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Statement In Support Of Black Lives Matter

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Racist Messages In FIJI GroupMe Surface, Involved Members Asked To Disaffiliate

On Saturday night, Bwog received screenshots of messages from the GroupMe of Columbia’s chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI).

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Messages From Wrestling Team GroupMe Reveal Culture Of Intolerance

Bwog recently received screenshots of a Class of 2017 Wrestling Team GroupMe. The screenshots, which contain messages spanning from 2014 to a few days ago, are troubling—the men in the group message mock women’s appearances, make jokes about rape, use homophobic and racist slurs, and engage in other distasteful interactions. After requesting a statement from […]

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An Open Letter To The Mel’s Bouncer

Have you had your fake ID, or your dignity, or both, damaged by the Mel’s bouncer? 100% of you should’ve answered “yes.” One brave Bwogger has a response. Dear asshole, I never thought I would have to write a letter like this after high school. I thought my days of dolling up for a man’s […]

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Race, Title IX, And Academic Freedom Discussed At USenate Plenary

PrezBo’s Defense of Affirmative Action and Discussion of Columbia’s Racial Policy At the beginning of Friday’s University Senate plenary, PrezBo gave a long speech about racism and the university’s role therein. His speech was historical in nature, starting with the Supreme Court decision Brown vs. The Board of Education, which struck down segregated public schooling […]

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Stuff That Happened In August

Some Columbia related news passed in the month of August.  We rounded it up for you: Aditya Mukerjee, CC ’12 and the former publisher of Spec, was detained at the airport after setting off an alarm because he had bedbug spray residue on his hands. “You’ve got to understand, when someone of your background, traveling […]

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Administration Releases Statements On Hate Crime And Athlete Twitters

Update: Athletic Director M. Dianne Murphy and Coach Pete Mangurian have released their own statement; their letter is after the jump. Update #2: Aaaand another one, from OMA. Also after the jump. Deans Valentini, Goldfarb, Awn, and Director of Athletics M. Dianne Murphy have just released a statement to the Columbia community on the recent hate […]

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Some Football Players’ Bigoted Tweets

In light of yesterday’s news that sophomore Chad Washington was charged with a hate crime and the allegations that more people were involved in the incident, many were intrigued by the CU Football team’s impressively unprotected Twitter accounts. An hour ago, WKCR Sports tweeted a link to an Imgur album with a good number of […]

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Overheard: New Forms of Discrimination

It seems that nowadays, nobody is safe from persecution. Gender, race, weight, and economic groups of all kinds are judged and grouped together as inferior. Now, Bwog has overheard that another group is also being oppressed: “All men in headphones look the same? Did you just say that? That’s like…racist.” Men in headphones have to […]

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Stop and Frisk Goes Too Far!

Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker claims that he was accused of shoplifting at Milano’s Deli and then stopped and frisked by an employee! Whitaker was initially shocked, but he consented to the search. The actor did not report the incident to any authority figure at the request of the worker who was afraid that he would […]

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Graffiti of a Questionable Nature at BC

First came the lice. They invaded the heads (and sheets, and clothes, and pillows) of the girls of the Barnard Quad back in October. Next up on the nuisance continuum: “racist” graffiti.  It’s barely eight hours into the first day of the semester, and controversy has already erupted in the form of graffiti scribbled on […]

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Art Run Amok!

Rare is the day when Bwog kicks things off by satisfying your doubtless insatiable appetite for Columbia-related experimental art news, but here goes: The recent spate of bias incidents have led John DeSerio, GS, to undertake a marathon social and artistic experiment: for the next week, his “word wall” will be on display on Low […]

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Friday Goings-On: Money, Anger, Racism, Prizes, etc.

In case you were curious about what other things came up in the last 24 hours or so:   Robert Kraft, alumnus and New England Patriots owner extraordinaire, just donated a crapload of money to Columbia Athletics ($5 million, to be exact). Consequentially, Lawrence A. Wein Stadium has become the Stadium Formerly Known as Wein, […]

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Is there something in the water?

UPDATE: Letter from VP Dirks, Dean Quigley and Navratil included after jump. Bwog just got a copy of this blast email that went out to GS students. From: Mary McGee Date: Oct 11, 2007 4:29 PM Subject: **Vandalism in Lewisohn Hall To all GS students:  It is very distressing to report that anti-semitic graffiti was […]

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Speak and Rally

Organizers have wasted no time organizing a response to yesterday’s noose. Last night’s protest was followed by an early afternoon rally today, on the steps of Teacher’s College.  With a variety of signs and speakers, it seemed the event’s main purpose was to demonstrate a swift and strong response. By the time the event kicked […]

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