Content warning: This post discusses anti-Black violence, police brutality, and sexual assault regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case.
It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
Today’s Senior Wisdom goes to Janel Comeau, the only TC student cool enough to be featured on Bwog. Read on for advice, cryptic warnings, and more. Name, School, Major, Hometown: Janel Comeau, Teachers College, MA in Clinical Psychology (Forensic Concentration), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Claim to fame: Being the only TC student to venture south of […]
Imagine this: you’re back at your old middle school. You’ve gone to an evening event in support of some younger sibling or cousin, and you have to get up halfway through to go to the bathroom. The bathroom closest to the auditorium is locked, so you wander through the hallways in search of one that the […]
Straight Outta Compton will be screened at 7 pm tonight, 408 Zankel Hall, Teacher’s College, as part of the Black History Month Film Festival. RSVP on Facebook and bring all your pals, whether or not you caught this one in theaters a few months ago (it’s supposed to be good). Free refreshments will be served. […]
Columbia, Barnard, and Teacher’s College support staff are protesting today, right now, just north of the gates. UAW 2110’s contracts come up for review this year, and the University is asking for cuts, which the unions do not wish to grant. A mix of union workers and OccupyCU are walking around, drumming, and shouting things like, “What do […]
Judith Scott-Clayton, assistant professor at Teachers College, suggests that offering college students too many choices leads to frustration and procrastination and proposes instead giving college students more structure. Because no one ever procrastinates in Core classes! (NYT) Some schools pay their commencement speakers tons of money. Maybe POTUS should start having some bake sales? (NYT) If […]
BSchool professor Adam Dell is Padma’s babydaddy. At long last: beekeeping is legal in New York. GS student Sam Elchert is relieved. More on GS and the G.I Bill: GS student John McClelland talks to the BBC about his time as an Army medic. Generally Big Deal Person and History Professor David Eisenbach is writing […]
Today’s Times has an article on how New York Governor David Paterson (CC ’77) has managed to reach amazingly low poll numbers in part through being perceived as “increasingly remote.” Included as an example of this remoteness is a section telling of how Paterson canceled his scheduled commencement address at Teachers College last Spring two […]
This afternoon, Teachers College students received an email from the offices of President Susan Furman and Provost Tom James announcing that “earlier today, several faculty members received envelopes containing hate mail.” “We have alerted the Hate Crimes Unit of the New York City Police Department,” the email continues, “which is still investigating the October 2007 […]
Photo courtesy of Teachers College Although the list-topper for Vh1’s 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons needs no further accolades, your university casually handed over a Klingenstein Leadership Award to Oprah Winfrey last week in Chicago. The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, a Teachers College entity, recognized Oprah for her work towards improving education. The award […]
Teachers College to save the Dominican Republic. It’s an art house with an uncertain future. Do you remember CPR from your sixth-grade babysitting course? Turn off your TV for two minutes today — thankfully Gossip Girl airs Mondays. Spec’s rainy day political laundry list.
The trek to the Gottesman Library at Teacher’s College was arduous, and TC itself a seemingly impenetrable maze. Initially arriving at the wrong entrance, Bwog stood for several moments at an automatic door that refused to open. The bells at Riverside Church chimed ominously. Bwog eventually sheepishly located the entrance to the building, perhaps 15 […]
Bwog’s Teachers College tipster has forwarded us an email saying that on October 21st Obama and McCain’s education advisors will debate over “Education and the Next President” at Teachers College and will be moderated by TC President Susan Fuhrman. Don’t expect any heartbreaking lotteries this time: only TC faculty, students and staff are allowed. But […]
Good morning, Columbia, hope you’re all set for some more Madonna Constantine updates. Oh good, let’s get started. First, according to last night’s AP report, Constantine has decided to appeal her termination, claiming that she was fired because of the noose incident and that the plagiarism charges are “baseless.” And speaking of nooses, it’s finally […]
Today, the Village Voice ran the first part of a billion part article that’s something like the definitive account of everything that happened surrounding Madonna Constantine. You might recall October’s noose-hanging incident and the whole multiple charges of plagiarism thing, for example. Anyway, we’ve distilled everything that’s new and important in the article in easy-to-digest […]
Boo dearth of housing for GS kids. Hooray Manhattanville! Boo hateful speech on Juicy Campus. Hooray censorship! Boo unclear CUIT back up policies. Hooray transparency on the Information Super Highway! Boo rigid Physics major requirements. Hooray to superficial study of sciences through opinion columns! Boo plagiarism scandal. Hooray record donation?!