Staff Writer and GSSC Bureau Chief (Hey! If I have the title, I might as well use it) Olivia Mitchell reminisces on her first-year at Columbia as it comes to its early close– specifically the
In a video circulating on Twitter, Columbia University Public Safety officers were seen dragging peaceful protesters by the legs in front of Low Library yesterday. The protesters were affiliated with Extinction Rebellion, an organization staging acts of nonviolent civil disobedience to advocate for environmental causes.
At 12:58 AM on Sunday, September 8, Columbia Public Safety alerted University affiliates of an individual shot at 125th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
UPDATED: 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.
Content warning: This post contains descriptions of an assault of a Black student and racial profiling.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]