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PrezBo Redesignated Chairman of NY Fed

According to a press release from the New York Fed, PrezBo has been “redesignated Chairman of the New York Fed Board of Directors.” This means he will remain as Chairman (the post he currently holds) on the board through 2012.  PrezBo is no stranger to the New York Fed, having risen in the ranks from […]

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Lecturehop: “A Moment of Singular Danger”

Lawrence Summers, former Director of the U.S. Economic Council under Barack Obama, believes his policies are crucial for mending the woes of the world’s economic climate. Without the implementation of his plans, he believes that the risk of a global depression increases significantly. Lunchtime Thursday, he stopped by  IAB’s penthouse for a discussion of fiscal stimulus and […]

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BudgetBwog: Postal Edition

Time is precious, money is scarce, and between pondering the The Other and following Kanye on Twitter, running mundane errands can end up feeling like the most stressful thing in the universe. Bwog wants to help ease your anxiety and make deciding things a tiny bit easier. Question: Is using Mail Services cheaper than the […]

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Suit Up!

Bwog knew its networking sense was tingling. It’s that time of year again… the Engineering Consortium Career Fair! Students of CC/BC/GS, take note. This is how engineers get jobs: they dress in business formal and wait in lines.

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LectureHop: A New (dis)Order?: The Promise and Pitfalls of Financial Market Reform

Last night the University played host to yet another speculative overview of our recent financial woes – bringing Joseph Stiglitz, Gary Gensler, and Arthur Levitt into the spotlight once more. As the men mused about our reactions to financial crisis and what’s to come, Bwog’s Financial Regulation Bureau Chief Grant D’Avino was there reporting. Domestically […]

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Bwoglines: Impostor Edition

Urban canines visiting Chelsea are mistaken for cross-dressing prostitutes. (NY Mag) Trader Joe’s not so secretly joins the influx of grocery stores on the UWS. (Westside Independent) Obama could make Columbia Professor Michael Woodford the new Donald Kohn. (Reuters) Reagan’s face threatens Ulysses S. Grant’s. (LA Times) Repression can lead to all kinds of problems. […]

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Hands Off the Bean

Latest addition to the list of rules no one used to care about, but you now cannot break because Columbia is broke: that coffee is for special people only! An anonymous Computer Engineering student received this email yesterday. (EE stands for Electrical Engineering ; those students got this email via their  listserv as well.) Dear […]

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LectureHop: Argentina and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Economy

 Photo by Anish Bramhandkar For all the statistics about Argentine economic achievement mentioned last evening, one might be surprised to learn that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the current president of Argentina, is languishing in the polls.  Her approval rating slid nearly 30% in the four months after taking office and she has remained a controversial […]

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Yo Columbia, Bwoglines is really happy for you

And we’re gonna let you finish, but… New York City has some of the highest unemployment of all time. (NYT) We’ve also got some of the lowest homicide rates of all time. (AP) Columbia’s Joseph Massad has one of the most protested tenures of all time. (Manhattan Institute) The new swine flu nasal spray is […]

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Professors in the News: Wild and Random Economics

Columbia’s own associate professor Rama Cont is featured in the most recent edition of City Journal discussing new ways of financial modeling and his unconventional view on the economic crisis. Although Bwog has a hard-ish time wrapping its head around the more specific econ bits, all you would-be i-bankers may find Cont, who conducts his […]

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Wanted: Daily Editors

Bwog’s in the market for a daily editor or two for the new semester. The job: writing the various posts for your day, covering breaking news, and generally running the Bwog’s minute-to-minute operations. Perks include scaring administrators, advance free food knowledge, the chance to write witty headlines, and free extra emails. If that strikes your […]

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PrezBo Upgrades His Resume

In these economic times, we all want to add that extra line to the CV. President Bollinger’s version of this appears to be upping his profile slightly at the New York Federal Reserve, where today he was named as deputy chair of its board of directors. Bollinger has been a member of the New York […]

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Lerner All-Nighters Were Uncomfortable Already

In the most noticeable cost-cutting measure so far, Lerner Hall Operations Executive Director Honey Sue Fishman announced in an email to the student council presidents that, “given these extraordinary economic circumstances,” Lerner Hall hours will be reduced, and the computer lab and Cafe 212 seating will no longer be open all night. “All departments and […]

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Duane Reade to Use Flex After All?

A few days ago, we reported that the CVS on 96th Street and Amsterdam would be using Flex, partly at least because, according to Student Services, other neighborhood drugstores “have not responded to our invitations to join the program.” However, when Bwog checked in with Duane Reade’s manager, we learned that there may be hope […]

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