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SGA And Res Life Face Off

Once again Barnard Bwogger Dassi Karp recounts the events of last night’s SGA meeting. This week, SGA covered a range of interesting topics, ranging from the private non-vote to resident life’s sign in and fire safety policies. Remember last week, when SGA spent an entire meeting not making the appointment they said they would? It happened again! This […]

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Barnard Contingent Faculty Fight For Their Rights

What’s the deal with Barnard’s contingent faculty? What is contingent faculty? What was the strike threat all about? Bwog staffer Sarah Dahl got a chance to hear from one of the union organizers last night, and is here to write about it. The following reflects her own opinions. “The College has consistently maneuvered legal delays and stalled negotiations […]

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An RA’s Dilemma

What are your RAs doing when they’re not CAVA-ing that one girl down the hall or yelling at Carman 13 to stop leaving hair in the showers? Bwogger Nadra takes you into the mind of a second-semester RA, desperate to cultivate some community on their frigid floor. You spend a good chunk of your winter […]

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Nobody Asked Tats: (Furniture) Off Da Street Edition

You’re poor. Furniture’s expensive. But considering your complex manifold identity of both student and “New Yorker,” how important exactly are the two R’s: RA’s and RATS? Tats explores the hardhitting questions so you don’t have to. Dear Tats, I recently procured some lovely, perfectly innocuous furniture off the street — probably some nice couple donating […]

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RA Payment Policy Changed

Everyone knows that one of the incentives for becoming an RA (besides those awesomely awkward times when you have to scold people your own age) is the free room. Part of an RA’s agreement is that their housing for the year is deducted from their Columbia fee, making Columbia housing truly the best deal in […]

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ESC: A Visit From Another Dean

Sean Zimmermann reports from last night’s ESC meeting. Dean Rinere of the Student Advising Center spoke to the council, addressing concerns students had brought up about their advisers being switched. Rinere explained that when students enter SEAS, they are assigned an advisor based on their declared “likely” major. If a student proceeds to declare a […]

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Let’s Give Thanks

Let’s face it: we don’t exactly make life easy for our RAs (or Community Advisers, or Graduate Hall Directors). So let’s appreciate them–with a Day of Staff Appreciation! From an email from Residential Programs: The Office of Residential Programs would like to invite you to join us in giving a shout-out to our Resident Advisers, […]

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The LLC and Awkward Silences

A visitor to the Livin’n’Learnin’ Center noticed something odd about a new poster welcoming students to Wallach 5. The floor’s new poster is ostensibly intended to help residents get to know New York by introducing them to all tha Big Applez‘ ethnic enclaves. You know, like the Upper West Side. The poster highlights neighborhoods across […]

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QuickSpec: Big Brother Edition

RAs chained to their rooms, ten pound ball style, seriously Mark Zuckerberg and Jeremy Bentham, love-buddies. Wait, no Pinnacle? Wheat, no Nussbaum and Wu? Meet me on the Champ-Elysees of New York. Oh wait, you can’t. You’re an RA. It’s all about the Ivy League and the Cotton Club. 

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