News Editor Lauren Kahme interviews the Co-Founder of The Testing Project, a grassroots movement advocating for essential workers’ protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the 2019 University Commencement quickly approaching, Columbia College has announced this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian.
This year’s Phi Beta Kappa inductees have been officially named by Columbia College. 2% were named this fall, and the remaining 8% were announced today. Students are chosen based on “the breadth, depth and rigor of their academic programs” as well as with recommendations from faculty members. Congratulations to all these smart and talented people. […]
Yesterday afternoon, Columbia College announced its 2014 valedictorian and salutatorian. Bwog interviewed this year’s CC valedictorian, Margarete Diaz Cuadros, and salutatorian, Samuel Walker, soon after. Bwog: How did you find out you were valedictorian, and how did you celebrate? Margarete: I got an email from Deantini but initially ignored it because I did not realize it was meant for […]
In this latest RoomHop, dorm design professional Alexandra Svokos traveled to the Woodbridge abode of a pair of seniors involved—among other things—in XMAS!6, which is tonight(!) in Roone at 8:15pm. “His name is Nero,” Lila Neiswanger,CC ’12, and Will Brown, SEAS ’12, say in unison about their betta fish. “Oh, the apartment’s name is Antium, […]
Yesterday, while you were skipping class and sleeping in, the MacArthur Foundation announced this year’s 22 Genius Grant recipients, and Columbia graduate Alisa Weilerstein is one of them. A member of the Class of 2004, Weilerstein started playing the cello when she was four years old and debuted with the Cleveland Orchestra at just 13. The Foundation […]
On Monday, we learned the identities of the academic top dogs in CC, and last night, Bwog caught up with this year’s valedictorian, Arianne Richard. How did you find out that you were valedictorian, and did you do anything special to celebrate? Dean [Michael] Pippenger emailed me about two weeks ago with the news of […]
The first round of Phi Beta Kappa results are out; these lucky individuals were elected to the society in December. Congratulations to all! For the unknowing, Phi Beta Kappa is the “nation’s oldest academic honor society,” and eventually about 10% of the graduating class becomes a member. The first round of elections took place last […]
Thursday afternoon saw NYU professor Edward Wolff (the happy guy at right) visit IAB 801 to lecture on “Long-Term Trends in The Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being, 1959-2004.” Sounds complicated? That didn’t stop Bwog’s Wealth and Mad Men correspondent Emily Ahn from filing a report. Like a book, you can’t judge a lecture by its title. […]
– Photo by JNW Spotted in Lerner: blogger and Entertainment Weekly creator/founding editor Jeff Jarvis (dim photo at right). Jarvis, who is also now the director of the interactive journalism program at CUNY’s new journalism school, was part of a pre-lunch panel in the Business School’s BRITE Conference, which is taking place during today […]
Our heartiest congratulations to Emily Rose Jordan, CC ’09, on becoming the second Columbian in two days to win the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Jordan, who is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, will pursue a PhD in Experimental Psychology at Cambridge next year. A Chicago native, Jordan studied psychology and anthropology (see, it is […]
Caroline Robertson, CC ’09, has been named a Gates Scholar this year. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offers full rides to non-UK students for graduate work at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is awarded based on “intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to […]
Communal fake-boyfriend/dishy stats wizard Nate Silver has been spotted in Hamilton Hall! After some frantic Googling, Bwog’s discovered that Silver’s in town to give a lecture about election website methodology at Lincoln Center from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. If Silver’s still in Hamilton, that means there’s still time to head down to catch the […]
Wondering what you have to do to be an early member of Phi Beta Kappa? Here’s what Bwog found out about our early nominees: Rajiv Agarwal, Philosophy, co-president of Columbia Global Justice Rudi Batzell, History, Undergraduate History Council chair, editor/reviver of the Undergraduate History Journal, former editor of Lucha’s El Participante, and anti-ROTC panelist. Mikaela […]
And you thought cell phones were only for what the kids call “texting”: six SIPA students, in partnership with UNICEF, have received the first-place award in the US Agency for International Development’s “Development 2.0 Challenge” for their project incorporating cell phones in monitoring child malnutrition. According to their project proposal, the students intend to replace […]
Today’s New York Times Sunday Book Review includes a letter to the editor from philosophy and English professor Philip Kitcher, in which he masterfully corrects Slate overlord Jack Shafer. The latter had hypothetically asked in last week’s review of Roy Blount, Jr.’s Alphabet Juice: “Who before Blount thought to construct a complete conversation using only […]