Menu CATEGORIES

Connect with us

CATEGORIES Menu
Posts Tagged with "security"
All Articles

PSA: Reactivate Your Room Key or Get Locked Out!

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

Barnard Brings You Secure WiFi

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. […]

Read More
All Articles

From the Issue: Guardians of the Gouda

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

Mission Critical: Encrypted Wireless Now Available

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

Playlists: Carman’s Sir Mike

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

Sarko Has Arrived

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

Read More

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

Gunpoint Robbery in Riverside

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

Losing Your Room Key for You

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.)  

Read More
All Articles

How to: Get Around Campus During Obamacain

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

Roone’s ServiceNation Makeover

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

Campus now one big existential quandary

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 […]

Read More
All Articles

Also BREAKING: Student SSNs’ Security Breached

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 […]

Read More

Have Your Say

What should Bwog's new tagline be?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments

Doing well on the SAT/ACT and other standardized tests is a necessary but not sufficient condition for being able to (read more)
What Should CU’s Admissions Criteria Really Be
September 27, 2020
Anyone can go online and take a virtual tour all without accruing 250K in student loan debt. (read more)
The MoMA Through The Eyes Of Someone Who’s Never Gone To An Art Museum Before
September 27, 2020
>irrational fear of Covid I had Covid 10 weeks ago. It was literally just the sniffles. Still waiting for so-called "long (read more)
Exploring Irrational Fears During Quarantine
September 27, 2020
Numerous universities across the country have opened up. Where are all the bodies? (read more)
Club Roundup Fall 2020
September 27, 2020

Comment Policy

The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
  • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
  • Hate speech
  • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
  • Personal information about an individual
  • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
  • Spam or self-promotion
  • Copyright infringement
  • Libel
  • COVID-19 misinformation