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Free Food For Your Belly AND Your Mind

Hungry? For food? For knowledge? Attend today’s lecture “The Inner City as a Global Space” and feed both! Talk about the relation between global issues and urban settings while munching on a free lunch. The lecture will begin at 12:30 PM in the IAB and will be given by Columbia’s own Professor Sudhir Venkatesh. Bring […]

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Venkatesh Responds to the NYT

Yesterday, The New York Times published an article alleging that Sudhir Venkatesh, a Columbia University sociology professor, seriously misused school fundings. In a statement emailed to Bwog, Professor Venkatesh called the article “upsetting.” He writes that somebody within the admininstration  leaking private documents to the media makes it hard to fully trust “the integrity of […]

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Venkatesh (May Have) Misused >$200k

An article in The New York Times appearing in print tomorrow contains shocking allegations of a money-misuse scandal at Columbia. Professor of Sociology Sudir Venkatesh appears to have been internally investigated for illicitly spending over $200,000 in school funds, and paid back only $13,000. An excerpt from The New York Times gives the details: All told, the auditors listed […]

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Bwoglines: Morningside Modification Edition

Our very own NoCo may have “the most elegant aluminum siding in America.” But seriously, people like it. (NYT) It really is hard out there for a pimp.  The internet is changing the face of the NYC sex trade, argues sociology prof Sudhir Venkatesh. According to one ex-pimp: “You learn one thing,” he said. “For […]

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News Wrapup: Death in the City

With nearly the entire student body locked up now in finals or the library, you may have forgotten that we live in quite the dangerous city!  While tipster Alex Weinberg was able to stand on Ruggles in GTA IV, Columbia sociology professor turned underworld expert Sudhir Venkatesh noted in Slate that the first person shooter […]

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