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President of the Dominican Republic Speaks; Shakira Not Present

Bwog’s Latin American Bureau Chief David Berke continued his tour of the World Leaders Forum, now not starring Shakira! In World Leaders Forum event number two, Leonel Fernández, president of the Dominican Republic, and his first lady participated in a town hall-style colloquium this evening in Low. Fernández is currently serving his third term as […]

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The Valedictorian’s Speech

With the pomp and circumstance of Class Day and graduation weeks behind us, Bwog was surprised and delighted when we were contacted last night by Maxim Pinkovskiy, the Columbia College valedictorian. Wrote Pinkovskiy: “As the valedictorian of Columbia College does not give a speech on Class Day, I did not get to make a speech. […]

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LectureHop: Free Speechifying

Emma Jacobs reports on a panel hosted by the Columbia Political Union last night in Hamilton, in which three experts concurred on the importance of not concurring. Yesterday’s panel on Academic Free Speech brought in three guests who found they didn’t have too much to disagree about. Greg Lukanoff, the president of FIRE, the Foundation […]

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Commencement Redux

Admit it, you’re glad you didn’t have to sit out in the rain for the class days and Commencement, but you kind of want to know if anything interesting happened during the graduation festivities. As usual, Bwog’s got you covered. Precipitation: It rained, dulling the much-ballyhooed McCain protest (sez the NY Times), and giving rise […]

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Senior Dinner: The Morning After

  It’s 2pm the next afternoon and seniors are just starting to hungoverly roll out of bed. Notice we didn’t say “their” beds.   The Senior Dinner crowd last night was a mixture of the excellent (our friends) and the obnoxious (everyone else). A series of speakers were ignored until Quigley appeared on stage. Launching […]

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