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Faculty Write Letter Of Support For Disciplined Students

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 […]

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Threats Of Disciplinary Action For CUCR Protesters

Some students who participated in the protest last week at Lerner are being threatened by members of Columbia administration with possible disciplinary action such as expulsion and suspension. The students were protesting Columbia University College Republicans’ event for which they hosted British speaker Tommy Robinson. Robinson is known for his fascist and white supremacist ideologies […]

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Students Demand Korean President’s Resignation In Protest On Low

Been too distracted by American politics to hear about what’s been going on in other countries? Bwogger Youngweon Lee tells you about a political scandal that has Korean students at Columbia taking a stand. While America was going up in flames amidst the election drama, across the Pacific Ocean, Korea was having a political scandal […]

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Letters From The Inside

Bwog (pretends) we got our hands on the diary of one of the CDCJ activists who slept in Low for 8 days and…let’s just say…well, let’s let it speak for itself. Enjoy! Friday, 4/15 Dear Diary, It’s the morning after my first night sleeping in Low Library. I feel…different. I can’t believe it happened. The […]

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The Excuses End At Take Back The Night 2016

Last night, a group of activists marched to “took back the night,” in our campus’s annual Take Back the Night event to raise awareness to end sexual violence. Bwogger Jessa Nootbaar was there to record the action, and she only wishes she’d been joined by more community members. When a member of Take Back the […]

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DivestGate: An Update On The CDCJ Occupation Of Low Library

If you go to Low Steps right now you might see people in suits walk up to the entrance of the building, then turn around growling in frustration when they realize that protesters have caused the building to be locked down. This lockdown is part of CDCJ’s  protest in support of fossil fuel divestment, which […]

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Bwoglines: Bouts And Doubts Edition

Famed mixed martial artist “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey failed to roll with the punches on Saturday evening, losing to Holly Holm and thus ending her undefeated streak (although there are already talks of a rematch). (Los Angeles Times) Did anyone watch the Democratic debate on Saturday night? Apparently not. (Washington Post) In the aftermath of the Paris […]

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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Complete With An Open Mic

Columbia University’s Native American Council will be celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day today, in lieu of Columbus Day, and with good reason—so take this opportunity to cast off second-grade history (replete with offensive pageants and revisionist history) and stop moaning about having class today. They will be on College Walk all day to promote several activities: there […]

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Students Stage Protest At Tree Lighting Ceremony

During this year’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on College Walk, students staged a protest in the form of a die-in. This action is in continued response to the recent rulings on the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Students were spotted carrying signs saying “we can’t breathe” prior to the ceremony. We received a tip earlier tonight about the die-in, […]

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Protesters And Police Take Morningside Heights

Protest of the Eric Garner case decision released tonight, focused on Amsterdam and 113th, was met with rapid police action. There have been swarms of news helicopters, emergency vehicles, and cop cars in the area. We began to receive tips just before 11 PM tonight, and will continue to update with photos and video from […]

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Bwoglines: What Makes You Angry? Edition

Across the United States, there’s anger in the streets for justice, as fast food workers are protesting and getting arrested for higher wages. (The Guardian) In the UK, academic Marina Warner has slammed her former university for its transition from humanistic pursuits to corporatization. Columbia students, take note. (The Independent) But bureaucrats are having problems to; healthcare.gov […]

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Faculty House Workers Authorize Strike

The union members of Faculty House, who have been in contentious contract negotiations for months, voted yesterday to authorize a strike. The full statement can be read below: To the students, Faculty and the Administration of Columbia University;  We the Local 100 Union members of the Faculty House have made a difficult & heartfelt decision […]

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SWS Braves the Cold

In their long campaign for Faculty House Workers’ rights, Student Worker Solidarity staged a protest today. Undeterred by the snow, they stood their ground mid-Nemo and, with their bravery and shouting, gained the attention of Columbia’s campus. Say what you want about them or their cause, but that takes some serious cojones. Protest in the Snow […]

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Orgo Night: Our Roundup

Orgo Night began as a usual night in Butler: as a mass of people intently studying in 209. Nearly all desks were full as the stress of exams bubbled in everyone’s heads. As the crowds started to walk in, three different looks popped on people’s faces. Some looked up from their books, faces lit with […]

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Orgo Night (And Associated Protests, Counter-Protests) 2012

With all the controversy the CUMB has been stirring up in the past few hours, you’d be a fool to miss Orgo Night. You’d also be a fool to give up your hard-won Butler seat, though, and to stuff your way into a crowd of desperate, tired people. Below, the best of both worlds: a […]

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