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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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GonzoBwog: One Karate Kid

Elizabeth Self went to a free self defense class, and was the only person there. Ever wondered what you should do if you should be attacked? Probably so, but not enough to go to a class. Anyway, Columbia Shotokan Karate Club is providing free Self Defense classes! Last night they were held in Carman basement lounge, […]

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NYPD on Barnard’s Campus

Public Safety is blocking off access to the Barnard Hall annex, and NYPD detectives are inside the building. Bwog understands that the building is full of dance studios and classroom space. Barnard’s Director of Media Relations, Sun Min, told Bwog that she cannot comment on the ongoing investigation. We’ll update as the story develops.

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Lewisohn Hall Security Alert

Public safety has issued an alert warning of the robbery of some items from Lewisohn Hall, between 6:00pm September 17 and 8:00am September 18, by a man identified as John Morales. The original warning follows. Please contact public safety with more information.

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If you’re planning to attend Barnard Commencement, get ready to be searched/checked/wanded/stripped/violated-in-all-sortsaways. To avoid the possibility of a nightmare scenario, Columbia University Commencement and Barnard College have been working with The White House and the Secret Service in order to ensure the security of POTUS. This means almost every gate, sidewalk, window, and building will be […]

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Robbery in Morningside

Scary stuff. Public Safety just warned the Columbia community that a little after midnight last night, two students were robbed while walking through Morningside Park. The two were approached by five or six males, one of which showed the students his gun. Here’s the full report: On April 30, 2012 at about 12:18 a.m. two […]

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Take Back All the Nights!

Last night students and members of the community gathered at the Barnard gates to participate in the Take Back the Night march, an annual demonstration against sexual violence. This year, the march took place along a similar route but with one notable difference—organizers decided to make the event completely gender neutral, eliminating the woman-only space […]

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Mugging and Attempted Sexual Assault

Really frightening news: Public Safety just warned Columbia students about an attempted sexual assault and a mugging earlier this weekend. On Friday evening, a woman jogging in Riverside Park was nearly sexually assaulted. Later that night, a man was robbed on Claremont Avenue and LaSalle St (up by 125th street). Here are the two alerts […]

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Manhattanville Building Collapses, Killing Construction Worker

According to Columbia Public Safety, a building in the heart of Manhattanville collapsed this morning with a construction crew still inside. The collapsed structure, The Pearl Green building on 131st street, is located in front of the Columbia-owned Studebaker building, on the block between between Tuck-It-Away Storage and Fairway. In a brief email, Ricardo Morales, […]

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More Safe Storefronts in Morningside

Public Safety has informed us that several new stores in the Morningside Heights area have been added as Safe Havens. As you may know, Safe Havens are essentially places to run when you feel like you are in trouble—this means the business owners have agreed to provide shelter and safety to students in danger while […]

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Columbia Makes Large-Scale Additions To Campus Surveillance

Just moments ago, a tipster divulged that Public Safety has taken covert and highly controversial new surveillance measures. Implanted on the heavily-trafficked inner doors to what our tipster reveals is called “Brogan” (Broadway/Hogan), this new security system monitors all potentially dangerously displays of bro-ing out.  These include, but are not limited to, smuggling 30-racks of […]

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Bag Snatch on Barnard Campus

At 10:40 am, Antonio Gonzalez, Associate Director of Barnard College Public Safety, sent out this security alert regarding Saturday’s Grand Larceny committed against a Barnard student: On Saturday, January 21, 2012 at approximately 12:45pm a Barnard College student was the victim of a Grand Larceny: Bag Snatch on Broadway and West 111 Street. The student […]

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Bike Theft Suspect Apprehended

Bwog received a email from Dean Terry Martinez about Columbia Public Safety’s successful apprehension of a bike theft suspect. After receiving a tip from a CC student on November 22nd, Public Safety followed up and managed to arrest the suspect for “attempted bike larceny, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.” In light of the […]

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Public Safety Speaks

Public Safety: they always seem to be there to shut down improv shows and boot you off the lawns, but never when you’re walking home bleary-eyed from Butler at 3am. As if you didn’t already have to reassure your parents of your safety in the big bad city, now you can go home for Thanksgiving […]

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