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Staff writer and former daily editor, Leo Bevilacqua, offers his account of last night’s panel hosted by the Center for Palestine Studies, which spotlighted journalist Ben Ehrenreich’s experiences in the West Bank. Read on to see how Israeli-Palestinian discourse, in Leo’s interpretation, can be improved and why he believes demonizing the enemy does not function […]

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What’s cooler than being cool? Being a multi-cultural badass with a thing for parties and politics. Ariella dishes some dope advice and interesting personal tidbits in the process. Read on! Name, School, Major, Hometown: Ariella G. Hohl, GS, Middle Eastern Studies, São Paulo, Brazil Claim to fame: The girl who left campus one summer as […]

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Students at the Ramaz School, a Jewish prep school in Manhattan, created a petition to oppose their school’s decision to prohibit a speech by Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi. Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia, as well as Director of the Middle East Institute at SIPA. The Ramaz Political Society, […]

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Over the past two weeks, Egypt has erupted in mass protests. The Committee on Global Thought hosted a panel of academic all-stars to dissect the revolutionary frenzy. Daily Editor Sameea Butt recaps “Egypt Arising” below! And if you don’t feel like reading, you watch the full lecture online. The last several weeks have been witness […]

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Today, a group of faculty members sent a letter with 120 professor signatures regarding PrezBo’s “silence regarding academic freedom in Palestine.” While the last Israel/Palestine student rally may not have exactly been of 1968-proportions (ah, but what is these days), the faculty list has many well-known professors, including Lila Abu-Lughod, Gil Anidjar, Richard Bulliet, Yinon […]

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As you may have heard, there’s a bit of a to-do in Gaza right now. Being an utterly uncontroversial source for Israel-Palestine conflict analysis, Columbia hasn’t been able to keep its name out of the media, with several professors offering their thoughts on the latest clash. Some samples: Just before the start of the conflict, […]

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Bwog’s taking it easy this weekend, and so is the rest of the world.  This week’s roundup, minus most references to Rashid Khalidi. Also, today is Mess With Daylight Time, so don’t forget to turn your clocks back! Nobel prize-winner Chalfie jumps on board and supports Obama. The New York Times finally covers Khalidi goes […]

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A fair number of you politically inclined tipsters have sent us the CNN story about Palin’s mention of Rashid Khalidi’s relationship with Obama. (Good to know you aren’t harboring a grudge against CNN!) Anyway, Palin characterized MEALAC Professor Khalidi — whom she noted was a “political ally” of Obama’s — as a “former spokesperson for […]

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In response to the recent increased frequency with which McCain has been criticizing Obama’s friendship with Weather Underground co-founder and TC ’87 Bill Ayers, over 1600 professors and academics have signed a statement of support for Ayers. “It seems that the character assassination and slander of Bill Ayers and other people who have known Obama […]

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Over the past few days, the presidential campaign has become even more negative.  Now, hot on the heels of the Senator Barack Obama campaign’s announcement that they would play up Senator John McCain’s part in the Keating Five, Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic reports that McCain’s campaign has a new target: Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi. […]

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Oriflammes are gleaming! The rabble is roused! T-shirts are free for the taking! Five Years of War, Five Days of Action has reached its apex out on Low Plaza. A devoted cadre of protesters walked out of class at noon. Though the crowd has dwindled, there’s no reason to think any of the 236 people […]

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It’s academia’s equivalent to The 50 Most Beautiful People. And it’s put out by that most discerning of polemicists, David Horowitz. With all the appropriate pageantry, he presents us withThe 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America. Danger is sexy! And guess what? Columbia is the sexiest! Nine of the Dr. Dangers teach at Columbia. Eric […]

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