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ESC Says Farewell

ESC had their last meeting of the year, marking the end of the current councils terms. In a very short open meeting, they vote on resolutions and discuss a potential stance on grading for Fall 2020. ESC Bureau Chief Lori Luo reports for the last time this school year.

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As Seen Through My Screen: A CCSC Update

CCSC Bureau Chief Adam Kluge returns for his weekly ramblings about the political underbelly that is the Columbia College Student Council.

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To All The GSSC Candidates I’ve Nominated Before

In the second exciting meeting of the General Studies Student Council, Acting Dean of Students Ivonne Rojas dropped by as a guest speaker for a Q&A, followed by the interview and appointment of nominees to the council! Brand spanking new GS bureau chief Andrew Chee brings you the exhilarating run down of all the nominees! Q&A […]

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Wrapping Up This Semester’s CCSC Politics

We know. It was reading week, now it’s finals and summer and graduation are just a few hours away. You don’t want to hear about weird quorum rules and comma splices, you want to leave! But for incoming first-years, this isn’t the last day of spring semester – it’s one day closer to starting school […]

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GSSC Mixes It Up Town-Hall Style

GSSC hosts weekly meetings on Tuesday night! We know that many of you were too busy studying for calc midterms or streaming “Stranger Things” last night. Have no fear! Bwog GSSC correspondents Jenny Nugent and Romane Thomas bring you the highlights. Last night was town hall night at General Studies Student Council, and, for reasons undisclosed even […]

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SGA Learns About Barnard BLUE Program

It’s almost the halfway point in the semester, which means we’re moving into Stage 2 of Midterm Stress: Anticipatory Stress (Stage 1 was Anticipation of Anticipatory Stress; Stage 3 will simply be Oh-Shit-I-Guess-This-Is-Happening). During this time of turmoil it’s nice to know that SGA continues to run its meetings like a well-oiled machine. Barnard Bearoness […]

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Student Recommendations “Ignored” In Decision-Making Process For New Dean

Eric Cohn brings you the latest update on the process of selecting a new Dean of Undergraduate Student Life – this time, the noise is coming from your classmates. Group leaders and prominent members of Columbia student government released a statement today alleging that student input was largely ignored in the decision-making process for the new Dean […]

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ABC Election Results Announced

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2013-2014 Activities Board Below! According to outgoing ABC president Saketh Kalathur, this year marks a switch to a Direct Democracy mode of representation: each ABC rep was elected only by the groups in their category. Best of luck for next year, all! Executive Board: President: Tony Lee, CC ’15 Vice President: […]

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Saga of the CC ’14 Shirts

Update: Victory at last! The 2014 Class Council has received permission to use the lion illustration on their shirts. Sophomores in Columbia College are shirtless. They’ve been at Columbia for a year and a half, but still haven’t received any special “Class of 2014” shirts from the Class of 2014 Class Council. Today, the Council […]

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PowerSuites: The Pizza Partiers

This week, Bwog visited another PowerSuite where high-ranking student government officials, an established social justice leader, a master volleyball instructor, and a music connoisseur all reside. While other politicians fail at their pizza eating skills, Ruggles #109-114 is home to masters of the craft. Raphaelle Debenedetti and Mahima Chablani report. When Bwog arrived at Snuggles (yes, they were responsible for this) #109-114, […]

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SGA: Full-Time Controversy and Co-Sponsored Debts

Tuition drama? Talk of co-sponsorships? Debt? Peter Sterne held his own at Monday night’s action-packed SGA meeting; here’s the rundown. A-Hinks stopped by to answer questions about Barnard’s new full-time enrollment policy. She stressed that Barnard has always expected students to enroll as full-time students for all eight semesters, though they have granted exceptions in […]

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CCSC: Small Steps Edition

CCSC met for the second time of the year. Sarah Ngu and Maren Killackey break down all the action. Big Hits If sometime in recent weeks you were frantically emailing your professor for the required readings because they weren’t on Courseworks, you shouldn’t have needed to  (you spammer, you!). In 2009, the University Senate passed […]

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2015, Meet Your Presidents

In case you forgot already, here is what student government is supposed to do. We asked the newly-elected president of each of the three councils to introduce themselves, and list the five most important things that they actually achieved last year. You too can be Barack Obama! Greetings from Jessica Blank, President of SGA Welcome […]

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Representative Democracy, We Got That: 2011 Edition

Bright young things: in the next few weeks you will be introduced to a dizzying array of organizations, acronyms, slang, and food trucks. Bwog knows it can be difficult to keep track, so to ease your bureaucracy-induced agitation is Bwog’s CCSC correspondent Brian Wagner, here to untangle the web that is Columbia’s undergraduate student government. […]

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New ABC Board Elected

Yesterday, the new ABC executive board was elected! The ABC funds (non-political, -spiritual, or -activist) student groups on campus. It’s the opposite of SGB. Winners are below. Congratulations! Start groveling for money folks. President: Daniel Brown, CC ’12 VP: John O’Shea, CC ’13 Treasurer: Chloe Ruan, SEAS ’13 Secretary: Christine Byun, CC ’14

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