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Welcome back from winter break! While the days of relaxing in warm and sunny places or skiing in fresh snow are gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself in the city during the winter.
Good morning Columbia! As homework begins to pile up and you realize the semester is actually, really, 100% starting, know that Bwog is here for you when you can’t waste your entire day reading the
Here, Bwog generously provides a closely-held recipe for Russian Tea (which neither comes from Russia nor contains tea), and it’s the perfect Beverage-in-Mug to warm you the hell up.
This Bwogger witnessed an epic faceoff in their Postmodernism class yesterday, which led them to question: if “blackberry” means “I love you,” what does kicking a cockroach out of a classroom mean?
Editor in Chief Isabel Sepúlveda provides the Columbia community with an actual email she sent to an actual professor teaching an actual class that’s guaranteed to get you off the waitlist. Here’s to your soon-to-be
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia, joined Columbia’s World Leaders Forum to speak on multilateralism and rule of law. The University received criticism from pro-Israel groups on campus for this invitation of Prime Minister Mohamed, who has long been accused of holding and expressing anti-Semitic views, which became one of the hot topics during […]
Internal editor Zoe Sottile is hoping to get something special in her stocking this year… looking at you, PrezBo. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, in 2016, our beloved and mysterious Prezbo made a cool $3,927,961. Meanwhile, Peter Salovey, the president of Yale, made a comparatively frugal $1,282,777. Bwog set out to figure out […]
For the last session of his annual political science lecture, Freedom of Speech and Press, University President Lee Bollinger invites the class over to a cookies-and-cider reception in his immense castle. After watching PrezBo talk civil liberties in class twice a week all semester, Bwoggers Zoe Sottile, Sarah Harty, and Sarah Kinney stopped by the […]
Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and Provost John Coatsworth announced today that Columbia has agreed to bargain with the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC) and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW), both unions affiliated with United Automobile Workers (UAW). The announcement comes just a week and a half before November 30, the deadline GWC gave Columbia to agree to […]
Though protestors repeatedly tried to teach Columbia a lesson about worker’s rights, Prezbo has been notably absent from the conversation. Part of this is due to the fact that he is not on campus. Where did this enigmatic dictator go? Staff writer Megan Wylie has some thoughts. The past week has included a lot of protestors, […]
Fed up with whiny Columbia students, living next to Wien, and shitty dining hall food, PrezBo is planning a move to a sunnier locale. We spotted his Audi for sale on Craigslist with a description reading: ‘desperately stressed university president needs money to fund move to Aruba.’ The president was last seen getting beaded braids in preparation for […]
We’ve all gotten drunk texts from friends, exes, and sleazy fuckboys. But what would those texts look like if they were coming from the president of Columbia himself? Bwog has imagined a few possibilities, and… they aren’t pretty. Screenshots via fake itext message
Early Monday afternoon, the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) released an open letter to President Bollinger, in which it declared to hold a strike authorization vote if the university did not honor the union’s existence. As part of graduate students’ 3-year-long struggle to unionize on Columbia’s campus, this letter comes as a response to Columbia’s January announcement that […]
Yesterday evening Bwog received copies of two letters written by Columbia faculty members, in support of students disciplined for protesting the Columbia University College Republicans (CUCR) Tommy Robinson event on October 10. The letters are the latest in a range of efforts by students to defend themselves from what they view as unfair disciplinary action for a […]
In a meeting this evening, SGA voted unanimously in favor of releasing a statement supporting graduate student unionization, making SGA the first student government body on campus to do so. In August 2016, the National Labor Relations Board ruled to allow graduate students at US universities to unionize, in a case that involved the Graduate Workers of […]