On Friday morning, the Columbia University Band Alumni Association sent out a press release announcing that the marching band will continue to play at future athletic events, including the homecoming game this Saturday.
It’s a new installment of Cooking with Bwog! In honor of the upcoming Hallow’s Eve, Bwogger Cara will provide you with a no-muss no-fuss potion to get you through midterms.
Bwogger Andrew Chee is live on the scene in Futter Field, where extreme wind speeds are dismantling the Big Sub. Details of this story may change as it develops.
This Thursday, Milvets and GS alliance hosted a panel on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. We sent Senior Staff Writer Ross Chapman to check it out. It’s been four years since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), an ineffective military initiative to accept LGBT individuals into the armed forces while simultaneously not […]
We’ve decided to pay more attention to USenate and what exactly they do, so as to be prepared for the upcoming election. They had their big plenary meeting yesterday. Senatorial summarizer Kevin Chen took notes. Les highlights: Per PrezBo, if this government shutdown goes on for more than a few weeks, the university is totally […]
The final issue of The Blue and White is on campus just in time to offer perfect procrastination fodder. You’ll find an interview with Greta Gerwig, BC ’06; a critical look at TFA; and the final installment of a series on undergraduate student debt at Columbia. Scour Butler or Lerner for a copy, or check it out […]
Because of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, gay and lesbian service members may now serve openly in the US armed forces. The repeal officially went into effect at 12:01 am this morning. The legislation will allow the plans for a Columbia NROTC program, which PrezBo laid down last semester, to finally proceed. Bwog extends its […]
One of the most controversial issues at Columbia last year was the return of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program. It was the talk of the national media and dominated campus politics for a good semester. Bwog brings you up to speed with this primer on ROTC at Columbia. Some historical context: Columbia has played […]
Michele Moody-Adams may have only been dean for a scant two years, but she has undoubtedly made her mark in Columbia history. Bwog’s Peter Sterne takes us through the short time she spent as Dean of Columbia College. When Michele Moody-Adams was first named as Columbia College’s new dean in February 2009, The New York […]
Yesterday, Yale voted to restore ROTC, just days after Stanford voted to do the same. (YDN, Stanford Daily) Famous playwright Tony Kushner, CC ’78, was slated to receive an honorary degree from CUNY, until one trustee objected and CUNY scrubbed his nomination. A lot of people cried foul, so now it looks like he’ll get […]
Update, 3:36 pm: Protesters claimed “The NYPD was going to arrest them,” so they’re now at the base of the steps. According to one tipster, they’re “making a lot of random noise.” One male is yelling noises—not words—into a microphone. A female has a cello. Remember those anti-ROTC protesters? They’re back! About 20 people are […]
V117 premieres tonight! Their trailer (as imagined by CUMB) boasts POWER, LUST and Godzilla footage. Check out our review of the preview, and a brief history of the Varsity Show tradition. We’ll see you there tonight! Spec gets personal and pretty cute with their professors about the meaning of life, sharing their stories from their […]
We continue to respect our heritage/amorous affair with our mother-magazine, The Blue & White by posting each issue of the magazine online. The latest issue, available this week around campus, is a cornucopia of delights: an interview with Dean Peter Awn; the quixotic quest for a Quidditch team; and a discussion of the institution of the Columbia presidency. This […]
Reasons why these days are not the best days: Parts of the world are at risk from nuclear fallout. Yet another fun/terrifying way to use Google Earth. (Fast Company/Arcade Fire) Columbia dramatically scales back its new public school for those affected by its multi-billion-dollar expansion, angering residents. Does this surprise you? (DNAinfo) NYU’s hawk Bobby […]
Columbia and the Navy have “agreed to officially reinstate Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Program enrollment opportunities at the University.” In a press release sent out today, PrezBo cites the repeal of DADT and the numerous student discussions as reasons for reengaging with ROTC. There are two practical details explicitly mentioned in the agreement. […]
CCSC cooked it up. Brian Wagner ate it down. The Council talked about granting Barnard swipe access to Columbia dorms. In the past, insurance and other legal matters have barred student government from changing the current system. The Council resolved to investigate these barriers and to see if any additional ones existed. They also plan to discuss […]
Today, the University Senate held its usual monthly plenary meeting—but anything “usual” about it ended there. The meeting was held in Jerome 104, a larger space to accommodate the many guests, which included extra-stern Public Safety officers. In what was pretty much expected based on past ROTC business, the Senate passed an amended ROTC resolution, effectively opening […]
The University Senate just voted to approve the final ROTC resolution, but only after amendments. You can compare the unamended with the final document, and read the full resolution as voted on by the Senate below. The resolution passed with 51 senators voting in favor, 17 opposed, and 1 abstention. In a completely unrelated and […]