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Professors To Take Before They . . . Retire

Ah, class registration time. If you haven’t filled up your schedule by now with requirements, congratulations on not being a STEM major! Here are some suggestions for classes taught by professors who’ve been around forever and really know their stuff, brought to you by the Bwog staff. 

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Callout: Give Us Our Grades

It is now a full two weeks since Columbia’s last day of finals. That’s fourteen days, or 336 hours, or 20,160 minutes. That’s… a whole lot of time. And yet, so many of our professors still haven’t graded our final exams, papers, and projects. You have the time, you don’t have anything better to do, […]

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LectureHop: City And Landscape In The Ottoman Aleppo

“City And Landscape in the Ottoman Aleppo: Experiencing Architecture, Narrating Space,” was the next lecture in the Department of Art History and Archaeology’s “‘Islamic Art:’ Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures series,” presented by Heghnar Watenpaugh, professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis. We sent staff writer Romane Thomas to check it out […]

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2013 Trilling Book Award & Van Doren Teaching Award Ceremony Tonight

You are cordially invited by the Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College to join in consuming some “pomp and circumstance worthy” hors d’oeuvres and honoring some professors. Tonight at 6 p.m. in the Faculty Room of Low, Boris Gasparov will receive the 38th annual Lionel Trilling Award for his book “Beyond Pure Reason: Ferdinand de […]

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Summer Update, Part I

While we undergrads have been sunning ourselves and relaxing—read: feverishly catching up on the TV we missed during finals in a dark room, breaking only to snack—our profs and deans have been keeping busy, as usual. Read on to find out what they’ve been doing/saying/writing… Making Headlines Admiral Eric Olson, who played a pretty big […]

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Share Your Instructors’ Witticisms

Today is the first day of classes and of Columbia’s unofficial two weeks of “shopping.” Accordingly, professors tend to bust out some of their best material in order to sell you the idea that the whole class will be entertaining/worth it/whatever you’re looking for. Sometimes it will be, and sometimes today is simply a masterful […]

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Professors are People Too

We often forget (but Bwog often likes to remind us) that the most valuable resources at Columbia are our professors. For many, professors seem distant and de-humanized; just that guy or gal standing at the front of the class pontificating about some strange subject for an hour and fifteen minutes. At the same time, we […]

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Professors With(out) Benefits

Our dear university, hit hard by the recession, has been searching for ways to cut expenses. With assistance from consulting firm McKinsey, they’ve been weighing their options, some of which so upset Michele Moody-Adams that (have you heard?) she resigned as Dean of the Columbia College. While these recommendations have not been made public—and perhaps shall […]

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Core Professors Revealed, the Section Shuffling Begins

We check SSOL so you don’t have to! A few days ago, Lit Hum and CC profs were unmasked, and today Art and Music Hummers should be up too. Bonus points if your Core professors are actually on CULPA. (Hint: they never are.) Google away then wallow or rejoice!

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Update: Faculty Positions on ROTC

As the Task Force wraps up its proceedings, faculty members have taken definitive stances on the issue of ROTC’s return. An advertisement (pdf here) appeared in the print version of the Spectator on Monday, reprinting the faculty statement of support, countered by a new statement of opposition. You can read our post from February 19th […]

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Foner Gets Phallic

There’s nothing Bwog loves more than to wake up to a boner joke. Aren’t you glad we said “joke” at the end of that? Anyway, Columbia’s very own superstar Professor Eric Foner stopped by The Colbert Report again (!) to discuss his new book “The Fiery Trial.” But before he even began to share his […]

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AskBwog: What’s Up With Professor Titles?

If you’re like us, you’ve spent hours of valuable registration appointment time agonizing over whether to take a class with a visiting associate professor or an adjunct assistant.  What do these titles actually mean?  Bwog’s expert on esoteric distinctions, Jon Edelman, breaks it down. According to the faculty handbook, there are twenty-three possible titles for […]

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Instructors for Core Classes Posted

In case you guys didn’t know, instructors for Core classes that were previously without a professor have been out for a bit now. You can look them up in the Directory or on Courseworks. Protip for NSOPers this week: Take note of your sections and professors! Make friends in your class and gripe about the […]

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Bwoglines: What’s Going On Today Edition

Columbia professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the journalism, law, philosophy and geography categories. Portable showers were provided for travelers stranded at JFK, desperate for hygiene. (Gothamist) Doormen all over the city are poised to strike. (NYT) Some scientists stake the claim that 3D movies are bad for […]

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Alfred J. Kahn, Professor of Yore, Has Died

c. 1998 | Photo via CU Record Professor Emeritus Alfred Kahn passed away Friday before last in Hackensack at the age of 90.  He taught at the School of Social Work for fifty-seven years, starting in 1947. He was the first to earn a doctorate in social welfare from the school in 1952 and spent […]

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