With the end of, hopefully, our last online semester comes another edition of Bwog Staff’s favorite running series. Read up on the music that defined our semester while getting vaccinated and practicing social distancing!
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.
For once, reporters weren’t the only audience members in the room—join Bwogger Nadra Rahman in the Satow Room, where CCSC got a little heated last night. Last night’s meeting of the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) was “the most populated student council meeting” seen by USenator Jay Rappaport in two years—for once, the audience seats were […]
What’s cooler than being cool? Being a multi-cultural badass with a thing for parties and politics. Ariella dishes some dope advice and interesting personal tidbits in the process. Read on! Name, School, Major, Hometown: Ariella G. Hohl, GS, Middle Eastern Studies, São Paulo, Brazil Claim to fame: The girl who left campus one summer as […]
In response this week’s mock apartheid wall as a part of this year’s Israeli Apartheid Week, Students Supporting Israel (SSI) constructed a Pinocchio display on College Walk directly across from the mock wall. This follows Israeli Apartheid flyer vandalization earlier this week. A tipster sent us the photo below of the display as of early this afternoon. The display is believed […]
Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Columbia/Barnard Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) recently united to form a new student activist group on campus called Columbia University Apartheid Divest. The group hosted their first event tonight in order to educate the Columbia community about their campaign, Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS). The event as well as the […]
Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace, student organizations that rally around Palestine activism, are calling for Columbia’s divestment campaign from companies that benefit from or provide funds for the continued presence of Israeli homes, business, and infrastructure in the West Bank. The two organizations are operating as Columbia University Apartheid Divest […]
Activists from Students for Justice in Palestine are demonstrating today on the sundial to call attention to the recent actions of the Israeli government in Gaza. SJP is reading the names and ages of those who have lost their lives in the past few weeks. Editor’s note: This image has been altered due to safety concerns.
What exactly is SGA doing about the recent sexual assault issues on campus? What’s going on with the SJP banner situation? Barnard Bearoness Lauren Beltrone went to Monday’s SGA meeting to find out. In response to the recent sexual assault issues on campus, SGA created the subcommittee on sexual assault and gender based misconduct earlier […]
In the ongoing controversy regarding the Barnard College administration’s removal of the banner that SJP hoisted on the façade of Barnard Hall, many student organizations have spoken up in response, including J Street CU, LionPac, SGB, Columbia Turath, SGA, ABC, and now the Governing Board at Barnard. GBB’s statement: The mission of The Governing Board at […]
ABC just came out with a statement of unanimous support for SJP’s recent actions regarding Barnard’s banner policy and the “opaque and arbitrary treatment of student groups” by the Columbia/Barnard administration. The statement involves discussion of student groups’ role on campus, the administration’s supposed role in helping those student groups, and the policies involving group […]
This morning, SGA released a position on last month’s drama involving SJP and the Barnard administration. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the long and short of it is that SJP asked permission for and hung a banner promoting End Israeli Apartheid Week, which the administration then promptly removed. The administration said that […]
This afternoon, Bwog received a statement from Columbia Turath’s President in response to the SJP Banner incident. The group describes themselves in the statement as “a non-partisan undergraduate student association that serves to promote Arab culture at Columbia University.” Turath sides with SJP in the conversation over whether or not the banner should have been […]
Monday’s SGA meeting was hands-down the most intense meeting of the school year—so intense that Barnard Bureau Chief Lauren Beltrone had to record it so she wouldn’t miss a beat. If you want to read the part about Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine, skip to the fourth paragraph. There were three distinctive chunks of […]
Update (12:27 pm): LionPAC has released a statement. Find it after the jump. Update (2:26 pm): A student in SJP has released a statement after consulting with other members of the group. Update (5:43 pm): SJP has released an official statement. Update (7:12pm): J Street CU has released an official statement. The kick-off of Columbia […]
As the school year starts, you will be inundated with student groups asking you to leave your fields to flower and join them. Before you go signing up for every listserv under the sun, we wanted to provide you with a brief rundown on the cafeteria of Columbia–those student groups that make the most buzz […]
If you’ve walked past the Steps today, you’ve probably noticed the shouting line of sign-laden students. They’re from the Students for Justice in Palestine, and they’re protesting Israel’s military action in the latest Gaza Strip flare-up. The President of LionPAC, Ron Shapiro, sent the following to the pro-Israel group (italics his): As some of you may […]