This weekend, Pale Fire Theater presents a simultaneously hilarious and depressing play rife with impressive performances and directing.
Irish historian Christine Kinealy discussed the role of Black women—and Irish independence—in the abolitionist movement in a lecture hosted by NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House.
Who knew you could use your Columbia or Barnard ID to get into NYU’s Bobst library? Senior staffer Sarah Dahl has the scoop, thanks to her NYU connects. FYI, it’s pronounced B- OH – BST, with a long O, not like BOBst as in Bob’s your uncle. First things first about Bobst: Columbia and Barnard […]
Last night, Barnard Student Life hosted SisterSpit, an event that honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by bringing together renowned slam poets and Barnard and Columbia student poets to celebrate the power of spoken word. We sent Bwogger Betsy Ladyzhets to cover the event, and she managed to pull herself out of a state of […]
An intrepid team of reporters from NYU Local trekked uptown to pay our dear Butler a visit, so we told Features Editor and Bobst-enthusiast Alexander Pines to stop sending in field notes about it and just review the damn thing. Here’s his account. I get a little stir-crazy if I stay on campus for too long. It’s […]
NYU Abu Dhabi students complain about their beach resort campus. Ahhh, what might have been! (New York Mag) New York families do crazy things for their kids’ education. (New York Times) The plight of the middle class put to music. (Buzzfeed) Seriously though, admission at the 9/11 Memorial. (Gothamist) Bwog’s first world problem… Getting white […]
Monday night, a number of students gathered in a small room in Pupin to discuss the modern obstacles of labor rights in America. The presentation was titled Intern and Labor Rights: Amnesty Presents a Panel Discussion. It featured, among others, Ross Perlin. Perlin is best known for his book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn […]
Personally, we think it’s better when college magazines start blogs. But you know those NYU kids. From the Observer: NYU Young Media War Rages On: The young folk of NYU Local—the pirate NYU news publication/blog, as opposed to the officially-mandated NYU publication, Washington Square News—is going to wage further war on its rival by putting […]
Heroin in a five-year-old’s pockets. (NY Daily News) A Big Mac in a diabetic ward. (USA Today) Fuel in North Korean rockets. (Reuters) A bullet in store-bought cleats. (HuffPo) A transgender competitor in Miss Universe. (Daily Mail) Ikea in a London city planning initiative. (HuffPo) NYU in Greenwich Village. (NY1) Unlikely places to dune-buggy via Wikimedia Commons
Update, 4/7/12: Looks like all that voting was for naught, as Columbia comedians and comediennes Bob, Eli, Katy, and Orli lost to NYU’s team. Or, at least Columbia’s stand-up comedy team thinks so. This week, they are competing in a virtual match-up against stand-up comedians from NYU. It’s North vs. South, Uptown vs. Downtown, Morningside […]
Columbia isn’t the only university set on expansion in New York. NYU has decided to make a bit of a ruckus with the residents of the Village for the past couple of months with their proposal to develop 2.5 million square feet of new infrastructure over the next twenty years. Their plan, which they’ve called NYU2031 in […]
And unlike the weird clown photo you’ll see to the right, it’ll actually make you laugh! The National College Comedy Competition (sponsored, bizarrely, by Wendy’s) is on the hunt for the funniest college kid in America, and they’re making a stop here in good ‘ole New York. Columbia’s NCCC Comedy team faces up against NYU tonight […]
Why did the number of applicants to Columbia dwindle to a mere 32,000? Perhaps the kids realized it’s “impossible” to get in so they’ve all stopped applying, or more likely, it’s because Harvard and Princeton brought back early action. (Business Week) Mayor Bloomberg already takes Spanish lessons, but this year he wants to try a new language: […]
President Bollinger recalls his younger (but not more youthful) days as a Wall Street protestor. Despite having served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he wasn’t reluctant to chime in with his own views regarding the current protest. (Spec) Korilla’s brief stint in reality television ended last month after a cheating scandal. A […]