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It’s the first week of classes, and we know what that means: everyone’s desperately trying to get off the waitlist and into their first-choice classes. Senior Staff Writer Abby Rubel has some advice. Seriously consider your chances. What’s your class standing? How big is the class? How far down are you on the waitlist? If […]

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The most common advice given by parents and career counselors alike is “make sure to develop relationships with your professors!” And that is good advice. Professors have a lot of knowledge and experience to share, and you will absolutely need at least one to write you a recommendation letter at some point. The best time […]

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Hey, you haven’t done your course evaluations yet. We reminded you about three hours ago, but you must not have seen it…right? You didn’t see that reminder, did you? Yeah, of course—what are we saying! You’re still at 1020, enjoying a second night off during Reading Week. That’s why we just want to remind you again […]

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And now for something a wee bit different. In today’s Actual Wisdom, English professor Edward Mendelson teaches us a lesson about breaking the rules. And about the perils of questionnaires. It’s all below, in his personally requested format. It’s kinda like when you take major liberties with an unappealing essay prompt and end up writing […]

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Take a moment on your last Sunday at Columbia this semester to soak up some knowledge. In this edition of Actual Wisdom, classy Classicist Marcus Folch warns us not to be classist, among other things. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: Existence, least of all my own, needs no justification.  We are, after all, ends in […]

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In case you haven’t thought about him enough while studying for Principles, Bwog brings you the next victim of Actual Wisdom: Sunil Gulati, Econ Prof and president of the US Soccer Federation. In addition to these commendable achievements, Bwog would also like to personally thank Professor Gulati with the idea for this series. Cheers! Justify […]

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