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SGA Talks About Sustainability

This week SGA met with Sustainability Director Sandra Goldmark to discuss sustainability efforts across campus.

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Bucket List: Mental Health And Housing Crisis

Bucket List represents the 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. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the […]

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PSA: Barnard, Grab Your Free Thermoses Today (And Tomorrow)

NSOP’s over, but that doesn’t mean the end of free swag! Thanks to SGA, Barnard students have the opportunity to pick up a free thermos (it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold!) today and tomorrow, as long as they show up at the following times and places: On Monday, September 21: Location: McIntosh Dining […]

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CCSC: All Types of Sustainability

After the first two CCSC meetings of the year were consumed by long-term goals, the first half of this meeting was concerned with updates. Importantly, the council clarified they were not given a say in the changing of the off-campus sign-in policy. The council also gave class by class updates: The Class of 2014 is […]

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Let’s Get Ready to Romney!

Great news for fans of ridiculously good looking Republicans–former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 GOP presidential candidate front-runner Mitt Romney will be speaking at Columbia mid-September. Romney will be speaking at the Millennium Campus Conference, a gathering of 1,000 or so student leaders and leading minds for a candid discussion on matters of sustainable international development. […]

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AltSpec: Awards, Nominations, and Firsts!

The architecture firm behind the new geochemistry building at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has won three design awards at the 2009 Sustainable Design Awards (building pictured at right).  Xerox’s new CEO, the first African American women CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is also a Columbia graduate. Her degree? Master’s in engineering. Three more Columbia […]

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Making Jeffrey Sachs Proud

Bwog recently received in its inbox a glimmering copy of “Sustainable Columbia E-News,” apparently a seasonal update for community members of the university’s most recent steps towards increased environmental stewardship.  With information about everything from Columbia’s greenhouse gas inventory to a listing of Columbia’s most recent sustainability score, “Sustainable Columbia E-news” details a wide range […]

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Columbia To Offer Sustainable Development Master’s Degree

SustainableBusiness.com reports that last week Columbia announced that it would begin to offer a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development beginning in the fall of 2009. Twelve other schools will join Columbia in offering the two-year Global Master’s in Development Practice program (rolls right off the tongue)  within the next three years.  The John D. and […]

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Lecture Hop: Crying Out Loud for Consilience

In which Bwog Lecture Hop Editor Pierce Stanley ventures into the cavernous confines of Low Library to corroborate the commotion sparked by last night’s launch of Columbia’s newest journal of Sustainable Development, Consilience. As the beat of African drums flittered through the four corners of Low Library last night, a diverse score of Columbia students, […]

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Show Me: Hating on Sachs

Homeboy Jeffrey Sachs’s love-fest, more commonly referred to as the Show Me: Poverty Action Tour, continued last night in Lerner Cinema, striking a far less harmonious chord than the previous night’s concert.  While Monday’s kick-off event offered a serenade by none other than the Grammy award winning singer-songwriter John Legend who sang “Show Me,” a […]

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Show Me: John Legend’s humanitarian side

Tonight Roone was witness to what at first appears like quite the odd couple: Columbia economist Jeff Sachs and Grammy winner John Legend.  And no, Jeff was not there for a duet.  These formidable giants of academia and entertainment were brought together by an ambitious goal: to eliminate global poverty. While Sachs is no neophyte […]

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Sustainability Fails to Develop

Wednesday, sustainability day was going to be “dedicated to encouraging and promoting Columbia’s recent environmental stewardship initiatives and pressuring them to do even more,” complete with such accoutrements as a mountain of trash, a PrezBo speech, and giant displays. Unfortunately, it rained. Sustainability day will be rescheduled! Well, the rain didn’t stop Columbia’s sustainability report […]

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A few questions answered

Details were thin in PrezBo’s announcement regarding Columbia’s decision to curb its carbon habit, which should have dropped in your inbox sometime today. Ever curious, Bwog took its questions to sustainability czar and New Yorker of the Week Nilda Mesa, who made everything a little more concrete. What data has Columbia gathered on its current […]

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QuickSpec—Perks and Pundits Edition

Why Lee C turned the Harvard job down? Whopping salary still derided for paucity by admiring SEAS kids Free downloadable music! Just for us! No, wait, scratch that, you can only stream it. And it doesn’t work on your iPod. Student reaction: as long as it “isn’t mainstream” or “have janky strings” After Bwog commenters’ aesthetic […]

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