This past year has been nothing short of a disaster for many people, but working, learning, and socializing through our computer screens has produced a few silver linings that we’d want to stick around.
A noose was found at the Union Theological Seminary on Wednesday afternoon in an incident currently being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
Bwog can somehow explain the past 22 days of housing, but the mystery behind the resurrecting 6-person Plimpton suite will remain unsolved.
This morning, Barnard announced the Phi Beta Kappa Barnard inductees for Spring 2021. They will be inducted alongside a group of 12 inductees announced in fall. The full list of names and departments is below.
Interesting positions await from the Department of the Interior! (Not to ruin the fun, but a quick Google search reveals this is probably a product of Sign Hacker, so no need to actually worry.)
Columbia scientists take no vacations! Defying conventional medical technology, one Columbia engineer has decided to build his way out of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. The mChip, now passing its fourth year of testing, aims to deliver the diagnostic capabilities of a full-fledged lab to patients on a hundred-dollar chip. In case that’s not impressive, […]
Jenny Slate, a CC alum, is apparently not being asked back to the SNL Cast. Analysts speculate the move may be related to her decision to drop the F-bomb in her debut performance. (NYT/HuffPo) Irrigation may help to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to an Earth Institute study. (Sify) The B-School takes 3rd […]
Columbia researchers discover a gene associated with schizophrenia (Reuters) More Columbia research indicates that you shouldn’t replace your doctor with a Twitter account. (US News and World Report) Megan McCain, CC ’07, is featured in a blog series called “Better Know Your Right Wingers”. (Campus Progress) Urban Outfitters will open on Broadway at 99th st. […]
You can’t live in sin next year. Stay tuned to Bwog for more coverage. Cigarettes will no longer be allowed to be called “light,” but will instead be conveniently color-coded. (NYT) A J-School alum was just named Times National Editor. (NYT) CU Researchers find that pretending to be happy is good for you (Daily News)
It’s only a small step towards a brave new world of medicine, but scientists in Columbia’s Biomedical Engineering Department, led by Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, have successfully created part of a jaw joint from stem cells. The scientists say that the joint (at right) is the first “complex, anatomically-sized bone” created using stem cells, and will […]
Columbia’s own associate professor Rama Cont is featured in the most recent edition of City Journal discussing new ways of financial modeling and his unconventional view on the economic crisis. Although Bwog has a hard-ish time wrapping its head around the more specific econ bits, all you would-be i-bankers may find Cont, who conducts his […]
If the end of the weekend’s got you down, pick up those spirits with the following story from the Chicago Tribune. Last December, after being urged to get a neurological scan by his mother, the 23-year-old received the results: he had glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain tumor (median survival: just over a year), […]
Classes “begin” in a few days, figuratively because a few of Bwog’s have already been canceled for CC’83 Awesomeness Festivities. But your fair university didn’t get nearly as much sleep as you did over break. Here’s what Alma Mater’s been up to. People of Old Alumni provide proof that we’ll all find jobs, eventually. In […]
The thirteens are coming (really, they are), and everyone is taking notice. Thirteens cometh, thirteens goeth: Because without a scholarship, we’re far too expensive. And there’s always those pesky test scores to stop people. And the oh so quotable: Chalfie: “I basically tickle worms.” CU Neurosurgeon Richard Anderson: “Since there are a million different types […]
Columbia’s medical researchers are provoking helpless panic across the country today, but word is, it’s good for your cardiovascular health. Scientists here have upended some traditionally accepted wisdom and are now arguing (in some cases) against CT scans and abstinence. Just one more thing to worry about for two of the most lamentable at-risk populations: […]
As Columbia undergrads, we tend to think the University centers around us. But beyond even the mélange of colleges, graduate schools, professional schools, medical schools, and two theological seminaries that congeal in the average student’s imagination as the greater Columbia University lies a sprawling network of 212 (I counted) research institutes and centers, about 160 […]
Podcasting His Life Away: Electrical Engineering Prof. Daniel P.W. Ellis has a hobby even his wife finds creepy: digitally recording every waking moment of his day. Seeing it as an audiologged diary (or a “lifelog”), Ellis recounts such highlights as the fight with his wife in which he made “asshole” comments and his pleas to doctors […]
Columbia’s myriad of research institutes helped Bwog to realize that not only will studying PE or blebs in college prove fruitful some day, but that every research, however small, can be funded if need be. Even if you have to ask reactionary drug war people for the money. A few favorite centers: Center for the […]