The ongoing investigation into the death of Tess Majors has been a topic of national and local concern. Many in the Columbia community are calling for justice, but the alleged behavior of detectives involved in
While we process the tragic death of Tess Majors, we cannot ignore what this means for the community going forward. What is the current relationship between Columbia University and the Harlem community, and how will recent
Jonathan Karten (GS ’20) will be pursuing legal action against Columbia for alleged anti-Semitic action on campus, the first complaint filed after the executive order Trump signed last week.
Just over two weeks after the murder of Tess Majors, Barnard and Columbia faculty members have received racist robocalls on their landlines.
Taped on all four corners to a pillar in Lerner Hall, a black and white advertisement for the student-founded data startup LionBase reads, “Average Contract Size? 5 figures. Projects completed? 8. People Involved? 30+. Number
Reading week and exam week allow Columbia students to sample The Purge: what would happen if there were no laws, and we were truly without inhibition? Well, here are a few options.
This semester, Butler displayed the names of 8 Black, Indigenous and other women of color (BIWOC) writers to honor the 30th anniversary of the original protest of the all-male lineup that graces the facade. In
According to @ColumbiaFoodPod—a twitter account that keeps CU students up-to-date on daily food truck prevalence whereabouts in Morningside Heights—we should expect two dessert trucks today. Both Cupcake Stop and Sweetery NYC will be parked on Amsterdam between 117th and 120ths streets. No word yet on times, but tip us or write below in the comments if […]
Bored @ Butler is on indefinite hiatus, FML is fast becoming a distant memory, and the short-lived MLIA is only funny for about two minutes. With such scant options, Columbia students have decided to take the new frontier of internet procrastination for their own: Jin Ha, CC ’12, started a Facebook group entitled Texts from […]
Bwog’s Dane Cook (yep, it’s the same name, let’s just move on) reports from last night’s meeting. The unceasing plea for student support at Columbia sporting events found voice yet again at the outset of Monday’s SGA meeting. Assistant director of sports marketing, Dan Spiegel, attended to encourage council members to attend Saturday’s homecoming football […]
The health industry is corrupt! Columbia-affiliated Dr. Martin Leon may have hidden millions of dollars from the university (NYT). Northern countries are progressive! The President of Finland advises all leaders to meditate (Spec). Terrorism is still a threat! Police retain Queens terror suspect (NY1). In web journalism, stuff changes! Spec weighs in on Bwog (Spec). […]
It may not be as fancy as Experience Columbia’s campaign site, but a CCSC 2009 class council member has tipped us off to the Council’s new-ish beta site (they haven’t advertised it widely, at least), which replaces the never-used, never-updated baby blue version of yore. This one, in patriotic red and cobalt, currently houses a […]
The Freshman elections for Columbia College Student Council approach (Bwog is sitting on its hands for October 6th and 7th) and in order to keep you the voter informed, here is a recap of the six parties running and why they think you should vote for them. Candor Party Facebook group size: 76 Website: Features […]
Bwog operative and newly-minted alum Zach van Schouwen noticed something a bit uncanny when visiting the College’s homepage. The following photo, aside from giving the false impression that the 9 train is still running, which it is not, pictures the subway entrance as a grandiose marble affair, which it is not. (See below for visual […]
Bwogger Lydia DePillis noticed that attempting to reach the Spec‘s website now brings one to the following message: Ruh-roh. Has Spec not been footing the bill’s for its web presence? Or perhaps it simply went the way of the Barnard Bulletin, whose foray into the world of the Internet was all too brief.
Tipster Stephen Wang informs Bwog that Alma Mater is going to be offering permanent email addresses for its illustrious, tech-savvy alums and seniors. Users will get to choose their own display name (!) and the emails will be able to “enjoy all the features of Google’s Gmail service while maintaining a Columbia address.” So a […]
In light of CCSC’s recent crusade against juicycampus.com, Bwog wanted to know if it were really possible to ban a website from the campus server. Apparently, it’s not. Resident computer expert and Bwog Web Master Zach van Schouwen explains why in the following bullet-pointed list: It’s expensive. They don’t have an existing filter in place, […]
“The Internet has created new forms of storytelling. In some cases, the threat may prove fatal.” What, pray tell, does he speak of? Toy Story: the defining allegory of our generation. We won and we lost! Hooray for a balanced perspective! “Vocalist Shirley Simms remained largely silent.” Good show! Columbia’s housing selection process is SUITE. […]
Bwog was stumbling around in the nether-regions of Craig’s List, a confusing place brimming with possibilities of love, sex, and felony. We’ve filtered out the best (and worst) of Columbia-related posts. Dear Professor Amazing The way you tear into a argument– you pounce on the main points, you toy with the subtleties– makes me weak. […]
Big news in the case for transparency in academia: Starting in the spring, CC students may be able to view the results of their course evaluations online—specifically colorful bar graphs illustrating the section in which students rank the class and the professor from 1-5. CCSC has been working on the project since last year, but […]
In the realm of the internets, it seems that WikiCU has come to a crossroads — with the site’s owner graduating in May and most of its editors being Columbia alumni, the future of WikiCU will depend on either a “marketing strategy” of some some sort, or on someone else taking the reigns. While Columbia […]
Bwog has recently been made privy to Grand Central, a Google-owned program that allows users to sign up for one number that will make all your phones ring when called (both landlines and cellphones). Grand Central also has numerous creepy/cool features like requiring people to state the reason for their call before getting to speak with you and allowing […]