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Bwoglines: Surviving Edition

The New York Times is collaborating with not us NYU Journalism School on a new news platform, covering the East Village. (Yahoo) In a bizarre twist to the recruitment video phenomenon, Tufts now offers the option to applicants to submit videos to YouTube as part of their application. (NYT) A Columbia student on Survivor! (CBS) The […]

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Bwoglines: Take It Or Leave It Edition

   Image via Simpleology.com Paterson may have been dumped by the White House, but he’s sticking with it nonetheless (and he’s not backing Bloomberg) (NYT; NY Daily News). Various Barnard departments are working to carve up the Vag–sorry–the Diana (Spec).  Park(ing) Day takes over park(ing) spaces for all that’s good and green (Spec).  NYC might boast the […]

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Ultimate (Frisbee) Kicks Ass at Regionals

 -The Uptown Local Team Columbia’s Ultimate Frisbee (the sport is also called Ultimate) team Uptown Local gained some national cred this past weekend, finishing an impressive fourth in regional competition. The team‘s meteoric rise began the weekend of April 18th when they surprised the competition in Sectionals. Though the team was the 8th seed out […]

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Future Chinese Leaders Visit Columbia, Manhattan

The next Hu Jintao may be on campus right now. A delegation of China’s top university student body presidents is visiting New York this weekend to wrap up an Ivy Council-sponsored global leadership summit. Called the All-China Students’ Federation, what makes this group particularly important is its close ties to China’s leadership structure. Members of […]

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A Call to Arms: For God, For Country, For Bwog

Two years ago, we at Bwog lost the U.S. News and World Report‘s “Paper Trail” blog’s Best [Campus] Alternative Media Outlet poll to Wesleyan after some crotchety commenters lampooned their granola-eating ways and they retaliated en masse. We lost last year, too. This year, we have another foe: Yale. That’s right, now you have the […]

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Lions Pick Up First Ivy League Win Against Yale

The Columbia men’s basketball team defeated Yale 53-42 Friday night, ending the Bulldog’s five-game winning streak that had them tied for the lead in Ivy League play. It wasn’t a graceful win, but after whittling away a 9-point halftime deficit, the Lions surged late in the second half on a 14-3 run to keep the […]

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Eat Your Heart Out Yale

Say hello to the first member of the class of 2013: Blake Lively, from TV’s Gossip Girl program.  There she is on the right, looking studious. Lively mentioned in a recent interview to W magazine that she’d like to take classes here, at “Yale”, one day a week. Apparently, “the possibility of attending Columbia University […]

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A Public Service Announcement Concerning Hermione Granger

As some of our more movie-savvy readers have noticed, Hermione Granger (also known by the alias of “Emma Watson”) is currently touring the Ivy League, having already made stops at Harvard, Yale, and Brown (?), and provoking geeky analogies that Bwog certainly will not engage in. Though, just for the record, we would like to […]

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Columbia? Yale? Gossip Girl!

Columbians, ready yourselves: only 7 short days until the very campus you call home is featured on the greatest television show in the history of the world. Next Monday’s episode promises to be full of grand, sweeping shots of Earl and what looks like the Math Lawn, the only catch being that Columbia isn’t Columbia […]

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One More for the Books

According to an article by everyone’s favorite authority on colleges, US News and World Report, Columbia was nipped ever so slightly by Harvard this year for the top honor of being the university whose name appears most in global print and electronic media.  Hey, at least we trounced the rest of the Ivies, as Yale, […]

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Week in Review: Presidents and Precedents Edition

As a response to his own resignation, GSSC Vice President resigns.   Presidents, presidents, presidents… and Shakira, Shakira!  Endorsement… lol Brinkley stepped down, and a cryptic PrezBo email followed The NROTC debate continued, and a cryptic PrezBo email followed McCain violated the number one rule of presidential debates: never wear a striped tie on camera.  […]

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OMFG!

Independent reports and Bwog tipsters have told us (xoxo) that the CW show/fashion plate “Gossip Girl” is currently filming near “Earl Hall.” For those of you hoping to catch some spoilers, the popular show is apparently only filming “exterior shots,” which normally do not include cast members. Still, it could include some B-roll footage of […]

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ArticleHop: Ivy League Not Actually All That, Yale Prof Finds

So this article has been making the rounds for about a month, but even un-breaking news is sometimes worth a read. Writing in the American Scholar, William Deresiewicz argues that this “elite” education we’re getting actually kind of sucks. Roughly, he posits: the Ivies a) make it impossible for you to talk to people who […]

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