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Bucket List: Jack Dorsey, Danilo Turk, Olli Rehn

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section (and/or mock our typos) and we’ll add them. Our recommendations […]

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LectureHop: The Future of Europe

Registration filled up in minutes after Columbia announced its latest World Leaders Forum event, a distinguished panel charged with discussing the future of Europe after the ongoing crisis. Audacious alliterator Artur Renault wrote a report: In my short time at Columbia so far, no list of speakers for a World Leaders Forum event held as […]

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Bwoglines: The Future is Now Edition

Columbia’s Professor Stiglitz, who’s been making the rounds recently, published a commentary on the economic recession in Slate and, well, the headline says it all. (Slate) Apple announced the iPhone 4S yesterday, and, along with it, their new Siri app; part voice-recognition, part artificial-intelligence, all HAL-9000.  It’s a shame the name is destined to be the […]

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Stiglitz Speaks at Occupy Wall Street

Yesterday, our very own Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate for economics, stopped by Zuccotti Park to talk to the protestors, along with fellow economist Jeff Madrick. Because the demonstrators are not allowed to amplify sound in any way, the speeches are repeated a sentence at a time by the crowd so that the words can […]

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Summer Reading: Is Your Degree Worth It?

Whether thoughts of the coming year bring joy or fear, recent months’ debate over the value of higher education should give you good reason to have second thoughts. Bwog daily editor Matt Schantz reviews the literature. Richard Heffner, host of PBS’s Open Mind, began an interview with former Dean Moody-Adams with a provocative quote form MiMoo […]

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Occasional Summer Bwoglines as of 06/06

Bwog is languidly clearing our virtual newsdesk today, bringing you a selection of interesting and possibly relevant headlines from the past few weeks. We hope that these stories, tenuously connected to Columbia, will reflect a similar degree of detachment from the establishment in your minds. One of the undercover cops in Operation Ivy League was […]

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Bwoglines: Mixed Bag Edition

Bwog’s favorite Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz tells America like it is. His advice? Listen to the IMF. (Slate) The J-School recently awarded Al Jazeera English with the Columbia Journalism Award for “singular journalism in the public interest.” Bestowed in light of Al Jazeera English’s recent coverage of the 2011 revolutions in the Middle East, this is […]

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Bucket List: Is Stiglitz Selling a Book or Something?

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege and luxury we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus that will hopefully make you realize how lucky we are to be here. Our recommendations for this week (and now posted on Sundays […]

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Bwoglines: Other Countries Exist Edition

Ivo Sanader Gordon Bajnai, former prime minister of Hungary, will be a visiting scholar at Columbia in the Fall. Hopefully, he won’t suffer the same fate as Ivo Sanader, the last former prime minister of an Eastern European country to visit Columbia. (Politics.HU) Why does Snoop Dogg need us to pay him so much for […]

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LectureHop: The State of Climate Change

As Dylan once professed, the times they are a-changin’. Although he wasn’t really referring to the climate, we’re going to extrapolate his message and use that as a lede here. Last night, welfare economics/climate change enthusiast Peter Krawczyk got Low (ha!) with Professors Stiglitz and Dasgupta. Hopping ensued. The Fourth Annual Arrow Lecture in honor of […]

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Bwoglines: These Trying Times Edition

New York schools are increasingly suspending students for even minor rule violations. Just ask Postcrypt. (NYT, Spec) Columbia econ celeb, Joseph Stiglitz, criticizes Obama’s economic policies while talking to media at Davos. Why does that sound so familiar? (Bloomberg) Criminal Sexting! Barnard TA, Igor Sorkin (of no relation to Aaron), was charged with texting naked pictures to a […]

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Bucket List: Bollywood Weddings, Martian Invasions and Sacred Foxes Edition

One of the greatest perks of an Ivy League education is having all sorts of guest lecturers and talks hosted right on campus. Yet many of these great talks are not publicized enough. Enter Bucket List, a weekly feature that aggregates these events in a single location that will hopefully make you realize, like Bwog […]

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, As He Likes It

Zenawi faced a platform through which he could answer questions on his own terms without fear of refocusing or substantive discussion and argumentation from the strong and willful minds trapped prone before him by the moderator’s lash.

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LectureHop: Spanish PM Zapatero on Global Economic Development

Tuesday afternoon, a slew of Columbians filled Low Rotunda to learn a thing or two about the global economy from José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Spanish Prime Minister. The flags of Spain, the U.S., and Columbia were arranged behind the podium to welcome the leader (who does kind of resemble Mr. Bean!) to speak on […]

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Bwoglines: A Melange

That means “a motley assortment of things.” Seatbelts, everyone! Gulati says the U.S team was “capable of more” in the World Cup. Columbia is a partner in a jargon-y, confusing government project called the “NYC Media Lab.” Breaking: James Franco is self-important. He is also an artist. Joseph Stiglitz makes $109,919 a year is the […]

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