Property records show that following the demolition of McDonald’s on 600 West 125th street, a new 34-story residential tower will be constructed to house graduate students, with a new McDonald’s opening up on the ground floor.
The SWS is a group of students striving to promote support and solidarity between students and workers both on the Columbia campus and outside of its gates. On Saturday, more than 70 Columbia community members rallied against worker inequality at Domino’s and at Indus Valley. Here’s Student-Worker-Solidarity’s press release on the event: Over seventy members […]
Columbia, Barnard, and Teacher’s College support staff are protesting today, right now, just north of the gates. UAW 2110’s contracts come up for review this year, and the University is asking for cuts, which the unions do not wish to grant. A mix of union workers and OccupyCU are walking around, drumming, and shouting things like, “What do […]
This week is OccupyCU’s Student Week of Action. Read on for Bwog resident #Occupier Jed Bush’s report on Day Three’s speak out and Day Four’s rally and march to Union Square, the latest in our ongoing coverage of this week’s events. Thursday: Today, OccupyCU participated in a student strike in solidarity with the OWS Day of Action, whose aims […]
This week marks OccupyCU’s Student Week of Action. Read on for Bwog’s resident #OWS correspondent Jed Bush’s coverage of Day One: “End the Sotheby’s Lockout” rally. Columbia’s Student Week of Action, orchestrated by OccupyCU, got off to a rather low-key start today, but that didn’t stop the 25 or so protesters planted in front of the […]
A group of students assembled on Low steps are currently protesting outside of Michael Bloomberg’s talk “Buisness Innovation and Entrepeneurship: City Strategies Summit with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.” The students protesting are loosely affiliated with the General Assembly, which will be meeting at 12:30 pm tomorrow at the Sundial. Video and pictures of the protest, […]
Yesterday evening President of Republika Srspska Milorad Dodik gave a lecture titled “An American Foreign Policy Success Story: The Dayton Accords, Republika Srpska and Bosnia’s European Integration.” Dodik has attracted controversy over statements about the Yugoslav wars. Specifically, Dodik holds that the Tulza Massacre was staged, questions the reports of the Markale massacres, and, though he […]
For the second year in a row, Columbia all-male a cappella group the Kingsmen has sparked controversy around campus with a provocative flyer campaign. Last year’s debacle featured a photo of a Kingsman himself with the text, “Rape me” and was followed up with an apology from the singing group—they had learned their lesson, it […]
We’re sick and tired of the man keeping aspiring writers/journalists/funny people down. Wearethe99percent who look at stupid posters and think, “Gee, I bet that a lot of other people would find my shoddy cellphone pic funny.” Well we aren’t going to take it any more. Join us as we take over Lerner SGO starting at 7pm. […]
Yesterday afternoon, nearly two hundred Columbia students walked and pedalled downtown to join the Occupy Wall Street protests. Some professors ended class early, and even joined the ranks of protestors. Thank you to skillful photographers Caitlin Watson, Wilfred Chan (both CC ’13) and Peter Sterne (CC’14) for providing these photographs.
With the Occupy Wall Street movement gaining momentum and national attention, Columbia students and faculty alike have been getting involved. CU Activists is planning on taking it a step further with a campus-wide walkout of classes at 3:30 pm today. In addition to the current talking points (economic inequality, lack of proper Wall Street regulation, etc.), today’s march aims to […]
The Occupy Wall Street protests continue on without an end in sight, and things heated up today around the Brooklyn Bridge. The protesters marched down the vehicle portion of the bridge, completely stopping traffic in the lanes. The NYPD responded quickly, blockading both sides and making nearly 400700 arrests, out of a total 1500 marchers. Paddy wagons as […]
Rodent Aficionados Michael Menna and Lauren Beck investigate the presence of the conspicuous rodent that occasionally greets you outside the gates of 116th on your way to class. Last week, Bwog spotted rats on Broadway. While not the only rodents seen in Morningside, the rats at Columbia’s gate may have been the largest. Twelve feet […]
According to the latest report by the Census Bureau, one in five New York City residents are now living below the poverty line, five percentage points above the 15.1% national average. New York City also holds the biggest income gap of any county in the country, with the top fifth of earners making 38 times […]
Earlier today, a few dozen students and a handful of reporters gathered in front of EC to rally for Iranian human rights. The event’s organizers, Jake Snider, David Fine, Eric Shapiro, CC’13, and Sam Schube, CC’12, originally intended to protest the CIRCA-Ahmadinejad dinner. But yesterday, CIRCA president, Rhonda Shafei, confirmed that CIRCA would no longer […]
What do ping pong balls, alcoholic beverages, and condoms have in common? I’m sure a first year Carmanite can tell you—and now Duane Reade is using strategic (read: subliminal) marketing to save everyone a bit of time. [West Side Rag] Apologies to all lovers of anarchy, protests on Wall Street, and V for Vendetta; according to a law from 1845, […]