As finals week begins and the overwhelming stress that looms over our campus grows, it’s important to remember that students who struggle with mental health issues are everpresent members of the larger Barnumbia community.
We need all the comfort we can get with finals (and snow!?) around the corner. Enjoy a gooey, chocolate-hazelnutty, warm mugful of goodness as you study.
In the latest continuation of the running series, the Bwog Staff discusses the albums, old and new, that defined their semester. If you need something new to listen to, check these out!
The Columbia Provost just announced that the University will raise the minimum hourly wage for student workers to $15, and this change will be implemented over the course of the next three years. This announcement comes after calls from student groups (such as Student-Worker Solidarity) to raise the pay rate for campus jobs. Read the […]
Student-Worker Solidarity has released a statement on the responses they have received from Scott Wright, the Vice President for Campus Services, concerning their petition addressing certain Columbia Dining policies that apparently restrict workers from speaking Spanish and eating around students. Despite these assertions from various Columbia Dining workers, Wright claims that these incidents were “isolated.” […]
A petition began circulating today against Columbia Dining, on account of its “arbitrary and racist policies,” co-written by Student Worker Solidarity (SWS) and Columbia Dining Workers. SWS and the dining workers state that they are not allowed to speak Spanish in front of students, nor eat in the Butler lounge during their breaks. These rules […]
Earlier today, Student-Worker Solidarity brought a letter to President Bollinger asking that the University cut its ties with Teach for America. SWS has joined together with organizations from other universities in an effort to remove TFA’s presence on campuses across the country until it reforms its practices in three major ways, which SWS outlined in […]
Thanks to the 1100-signature petition delivered by Student–Worker Solidarity to Columbia Dining, John Jay Dining Hall workers no longer have to endure a ridiculously hot kitchen. Pizza-baking, which apparently puts out a lot of heat, has been moved downstairs until Dining can put in better ventilation. Press release: This evening, workers at John Jay excitedly […]
Student-Worker Solidarity is on another campaign—last year it was Faculty House, and now it’s working conditions in John Jay dining hall. According to SWS’s release, they delivered a petition (circulated as a Google) to dining director Vicki Dunn. It called for “proper ventilation and AC” in the dining hall. Dunn “claimed that these changes would […]
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 […]
The union members of Faculty House, who have been in contentious contract negotiations for months, voted yesterday to authorize a strike. The full statement can be read below: To the students, Faculty and the Administration of Columbia University; We the Local 100 Union members of the Faculty House have made a difficult & heartfelt decision […]
In their long campaign for Faculty House Workers’ rights, Student Worker Solidarity staged a protest today. Undeterred by the snow, they stood their ground mid-Nemo and, with their bravery and shouting, gained the attention of Columbia’s campus. Say what you want about them or their cause, but that takes some serious cojones. Protest in the Snow […]
The SWS is a group of students striving to promote support and solidarity between students and workers both on the Columbia campus and outside of its gates. On Saturday, more than 70 Columbia community members rallied against worker inequality at Domino’s and at Indus Valley. Here’s Student-Worker-Solidarity’s press release on the event: Over seventy members […]
Last week saw the triumphant victory of UAW Local 2110. Bwog’s Resourceful Barnard Bureau Roberta Barnett now reports on a development. Following the success of the “Students Support Barnard Workers” campaign, the organization has moved on to its next task. The group will now fight alongside former workers of Indus Valley in their quest to […]