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Bwoglines: Let It Snow!

JTS held a screening and panel discussion of “Inglourious Basterds” yesterday. Sample quote: “Wow, that was fun…I’m not supposed to feel that way, I know — I’m Jewish.” (Times) Three family members were killed by a career criminal in an Upper West Side apartment; the attacker then fell to his death while trying to escape. […]

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PrezBo Announces Endowment Decline of 22%, “Meaningful Expense Reductions”

PrezBo has decided to close the academic year with a less-than-cheery missive about the University’s budget. Not surprisingly, the numbers have declined more since January: “For the first nine months of the University’s fiscal year ending on March 31, 2009, the value of the endowment declined nearly 22%, with private investments and real assets valued […]

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Vampire Weekend Cancels?

Grab your pitchforks, music fans: Bacchanal members tell Bwog that Vampire Weekend dropped out of the concert early last night. No word yet on the actual reasoning behind the cancellation, although we strongly suspect that last Tuesday’s events have something to do with it. More updates coming shortly. UPDATE (12:57 p.m.): Sources confirm that Vampire […]

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MTA to Take More of Your Money For Less Service

Earlier today, as reported by City Room, the board of the MTA voted to both raise fares and cut back on services. The widely-expected move comes amid a serious budget crunch, exacerbated because the MTA is required to have a balanced budget. Local officials claim that this was a necessary step, especially after the state […]

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Wien Not Breathing Easy

  Photo by ESN Bwog’s Airborne Contaminants Team has finally confirmed, after days of close analysis, that the sign posted on the Wien bulletin board earlier this week does indeed contain the word “asbestos.” We’re all gonna die! Well, maybe only those of us who like to hang out anywhere that smells of the good […]

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It’s Not Really Looking a Lot Like Christmas, But the Sun Is Out

Shaky snowboarders After all the hubub, nothing made more sense than to check out Winter Jam NYC yesterday.  The city government promised such exciting things as “The Future of Snowboarding Invitational” (original caps), an ice climbing wall, and trampoline entertainment, the last of which has no connection to winter as far as we can tell. […]

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The End of 40s on 40?

Sure, seniors may be looking at the worst job market in decades, but at least they have some of Columbia’s fun senior traditions to look forward to! Or, you know, not. The administration’s “War on Fun” campaign looks to be well on its way to destroying a proud senior pastime, as sources tell Bwog that […]

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Same Room/Same Suite Process Eliminated, and Other Housing Policy Changes

Housing and Dining, being too cool for email announcements, has stealthily added a “New in 2009” part to the room selection section of its website. The new policies: “The Same Room/Same Suite policy has been eliminated. All students who wish to reside in Housing must go through the Room Selection process. 30 point senior groups […]

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Glass House Rocks will not in fact Rock at All

An anonymous tipster let Bwog know that the rock bands scheduled at everyone’s favorite ramped building will not be playing “for security reasons.”  The bands that Bwog knows were nixed include Beta Theta Pi’s The Stolen Cars, jazz/metal Columbia band Wizards of the Coast and Bowie-imitating Brooklyn rockers Dasher.  Bwog is disappointed that we will […]

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