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.
After months of major, peaceful protests by indigenous peoples against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through the Standing Rock Sioux reservation water supply, the pipeline will been diverted. What does this mean, and what are conditions like in and around Standing Rock? Senior staffer Sarah Dahl recently caught up with Barnard sophomore Jessie Lee […]
Bernie cut staffers (yikes! job loss) and Ted named Carly Fiorina as his running mate (yay! women in politics!) today. Plus, Donald gave his first foreign policy address after winning big in Tuesday primaries. (NY Times) The NYPD announced charges against 120 gang members and affiliates in the North Bronx yesterday. It could be the […]
If you have no idea what’s going on around Amsterdam and 113th right now, read our earlier post first. New updates: Multiple police barricades are set up around Amsterdam An NYPD helicopter has been sighted (and heard) roaming the skies. Bikers are coming up from Brooklyn and Queens to join the group. According to this group, […]
According to an email that Public Safety just sent out to the “ALLCU_MS” listserv, a man was shot on 123rd street and Amsterdam: Dear Member of the Morningside Community, Police activity 123 St and Amsterdam Ave non-affiliate male shot avoid the area. Update to follow. Check back on this post for further coverage as the situation […]
A dead body was found hanging from a tree in Riverside Park this evening, between 115th and 116th. An NYPD officer on the scene told Bwog that the body belongs to a man in his thirties who is unaffiliated with Columbia. A person passing through the park noticed the body and alerted the police around 7:45 […]
Undercover police have made an arrest on Broadway outside Lerner. More details to come! Update: Bwog asked a police officer on the scene for information about the incident, but was told that no details of the arrest could be released. Public Safety also tells us that it has not received any news on the situation. […]
Evidence: (1) There was actually a giant Earth on Low Plaza today, brought to you by Global Brigades, which will be holding information sessions with free food tonight in Earl Hall at 7:30pm and 9:00pm. (2) Gossip Girl is set up at on Claremont Ave. near 120th St., perhaps poised to shoot on campus. (3) […]
Bwog has reports of a lot of cop cars blocking both auto and pedestrian traffic in the area of 120th Street and Amsterdam. It is unclear why the blockade has been set up and where it begins and ends at this point. Updates coming shortly. UPDATE (7:51 PM): Officers tell Bwog that it’s a “suspicious […]
Around 3:30 PM, the men’s bathroom on the 5th floor of Butler (the one by the east elevator) was promptly closed, locked and surrounded by two police officers and a CU Security official. One B&W staffer overheard the policemen saying that an incident had occurred around 3 PM and heard the cops muttering the words […]
Late last night, a couple former Columbia household names–Reggie Gossett CC ’06 and Illyana Mendez-Penate–found themselves on the way to prison after a party for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a transgender rights advocacy group. The SRLP press release says members of the SRLP were trying to stop police officers from violently detaining a black […]
Here’s an addition to the list of fun prophylactics that currently includes bar scanners, NSOP party shut-downs, stricter RA rules, and chastising frats (more on that later)– Bwog hears the Lion’s Head pub underwent a police raid and fake ID roundup late last night. Will it never end?
The Daily News reported at 4:00 AM and Spec picked up later that the prime suspect in last Saturday’s brutal rape was apprehended in Queens at about 5:45 PM yesterday. Barnard students were notified by e-mail at 9:00 AM. According to the article, “Robert Williams, 30, is a violent ex-con who attempted to kill his […]
Manhattan poll takes calculated, er, “responsible” stance on expansion: city’s “success…difficult to absorb”. There’s always Bounty. Mudd to get greener (does that mean less muddy, or more?) Police rubber-stamp 11-block strike walk… …but in opinion, we find self-conscious Iraq caution, and the same message with a lot more braggadoccio…plus, to top it all off, love is […]