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Ann Coulter Performs Adequately As Campus Activists Stay Home

Deputy Editor Zack Abrams was present last night at CUCR’s latest speaker event, a debate between conservative pundit Ann Coulter and political blogger Mickey Kaus, moderated by TV showrunner Rob Long.  The Columbia University College Republicans had promised an exciting debate between Ann Coulter and blogger Mickey Kaus. What we got, however, was two friends debating […]

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Bucketlist: Xi, Stalin And Tibet

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or have a correction to make, please leave them in the comments. Recommended: Decadents […]

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Bucketlist: Geopolitical Crisis, Phallus And Activism

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this extremely busy reading week are below. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or have a correction to […]

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The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went To War Against Its Own Citizens

On Tuesday evening, Bwogger Jake Tibbetts made his way to the Maison Française East Gallery to listen to Professor Bernard Harcourt discuss his new book, The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens, with fellow political theorists Seyla Benhabib of Yale University and Uday Singh Mehta of the City University of New […]

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A Talk With Her Excellency Doris Leuthard, President Of Switzerland

Each year, during the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly plenary, Columbia invites various international figures to speak in our hallowed halls. This series of discussions, often attended and moderated by President Bollinger himself, is known as the World Leaders Forum. Covering one of the first events, neophyte writer Sam Baron recounts his experience listening […]

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Senior Wisdom: Ariella Hohl

What’s cooler than being cool? Being a multi-cultural badass with a thing for parties and politics. Ariella dishes some dope advice and interesting personal tidbits in the process. Read on! Name, School, Major, Hometown: Ariella G. Hohl, GS, Middle Eastern Studies, São Paulo, Brazil Claim to fame: The girl who left campus one summer as […]

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Bwoglines: Outside The Bubble Edition

Hurricane Matthew hit hard in the Caribbean, causing massive casualties, and destruction in some of the poorest areas of Haiti . According to Haiti’s Civil Protection Service, Joseph Edgard Celestin, at least 336 people have died after Hurricane Matthew landed on Tuesday. He further explained: “Four people are missing, 211 are injured and more than 60,000 […]

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Remember Freedom Summer: Voting Rights 2016

Freedom Summer, a push from civil rights organizations to increase voter registration in Mississippi, confronted incredible hatred and violence from the KKK and police. The movement happened over 50 years ago, but the School of Social Work hosted an event last night in Low Rotunda to make sure we never forget the struggle for voting […]

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Closing Remarks: “Go Out And Get Drunk!”

Nothing better than your professors telling you, among other things, to get drunk, send nice emails, or vote for them in the future. Thanks for responding to our call and submitting direct quotes and/or descriptions of actions. A Bwog tradition, we once again bring you end-of-the-semester closing remarks! Alexis Soloski, LitHum: “Last week I threw […]

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Robby Mook Visits CU For Hillary

This Thursday, CU for Hillary Clinton was paid a visit by the presidential candidate’s very own campaign manager, Robby Mook. A Columbia alum, Mook returned to his alma mater to provide insight on behind-the-scenes campaign work and offer his support for the club on campus. We sent Staff Writer Mia Lindheimer to check out the active political scene.  […]

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ClubHop: CU Libertarians

Columbia students represent a wide range of political interests. Libertarianism is just one of them. We sent Bwogger Maddie Stearn to check out the CU Libertarians meeting Tuesday night in Hamilton 304. If you’re not a Libertarian, don’t let that stop you from attending a CU Libertarians meeting. Seriously, 10/10, Would Recommend. Going in, I […]

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World Leaders Forum: A Talk With His Excellency Shinzo Abe

This past week, leaders from around the world gathered on campus at The World Leader’s Forum. From Tunisia to Sweden, world leaders opened a forum for discussion on a range of topics relevant across countries. Global guru Henry Litwhiler relays his experience at one of the forums below. Even the most unobservant readers will have […]

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Registering to Vote: It’s Really Easy, We Promise

Confused about registering to vote as a Columbia student? Bwog’s democracy correspondent Ali Sawyer reports that it’s easier than you think. We Americans love our rights. At Bwog, we like to stretch the limits of our right to free speech on a daily basis. So why aren’t more college students using their right to vote? […]

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LectureHop: Future Mayor Chris Quinn

Last night, Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn stopped by Barnard to campaign for mayor discuss the problems facing women and those facing the city. Bwog’s City Hall bureau chief Peter Sterne reports. The Diana Event Oval auditorium was packed with Barnard (and a few Columbia) students hoping to hear from Quinn, who is […]

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Bwoglines: Election Edition

President Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney last night, and this time around was almost as special as his first time. (WSJ, CNN) Meanwhile, members of Congress seem fated for catfights. However, Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, can fist-pump all the way to Capitol Hill to join them as our first openly gay Senator. (Huff Post, Washington Post) Puerto […]

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