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This PSA is relevant only to those who have electronic swipe access to their room via CUID. If you access your room with a mechanical key or a Ving card (the one with holes in it), go find some other way to procrastinate.  Last week, housing sent out an e-mail to everyone who uses their […]

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If you’re planning to attend Barnard Commencement, get ready to be searched/checked/wanded/stripped/violated-in-all-sortsaways. To avoid the possibility of a nightmare scenario, Columbia University Commencement and Barnard College have been working with The White House and the Secret Service in order to ensure the security of POTUS. This means almost every gate, sidewalk, window, and building will be […]

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Citi, Tony Blair, and the Senate have all been hacked. Don’t let the women of Barnard be next! We already told you why it was important that you use encrypted WiFi, back when Columbia launched its secure network. Directions on how to log in to “Barnard Secure” are included in the e-mail to students below. […]

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If you didn’t get a chance to pick up a copy of the May issue of The Blue & White on campus, you can still peruse the highlights on Bwog. The interview with Brian Greene and musings on metabolism are only the beginning, there’s much more to come! This month, senior editor Sylvie Krekow recounts […]

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If you don’t switch over to using Columbia’s new secure wireless, you will be hacked. Accept that as a simple definitive statement. Breathe it; live by it; tattoo it onto your upper thigh. Security is a real issue, and until recently, hackers with a fairly limited skill-set could trivially camp out in Butler with an […]

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More playlists from Columbia’s most beloved figures. This week, Raph Debenedetti got fist-bumping, jammin’ Carman security guard Michael Layne, aka Sir Mike‘s, Top 10. Kind of Blue – Miles Davis Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan My Girl – Jackson 5 Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield Here […]

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Sarko Has Arrived

There’s a line of black SUVs spanning College Walk. Which one do you think he’ll choose?

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Three laptops containing the personal information of 1,400 Columbia affiliates were stolen Monday from university offices, administration sources tell Bwog. Though details of the thefts are not yet being released, university officials confirm that Social Security numbers are among the sensitive data contained on the laptops. The computers were protected with passwords, but because the […]

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In the first Security Alert about a robbery in just over a month, a Columbia “affiliate” was robbed while “walking along the foot path on the lower level of Riverside Park adjacent near W. 116th Street.” Two males–one wearing a mask, the other described as Hispanic–approached the affiliate; the male with a mask brandished a […]

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Thanks to an anonymous tipster, Bwog brings you the latest update from Public Safety: room keys lie scattered on the curb of Amsterdam. Is yours among them? (Cue suspenseful music.)  

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In the highly likely case that you don’t read your emails to COLUMBIACOMMUNITY, here at Bwog we’d like to relay some helpful tips for getting around campus tomorrow during tomorrow’s madness.  Secret Service has already been sighted at the 117 st. gates, on College Walk, and at the Med School (?), so be ready with […]

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Bwog snuck into Roone to see all the exciting preparations for tomorrow’s Service Spectacular. There are about 20 people inside working on installing cameras, television screens, and mysterious black sercrecy curtains shrouding the Broadway entrance to Lerner. There are also a few important looking people on stage discussing logistics of the chairs and American flag […]

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Mean Streets

Columbia security guards have been going all vigilante of late, patrolling the neighborhood (or at least Broadway and Amsterdam between 111th and 116th) on foot.  Apparently, the new security protocol is a response to two recent muggings at 112th and Amsterdam.  One tipster reports seeing ten police officers and security guards on a single walk […]

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As the weather warms and the tumbleweeds jangle their way down College Walk, a question remains: what’n the hell are all these people still doing here? In what could very well turn out to be the first (or, perhaps, last) of a series, Bwog attempts to answer this question–one interloper at a time. Our first subject is non-interloper Michael, who’s […]

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While Public Safety clamps down on Columbia’s physical security, some students were alerted today to a breach in the university’s virtual defenses. According to an email they received, Housing and Dining accidentally exposed information from students’ housing files online for a period on April 2nd. “Exposure was limited,” the email goes on to say, “because there […]

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