News Editor Lauren Kahme interviews the Co-Founder of The Testing Project, a grassroots movement advocating for essential workers’ protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’ve decided to pay more attention to USenate and what exactly they do, so as to be prepared for the upcoming election. They had their big plenary meeting yesterday. Senatorial summarizer Kevin Chen took notes. Les highlights: Per PrezBo, if this government shutdown goes on for more than a few weeks, the university is totally […]
A press release has just been issued announcing that Prezbo and the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will sign an agreement at 10:30 am tomorrow, “formalizing their intention to reinstate Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) programs at Columbia for the first time in 40 years.” The ceremony will take place onboard the navy […]
Columbia and the Navy have “agreed to officially reinstate Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Program enrollment opportunities at the University.” In a press release sent out today, PrezBo cites the repeal of DADT and the numerous student discussions as reasons for reengaging with ROTC. There are two practical details explicitly mentioned in the agreement. […]
Classes “begin” in a few days, figuratively because a few of Bwog’s have already been canceled for CC’83 Awesomeness Festivities. But your fair university didn’t get nearly as much sleep as you did over break. Here’s what Alma Mater’s been up to. People of Old Alumni provide proof that we’ll all find jobs, eventually. In […]
In 2005, the University Senate voted 53 to 10 (with 5 abstentions) against repealing the ban of ROTC on campus. At the time, the most recent student survey conducted about the issue (in 2003) showed that 65% of students were in favor of repealing the ban. Two days ago, only 49% of students who participated […]
If you were surprised to find a Bwog sans Quickspec this morning, have no fear for QuickSpec is here, as the Spectator was a tad delayed in updating their website today, maybe just because of all of the breaking NROTC hooplah on campus. NROTC at Columbia. Just like a coin-flip. “Healthy Aging Centers,” aging all […]
Hot on the heels of the CC/SEAS/GS results, Barnard’s numbers came in just a few moments ago. Here’s how they look: Total # Votes: 1,189 Yes: 453 (38.1%) No: 736 (61.9%) According to SGA President Sarah Besnoff: “The results of this vote indicate that this is an issue that will be discussed in the University […]
Final results for the NROTC vote were just announced for three of the four undergraduate schools (CC, SEAS, and GS), with an extremely close result. From CCSC president George Krebs’s weekly email: “The NROTC poll was closed at 9 am Monday morning and here’s the tally: We sent out 6913 email invitations, including all CC, […]
Living in a thriving Democracy means having your NROTC vote stolen. Native American Columbia students, voiceless no longer. Have you taken a gander at MARSLAC? Sing along: “Oh, who owns New York?” Columbia on its way to discovering the cure to cancer. Catch your first glimpse of the new permanent dean of the medical school […]
A tech-savvy commenter speculated that after “clearing their cookies” (a term we’ll define for the computer illiterate in just a minute), voters can change their personal survey ID number to someone else’s, which in theory would mean that anyone would be able to vote multiple times. Bwog’s on-call computer whiz kids Hans E Hyttinen and […]
Guard the link to your NROTC survey with your life, as that link that was emailed to you this morning is a personalized link. What this strangely inefficient system means is that if someone clicks your link, they can change your vote. Of course, this is only coming to light after numerous students group leaders […]
Hot on the heels of an NROTC professor endorsement, a number of faculty members have signed the following statement of opposition to NROTC on campus. In fact, this petition is something of a direct response to the pro-NROTC side’s statements: “In contrast to those who have expressed support for ROTC based on hypothetical conditions, we […]
Sociology Professor Allan Silver forwarded Bwog the following email, which was the impetus for yesterday’s NROTC professor statement of support. “I am simply responding to an item in Bwog mentioning that it is inquiring into the origin of the faculty statement in favor of ROTC. There is no mystery, nothing is concealed, all is transparent,” […]
Some heavy (and not-so-heavy) hitting faculty came out in the Spec today endorsing NROTC’s presence on campus. Bwog is inquiring into the genesis of the list–mostly male–and will update as information becomes available. The ad ran as follows, with editorial notes in italics: “We broadly support the return of ROTC to Columbia University — some […]
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