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Sing, Goddess, Of Orgo Night’s Script

Want to partake in some late night ~discourse~ with the social justice warriors on your newsfeed? Bwog has got you covered. Take a quick study break and check out our full coverage of Orgo Night: the Columbia University Marching Band’s semi-annual performance in Butler 209 on the night before the Organic Chemistry exam. You can also read through the official transcript below. Be […]

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Final Exams Resolution Passes Senate Unanimously

There has been a lot of discussion over the issue of the academic calendar and exams on December 23rd. Today the Senate passed a resolution aimed at resolving some of the problems by allowing students to reschedule December 23rd exams. Dane Cook was Bwog’s man in the room. The Columbia University Senate convened this afternoon […]

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The Academic Calendar Conundrum: Are We There Yet?

As today’s CCSC roundup mentioned, the University Senate Education Committee passed a resolution last Friday that promises to be a step in the right direction concerning the academic calendar dilemma. A recent press release by Senator Andrew Springer elaborates more on the resolution, stating that its passing will “allow students to petition their Dean of […]

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CCSC: On Study Days and Elections

Once again we bring you the latest from last night’s CCSC meeting: Though there was no evidence of post-election fatigue, last night’s CCSC meeting stayed at a tight 75 minutes, with the focus on two topics. First, the council discussed the “compromise” resolution in front of the University Senate that would allow students to reschedule […]

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University Senate Leaves Calendar Problems Outstanding

The University Senate convened earlier this afternoon for a Plenary Session, which many believed would aid in bringing some level of conclusion or new insight to the current academic calendar debacle. It did not. Bwog’s Political Pettiness Bureau Chief Mark Hay was in attendance to watch the unpleasantness unfold. Despite the buzz of excitement and […]

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CCSC Report: Showdown Over Study Days And Meal Plans

The Study Day-Standoff: Last night’s CCSC meeting saw unanimous passage of a proposal to start the academic year a week earlier when Labor Day falls on September 5th or later. The passage was the first step by the councils towards forming a united undergraduate front in advance of Friday’s University Senate Plenary, in the face […]

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More Petitions, Possibly Fewer Problems!

2010: Year of the Petition. Last week, we told you about yet another possible Study Days solution: an indepedent proposal submitted by faculty suggesting that our Fall Break be eliminated in order to end classes earlier Fall semester. The 50 comments on that post showed that most of you were none-too-pleased about the proposition, and […]

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Faculty Care About Study Days, Too

ESC President Whitney Green reported that the faculty have submitted an independent study day proposal to the University Senate to eliminate the election day break and convert those days to study days. Their proposal also calls for holding finals on weekends. Senator Rajat Roy commented that when student proposals come up against faculty proposals in […]

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CCSC: Smoking Ban, Study Days, and the Sexiness of Justice

Satow Room Bureau Chief James Downie brings you the latest from CCSC: The Freedom to Light Up: The only voting matter before the council last night was a smoking ban resolution declaring CCSC’s opposition to a campus-wide ban. The resolution, from 2011 VP Sean Udell, 2012 Class Rep Kenny Durrell and University Senator Tim Lam, […]

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Possible Progress on Study Days Mess

One or two (but certainly not three!) of you had something to say about last semester’s unfortunate Study Day(s?) timing. No one wants to study for Econometrics two days before Christmas, so Marisa Rama and Jordan Hewson, both CC ’12, created a Facebook group as a form of petition against future years following the same […]

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