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Five Places On Campus Where You Won’t Be Disturbed By Pigeons

Curious as to where you can escape from the feathered furies that run this campus? This anonymous bwogger will tell you the real hot spots where you can finally find peace and solitude…

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My Favorite Revolution: SisterSpit (A Night Of Storytelling And Poetry)

Last night, Barnard Student Life hosted SisterSpit, an event that honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by bringing together renowned slam poets and Barnard and Columbia student poets to celebrate the power of spoken word. We sent Bwogger Betsy Ladyzhets to cover the event, and she managed to pull herself out of a state of […]

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Overheard in MusicHum: Passover is a Catholic Thing, Right?

We weren’t even sure how to react to this tip ourselves… From a bewildered tipster: “85% sure my Music Hum instructor wasn’t joking when he said, ‘They only composed masses for really special holidays. Like Easter and Passover.'” No one reacted.   Your favorite curse-word courtesy of Shutterstock

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BwogSalon: Sanctum

Bwog has hopped, poked, and swiftly skimmed, but now we’re inviting other writers into the Bwog Bubble. We think there’s lots of fantastic campus journalism out there that sometimes slips under the radar. In the spirit of Enlightenment salons from centuries past, we present our newest feature, BwogSalon. Bwog asked the editors of each publication […]

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Bucket List: Hear About Prezbo and God

One of the greatest perks of an Ivy League education–right in NYC, no less–is having all sorts of guest lecturers and talks hosted right on campus. Yet many of these great talks are not publicized enough. Enter Bucket List, a weekly feature that aggregates these events in a single location that will hopefully make you […]

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Maverick Mark “Tenured” Taylor Slams Tenure

Crazy cowboy philosopher and Columbia Department Chair Professor of Religion Mark Taylor came out swinging today with a New York Times opinion piece condemning his own job. The longtime gloom-and-doom prophet of educational decay made his stand against the tenure system, calling it a financial and intellectual blunder and accusing its defenders of acting purely […]

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LectureHop: Faith in Welfare?

On Thursday afternoon, Liz Jacob, Bwog’s Charitable Affairs Bureau Chief, ventured into the bowels of SIPA to report on a lecture by Jason Hackworth, associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Geography and Urban Planning. Hackworth opened his discussion with a brief analysis one of field’s most popular buzzwords—neoliberalism. Often decried by a […]

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LectureHop: You Mean We Can All Just Get Along?

If you were all hyped up for the “conflict” part of last night’s Veritas Forum “Faiths in Conflict: Searching for a Common Space,” you may be disappointed by the friendly banter between secularist Heyman Center Director Akeel Bilgrami and Sri Lankan theologian Vinoth Ramachandra. Bwog correspondent Sarah Ngu reports on their discussion of how to […]

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Netflix: Get Yourself Westboro Baptized

Bwog’s very own Christ-fearing cinephile Mark Hay is back (or resurrected, you might say) with this week’s film recommendations. Bwog did not get a chance to talk with the Westboro Baptist protestors this Thursday – the police would not allow that simple liberty. Neither, one would expect, would these protestors have been willing or able […]

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Tutu, Cahill to Speak on the Death Penalty at a Church Near You

 Photo by JYH Please pardon the late start this morning (or afternoon); after Bwog’s graciously-attended birthday party last night, we’re a little sleepy.  All that Pin the Tail on the Donkey, you know. But the news does not pause for hangovers, and Primate of the Bwogosphere Jon Hill has spotted an exciting opportunity to hear […]

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New Bicycle Cult on Campus?

Carved into the marble outside Butler Library: “The bicycle is a mysterious organism!”  Although COBOP leader applications are due today, as of yet no evidence has come to light implicating the freshman orientation program in this or any other acts of bicycle worship.

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Three Great Religious Films Not Involving Mel Gibson and/or Anti-Semitism

School’s back in session and the economy’s in the tank. These are two simple truths. Now, plunged back into our workloads and faced with the utter futility of our studies, the lack of a bright tomorrow (though maybe a bright next-decade), it’s easy to despair. Well, despair not, because this week Bwog presents three films […]

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Barnard Professor Stops By “The Daily Show”

Barnard religion professor Randall Balmer just guaranteed himself best-selling author status. Appearing on The Daily Show last night to plug his latest book, God in the White House, Balmer talked with host Jon Stewart (and his well-heeled audience of 2 million) about how religion has shaped the modern American presidency. Balmer argues that voters have become […]

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From the December Blue and White

The December issue of The Blue and White — our Denominational Domination issue — will be on stands (and online) later this week. In the meantime, here’s something to read besides your old class notes.  “O Ye of Little Faiths” by Alexandra Muhler While Columbia is an institution regularly accused of godlessness, our Student Governing […]

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ResLife: Accidental Missionaries, or Introducing: Scripture Candy-Gate

We were dismayed to receive the following Concerned Email from Nussbaum resident Allon Brann this afternoon. Brann, like so many unsuspecting students, attended the Nussbaum incarnation of ResLife’s Thanksgiving free-food giveaway. But “the holiday offering of cider, pie, whipped cream, and candy is merely a front for a sinister aim:  the indoctrination and eventual conversion […]

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