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Room Change Notification: Music Hum Will Now Be Held In the Stairwell

There are just better acoustics! Interesting learning experience tipped by Jacki Bryk

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Saffron Shrimp and Global Core: A Faculty Panel Discussion on Interconnectedness

In honor of the newly appointed Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture, Wei Shang, a reception and faculty panel discussion was held Monday night in the lovely Casa Italiana. Global canapés expert Olivia Mann stopped by for the shrimp and cultural discourse. The night kicked off with Professor Shang asking several faculty members to present […]

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Be Prepared (with Bingo)

The learning starts today. Gather with philosopher queen Christia Mercer (substitute for Lit Hum legend Gareth Williams in the graph)  to pore over the Iliad that you’ve all finished weeks ago! Head over to Lerner, the big glass thing, at 2:30. Graphic by Jon Hill

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The Moody-Adams Retrospective

Michele Moody-Adams may have only been dean for a scant two years, but she has undoubtedly made her mark in Columbia history. Bwog’s Peter Sterne takes us through the short time she spent as Dean of Columbia College. When Michele Moody-Adams was first named as Columbia College’s new dean in February 2009, The New York […]

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Spoiler Alert!

It all began when Bwog overheard this conversation: Freshman Girl: Hey, so how did Pride and Prejudice end? Freshman Boy: Oh, they get married. FG: Really? Like her and Darcy? FB: Like yeah. How did you get into this school anyway? We realized that many of you Freshman and Sophomore types might not have had […]

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Music Hum in a Day

Slackers and music enthusiasts take note! From the Columbia Classical Performers comes Music Hum in a Day, a one-hour Sparknotes version of an entire semester of Music Hum and one more opportunity to write your concert report. The Core-tastic program excerpts 14 pieces spanning 800 years of music. Columbia musicians, including members of the illustrious […]

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Cash4Core

From the Core Scholars Committee at the Center for the Core Curriculum: The Core Scholars committee is proud to announce that the cash prize for this year’s Core Scholars will be $200! A new addition to the Core Curriculum, the Core Scholars Program encourages any and all students who have take a Core Course to […]

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Your NSOP 2010 Theme: The Odyssey

NSOP schedules aren’t released till tomorrow, but Bwog’s been tipped that the 2010 Orientation theme is the Odyssey. You know, like the Core Curriculum, the cornerstone of your Columbia education unless you’re in Barnard or SEAS! We cry Columbia-College-centrism, just so you’ll stop accusing Bwog of it. We wait with bated breath for the activities […]

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  “Harvard introduces Major Cultures requirment, new Core Classes. World breathlessly applauds Harvard for trailblazing. Columbia yawns, wonders what the big deal (asks self why Harvard always gets the press and credit?)” – writes one anonymous tipster, who discovered this article on CNN’s website. According to the article, “the university is also expected to soon […]

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Night Journal II

The second in a series by B&W artist Rachel Lindsay–for all those mired in Kant right now.

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Fracas Over Frontiers

The Core has frequently inspired as much acrimony as intellectual curiosity, and no one class has borne so much controversy as the disproportionately-loathed Frontiers of Science. From amid the tepid grumblings of the meekly subjected, however, comes the roar of the freshman class, taking a stand – where else? – on Facebook. Sports, science, and general […]

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The Canon, Version 2.0

If they haven’t already, Generation ’10 will soon recieve a slick new copy of the Iliad, courtesy of some alumni class from the last fifty years. Unless they decide to buck tradition, its cover will feature a lovely classical painting now hanging in L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Slate, however, has proposed the alternative […]

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