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Own A Piece of History

In 1951, Columbia teamed up with Harvey Comics to produce an anti-drug comic book called “Trapped.” And now it’s on eBay. You have just 2 hours and 36 minutes left to bid on what the seller promises is a “fine condition copy of this scarce early anti-drug effort with light cover wear!”

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Bwoglines: Setting the Record Straight Edition

Columbia librarians are using the Internet Archive to save full websites from human rights organizations so that they can continue to be accessed by scholars even after they’re shut down. (Internet Archive, Inside Higher Ed) Although the late Manning Marable “never read e-mail on a computer, but had an assistant print it out,” his students […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Barnard Housing

Don’t fret Barnard, in the storm of Columbia housing coverage, Bwog hasn’t forgotten you! We will not be liveblogging Barnard housing selection because the powers that be across the street already provide excellent and efficient resources. Matt Kingston, Associate Director for Housing Operations, explains two of the most important online tools for Barnard students in […]

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Bwoglines: Historical Matters Edition

History Professor Eric Foner strikes gold—for the second time! Yesterday, Columbia University awarded the Bancroft Prize to Foner for his book “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.” Thanks to CU, Foner will also receive $10,000 (!) in prize money. Damn, it must feel good to be a Tweedster. (ABC News) There’s good food in […]

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Use Protection

You never know when someone on your Wi-Fi network is trying to change your Facebook status, tag Aaron Phillips in your profile picture, play FarmVille, or worse. Fortunately, such profile infiltration is easily avoidable. Bwog updates you on how to keep your digi-self free from malicious tampering. Columbia’s wireless network is unencrypted, which means nefarious […]

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Lecturehop: The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

A few months ago, Malcolm Gladwell discussed social media’s limits in a New Yorker article with the above subtitle.   Journalist and researcher Evgeny Morozov may not share Gladwell’s beloved frizzy halo of hair, but they both recognize a dark side of internet activism. Evgeny Morozov spoke at the Journalism School on Tuesday about The Net […]

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No More Triple-Clicks: Beta Version of New Columbia Website Set to Launch

There’s a new beta version of the Columbia home page, and it looks spiffy! So much less Columbia blue than its predecessor, so much more Bwog blue! The website was designed entirely in-house with CUIT, took many drafts and about a year and a half to finalize, and was designed to make your life easier. […]

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International…on Facebook

That’s right, the fine people of International Wines & Spirits want you to like their Facebook page. More importantly, if you do like their page, you get 10% off your next purchase! So head on over there and save yourself some booze money.

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Yes, People Actually Read Those

Procrastinating instead of reading Politics, Bwog was scrolling aimlessly through the sidebar of its iTunes library when “FREE WEEZY” caught its eye. Thus a quest began, and Bwog has spent the last weeks feverishly scrolling through iTunes and checking available Wi-Fi networks for the cleverest and most outlandish. If you think we missed a good […]

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Listen Up, You!

If you haven’t heard of wait what yet, your playlist is due for an update. Wait what, (aka Columbia alum Charlie Kubal, CC ’08) released his first album last Thursday called The Notorious xx (click for free download), a mash up of Biggie and The xx. It’s caught on: NYMag, Prefix Mag, and the general […]

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I C U, CU

Between Culpa, Bored@Butler, and that thing we can’t pronounce, we have a relatively wide selection of websites developed by Columbia students that provide services exclusively for Columbia students. Now, a new one has been released: I Saw You Columbia, a site for student missed connections. Sweet, sweet young lovers are asked to indicate where they […]

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