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Barnard College will be seeking a new Executive Director of Public Safety as one of three steps taken to reform the agency after the assault of a black Columbia student in the Milstein Center last spring, according to a statement emailed to the Barnard community by President Sian Beilock on Thursday. 

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Content warning: This post contains descriptions of an assault of a Black student and racial profiling.

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Bacchanal Review 2018

Yesterday, Bwog Senior Staffer Sarah Dahl and Deputy Editor Zack Abrams used their press passes for an up-close and personal take on Bacchanal, 2018, whose theme this year was “Pop, Lock, & Bacch it.” Being able to get close enough to Ty Dolla $ign yesterday to see the words in his tattoos (the neck one […]

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Multiple Shootings Near Campus Last Night; No Public Safety Alert

Shortly after midnight last night (around 12:30am, Dec 16th), a man was fatally shot on the corner of 109th Street and Columbus Avenue in front of Manhattan Brew & Vine. He was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital with multiple shots to his torso. The police investigation continued late into this morning. The victim, 48-year-old […]

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SGA Talks To BOSS

This week’s SGA got BOSSY, indicating once again they are really going to try and get things done. Bwogger Dassi Karp covered the the range of issues presented, from lack of diversity within courses to dessert freedom for all.  At this week’s meeting of the Student Government Association, the members of our fearless Barnard Rep […]

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Public Safety: Do You [Bullet]Proofread?

While there have been countless questionable Public Safety emails, we were particularly concerned with the misleading note we received last Tuesday regarding the “Active Shooter Awareness Seminar.” Bwog Staffer Nikki Shaner-Bradford  calls out this blatant oversight. Dearest Public Safety, What happened last Tuesday? Your typically thrilling and community building emails took a turn for the sinister. By this, I […]

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Chemistry Department Experiences Break-Ins

Update (5:26PM): At 5:10PM, VP for Public Safety James McShane forwarded a Clery Crime Alert (see below) to all public safety emails detailing last night’s break-in. According to the alert, the break-in took place last evening at 10:08PM. The suspect entered Havemeyer 3000 Broadway, went inside offices on the 5th and 6th floor, and removed […]

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Statement From James McShane Regarding Bacchanal Security Costs

Presumably in response to outrage over the allocation of $20,000 — $25,000 in additional funds to provide for added security and other services on the Butler lawns during Bacchanal, Vice President for Public Safety James McShane has put out an email explaining how the funds received by Public Safety will be put to use. The text of […]

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Chokehold In Carman

This afternoon, Bwog received the following anonymous tip in regards to an incident outside of Carman Hall: Spotted around 11:40 AM A safety guard and a Carman 5 resident in an intense physical fight outside Carman. Student (shirtless) tries to flee is pursued and subsequently attacked by guard. Trail of 4 or 5 other guards […]

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Overseen: Jurassic (Riverside) Park

Bwog received a startling tip yesterday: “Something GIANT just flew out of the tree outside my window. I couldn’t see what it was, but holy shit. It must have literally been a pterodactyl or something. The night is dark and full of terrors.” We reported the incident to Public Safety, who has since launched a […]

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Sometimes the Man can really get you down, especially here at Columbia, but not always for the wrong reasons. In light of today’s town hall on protest rules, we bring you an article from the Blue and White’s December issue on security at Columbia. This is the second half of the investigation written by Naomi Cohen. […]

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Police Activity On Broadway

Public Safety sent out the following message just now: Police activity in the area of 116th street and Broadway. Please avoid area until cleared. – Public Safety One tipster says that the gates are closed and roped off, and that there may be a bomb threat from a suspicious bag. However, this is completely unverified […]

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Public Safety Changes As Result Of Quality Of Life Survey

The University Senate Student Affairs Committee (SAC) has released a list of changes that Public Safety will be making to its policy and procedures as a result of the Quality of Life survey. On the Morningside campus, Public Safety will be concentrating roving patrols on the north end of campus at night, providing reflective vests […]

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Home Invasion At Columbia Apartment On 111th

According to breaking911.com, there’s just been a home invasion at a Columbia apartment at 535 West 111th street (most likely University Apartment Housing). Police are looking for three males with masks and armed with guns, and NYPD Mobilization 1 was requested; according to Spec, there’s no information aside that from the police press line. Stay […]

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Public Safety Advisory: Motorcycle Rally

Update: Here’s what actually happened, with photos. Apparently one of the motorcycle drivers in the crash and subsequent assault on the Henry Hudson Parkway last Sunday is being treated at St. Luke’s Hospital. Prepare for a bumpy ride. Public Safety Friends, I am writing to inform you that we are in receipt of information that there may […]

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