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SEAS And Barnard Scheduling Deadlines

Today is a momentous day! Ok, not really, but it is the last day for SEAS and Barnard students to make certain changes to their schedules. Today, March 24, is the last day SEAS students can elect to Pass/D/Fail a class and is also the SEAS R-credit deadline and class withdrawal deadline. Get on those computers and […]

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ESC Wants To Get You Softer Toilet Paper

Some of the best minds of the University came together for the weekly ESC meeting to discuss toilet paper. Okay, they discussed more than just that… staff writer Rachel will give you the info. Last night’s ESC meeting was concise and mainly consisted of announcements, with council members speaking on topics such as group adjudication, toilet […]

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ESC Welcomes New Council Members, Talks Advising And Bacchanal

Bwog staffer Rachel Deal brings you the latest and greatest from this week’s ESC meeting so you lazybones can stay in bed. You owe her one! Last night’s ESC meeting was a long one-with new council members from the Class of 2019 and extended discussions on improving the CSA and possible changes to Bacchanal, the […]

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ESC Talks Food Insecurity, Art Of Engineering In First Meeting Of Semester

Now that the semester is settling down, Bwog will begin regular coverage of ESC, CCSC, and SGA meetings. The new ESC Bureau Chief, Rachel Deal, covered Monday night’s meeting. Last evening, the Engineering Student Council’s first meeting of the semester took place, and President Caroline Park started the meeting off by emphasizing how excited she was to […]

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SEAS 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

This afternoon, SEAS announced that the valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2015 will be Nicole Lewis and Andrew Kaluzny, respectively. Lewis is a Mechanical Engineering major with a minor in Computer Science while Kaluzny is majoring in Applied Mathematics and a Computer Science minor. Lewis will deliver her valedictorian speech on May 18 […]

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SEAS Valedictorian And Salutatorian Announced!

Bwog wishes a big congratulations to the 2014 SEAS valedictorian Alden Quimby and salutatorian Halvard Lange. Alden is from Lee, New Hampshire and majored in Computer Science with a minor in economics.  As his senior project, Alden worked for the New York Department of Health and Medicine to detect food-borne illness outbreaks in NYC through […]

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Jon Oringer: Your SEAS Class Day 2014 Speaker

SEAS has just announced that Jon Oringer will give the SEAS Class Day 2014 keynote speech next month. Oringer is the creator of Shutterstock, the stock photo website that Bwog overuses, and is also an alumnus of SEAS, receiving  in 1998 his MS in Computer Science. Last year, Robert Bakish, SEAS’85 and MBA’89, CEO of Viacom Int’l Media […]

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Peña-Mora Appointed As Commissioner Of Department Of Design And Construction

This morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed former Dean of SEAS Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora as the new Commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction for New York City. Peña-Mora served as SEAS’s fourteenth dean from 2009 to 2012, when he abruptly resigned from office in an event we dubbed Peñamonium. For freshmen and sophomores out there, this all happened […]

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Hey, ESC: What The Engineers And Applied Scientists Are Up To

It’s a busy semester for all of us, and especially the SEAS students. With the launch of Engineering Week 2014, which is coinciding with SEAS 150th anniversary, it doesn’t get more programmed than this! Sun, 2/16: Opening Ceremony Dinner Roone, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Open to: entire Columbia community Sun, 2/16: Launch Week Light Display College Walk, […]

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SEAS Class Day: Live, Learn, and Press On

Yesterday afternoon, SEAS students took their turn at being graduated.  It was a great afternoon, if humid, with lots of energy and excitement.  Class Prez Mary Byers stepped up to the mic to chants of “Ma-ry Ma-ry!” from her classmates.  “We’ve had our minds blown time and time again,” she said with a smile.  Engineering […]

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SEAS Commencement Speaker Announced

And the SEAS commencement speaker is… Robert Bakish, SEAS ’85! Bakish is the CEO of Viacom International Media Networks, so he’s definitely doing something right. Here’s what Bakish had to say about it: “It is an honor to represent Columbia Engineering and a privilege to be asked by my School peers to speak at such […]

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Follow Your Dreams: Saving Lives Edition

Most Columbia alums dream of a cushy job in trading or a somewhat successful book deal. But four Bio-Medical Engineering graduates are starting their post-college careers not by working in a coffee bar, but by saving a few thousand lives. Actually, more than a few thousand, if Tampostat, the group’s BME senior design project that […]

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SEAS Major Declaration starts today!

Are you going to be studying electrical, chemical, industrial engineering? Or maybe applied math or physics? Well, if you’re a member of the SEAS class of 2015, you better make up your mind, because major declaration starts today. From October 16-19, members of the SEAS class of 2015 have to declare what major they will […]

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SEAS Is Having A Party

Except not the kind with a fun theme/drinking games. According to an email from Provost Coatsworth that was sent to SEAS students yesterday, the obligatory search for an official dean has commenced. While we don’t yet know what this means for Goldean, it turned out well for interim-cum-official Columbia College Deantini. The search party’s timeline is […]

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BREAKING: Dean Peña-Mora Resigns

Minutes ago, PrezBo and Coatsworth sent out the following email to the SEAS community, announcing Dean Peña-Mora’s sudden resignation. Could it have something to do with the faculty’s letters of no confidence last year (and this year)? Last fall, the Times reported that 80% of tenured faculty supported his replacement in a strongly worded letter. […]

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