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LectureHop: Criticizing The Dance Critics Of The New York Times

In keeping with the theme of making our baby Bwoggers cover events they have no contextual knowledge of, we sent our Sunday daily editor to Monday night’s roundtable discussion of dance criticism at Barnard titled “Team Dance: The Dance Critics of the New York Time.” Mason Amelotte shares his thoughts below. I entered the unfamiliar […]

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While You Were Sleeping…

Much like your peers, you may have taken a well-deserved, month-long, post-finals nap.  Perhaps you’re feeling disconnected from the Columbia community as of late.  Luckily, Bwog doesn’t sleep very much.   Broadway Lobby gets a grassy makeover for Summer! The sports season may be over for the Columbia Lions, but Lions Basketball star Brian Barbour and […]

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Supreme Court Could Be Bad News for ‘Bo

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fisher v. Texas, a case which, if ruled in favor of Fisher, would effectively undo PrezBo’s landmark 2003 affirmative action win. PrezBo scored that victory, Grutter v. Bollinger, coming east from UMich, where he was a big affirmative action supporter. The conclusion of the case affirmed public universities’ right […]

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CU Quarterback M. A. Olawale Is Smart and Sporty

   Photo via CU Athletics Everyone has been very pleasantly surprised by this year’s football team–even The New York Times is jumping on the Lions’ bandwagon.  A recent article heaps praise on “unflappable” senior quarterback M. A. Olawale, crediting him with propelling Columbia to its recent victory over Fordham.  Olawale, a neuroscience major planning to […]

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Mark Taylor Deconstructs the University

Mark Taylor, Chair of the CC Religion Department, published an Op-Ed in the Times today urging us to, “End the University As We Know It.” He focuses on the problem of the graduate school system, calling graduate education the “Detroit of higher education.” Oof. He also condemns the trends of early specialization in the university system […]

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Sarah Dooley “Discovered” by NYTimes

The Gray Lady‘s Freakonomics blog included a post this morning about our very own beloved Sarah Dooley. The poster, Ian Ayres predicted: “she is going to make it big. I’m not sure how, but remember you heard it here first.” False. We actually started praising Dooley’s hilarious YouTube series, AndSarah, about a year ago. Dooley […]

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You Object, They Take Notes

Rats, garbage, and the yells of Take Back the Night–they’ve heard about it all. Last year, the city surveyed 25,000 households and asked them to ponder what makes them happy.  These poetic responses were boiled down into a series of categories about city services and quality of life in various neighborhoods. Using The New York […]

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Missing NYC Schoolteacher In City Section

                 Photo via nytimes.com At the beginning of the semester, we posted a link about a missing schoolteacher from Hamilton Heights. The teacher, Hannah Emily Upp, was rescued in New York Harbor a few weeks later, but was profiled in the Times’ City Section yesterday due to the unusual circumstances of her disappearance. Upp has […]

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Kim’s: Passion, Creation, and Destruction

Want to know more about how Morningside managed to trade a DVD store for a makeup establishment? While the Columbia location of Kim’s may have closed at the start of the school year, the East Village location closed up shop January 17th, and on Thursday, The New York Times ran an article about that location’s […]

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Obama’s Roommate, Plus Obama’s New York

Two pieces of (somewhat) Obama-related media: first, one of his first college roommates writes about their time together in the fall of 1981. Phil Boerner ’84, who transferred with Obama from Occidental, remembers Obama that, “as a host and roommate, he sometimes did the shopping and cooked the chicken curry.” Oh, and Obama may have […]

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Columbia is in The Paper (and Magazine?) of Record

Several readers have tipped Bwog off that the cover story for this week’s New York Times Magazine discusses transgender students, and centers specifically around Rey, a transgender student who enrolled at Barnard last year. The article takes a look at the treatment of transgender students at different universities–for instance, Wesleyan uses gender-neutral pronouns like “ze” […]

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It sounded like a good idea at the time…

Bwog noted in February that iPods, newly present in Lerner vending machines, had apparently become as necessary to our daily lives as chips and condoms. In today’s edition of Education Life, the New York Times makes the same observation, and discloses that the same number of iPods have been stolen (four) as have been bought. […]

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