New Staff Writer Anna Eggers attended a book talk by Nicole Fleetwood about her new book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration sponsored by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Already the subject of much controversy regarding its relationship with the Harlem community, Columbia’s Manhattanville campus is once again facing scrutiny, this time from New York City’s Carpenters Union for working with a non-union contractors
Bwog’s Special Correspondent Zoe Camp reports from last night’s SGA meeting. Tonight’s special guest was Lisa Gamsu, Barnard’s Vice President for Administration and Capital Planning! And so ensued a lengthy conversation on all things Facilities: During the construction of the Diana, the Lewis Parlor was used as a common space. With the Diana completed, the […]
Black with a pop of color was the new black this week up in Columbia-land. As the temperature finally warmed and spring break loomed, Bwog spotted happy splashes of color everywhere, a reminder that winter, and indeed, midterms, won’t last forever. Alex Comiskey, SEAS ’11, Schermerhorn Major: Applied Math What are you wearing? I wanted […]
If you wandered past Barnard’s new Events Oval last night, the first thing you might have noticed at the Meal Plan Forum, even before the presence of the forty or so mostly angry attendees, would have been the two tables of catered food. Ironic, yes, but it did placate the hordes of meal plan-protesters, at […]
Barnard ladies were treated to much more than their daily Anna Quindlen dose today at the Diana’s ribbon-cutting ceremony: it rained berets! Each class was treated to a beret in their own class color. So some people got green berets, and other people got red berets, and alumni got knitted berets, because they are old! […]
Bwog welcomes The Diana to Morningside Heights. Her ribbon has been cut, and students are gathering outside, excited to officially enter. Diana T. Vagelos had this to say about the naming of the building during her opening speech: Thanks to Sarah Camiscoli for the video coverage
In our latest installment of “In Defense Of…”, Nikhita Mahtani takes on the haters of The Nexus/Vagelos Center/Diana’s new color scheme. Barnard’s new student center has been in the making for a long time now. Every semester, Barnard students wait for the incessant banging in the Quad to stop and the walkway between Altschul and […]
At the “coolest” part of Barnard’s Spirit Day – “Celebrity Scoops,” where administrators served free ice cream to students – President Deborah Spar announced that the Nexus will now be known as “The Diana” (yes, just “The Diana”). The new moniker replaces the unofficial name of “The Vagelos Center,” a change that possibly maybe perhaps […]
Bwog receives a lot of emails. Still, even Gmailers as jaded as we were curious about the following anonymous correspondence, the subject line of which was “giant vagina in carman elevator! 2:30ish am, Dec 1” We were hoping there would be an explanatory picture, and oh, was there ever. No further context was provided, and […]
Everybody will read today’s issue for some forum. But there is other news, apparently: Madonna Constantine refuses to go away. How quickly could you construct a “Vag?” Professors aren’t gods? Whaaat? Already tired of New York clubs? Some months-old options.
Gather round Columbia, it’s time to re-welcome IvyGate into our browsers and into our hearts. Naturally, it has returned dressed to the nines, with a new WordPress redesign and fresh-faced summer editors. Bwogger Justin Vlasits favors the mouse over chalk-underlines in the new masthead (see above), while a Yalie friend of Bwog noticed that clicking […]
Earlier this morning, Barnard students received a message from outgoing President Judith Shapiro informing them that their would-be Vag will not be completed by its scheduled Fall 2009 date — something about subcontracting gone awry — but will instead open in January 2010. But there are silver linings abounds: Starting this fall Lewis Parlor will […]
Today is BC Spirit Day, and this afternoon, over what was reportedly a less-than-enthralling fireworks display, Barnard announced the new name of the Nexus, its new ominous-sounding student center. The Nexus’ new moniker? The Vagelos Center—the name was kindly spelled out in fireworks for all to see. “We’re going to go to THE VAG,” said […]