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10 Reasons to Watch CU Sports This Weekend

The ever athletic Ross Chapman gives you a plethora of reasons to attend this week’s games. It’s that time of year again. The posters are going up while the supply of beer in local stores is going down. This Saturday, everybody’s getting ready to go up to Baker Athletic Complex on the fan bus, dressed […]

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Head Downtown for Some Chowdah

The year is young, and any work that is assigned in January can pretty much be put off until February, so take advantage of the opportunity to get the hell out of Morningside Heights and enjoy yourself. Columbia’s only sketch comedy group, Chowdah, is performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on Saturday January 28th. They […]

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This Week in Procrastination: In the Summertime

It’s the last hurrah before finals.  Music, theatre, and the disposal of the year’s leftover free food.  Join in! Monday BC Spirit Day:  In-dorm Krispy Kreme, a barbecue (hopefully for real this time), and a carnival.  If none of that piques your interest, go just to be among the first to know the new name […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Wrap-up Edition

Monday Columbia College Days: The Campus Life Committee starts its attempt to muster up school spirit today.  M-F. Tuesday The Darfur Debate: It’s a chance to see Mahmood Mamdani debate.  Genocide?  Sudan?  The International Criminal Court?  They’ll yak it up.  6:00 PM @ Cowin Aud, TC. Wednesday US vs. Iran: The major turning points in […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Copyrighted Content

Monday CUO Concert: Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33 featuring Elizabeth Lyon, cello, winner of the CUO concerto competition, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, op. 14.  8:00 PM @ Miller Theatre.  Also 8:00 PM Tuesday @ Roone Auditorium. Tuesday Westminster Boys’ Choir: Yes, that choir.  Sponsored by the OUC.  6:00 PM @ St. Paul’s […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Six Weeks Left

It’s the final stretch.  Post-break, you might have time for a few distractions.  Photo via mycaricatures.co.uk Monday Society, Toleration, and the Jews: Ira Katznelson, professor of political science and history, will discuss toleration “as an alternative to persecution.”  Sounds good to us.  6:15 PM @ Low Rotunda. Tuesday Brinkley, Foner, and Stiglitz: Capitalism is in […]

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This Week in Procrastination: That Which Affects You

While you block it all out, they’re giving lectures about keeping your life on track in this newly-disordered world.  Photo by LBD Monday How to Think About the Financial Crisis: Famous Indian Economist Prabhat Patnaik and some guy named Stiglitz will be talking about dealing with the consequences of These Economic Times.  11:00 AM @ […]

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All-Day Windbags, But More Fun

 Photo via Wikipedia Starting in about fifteen minutes in Roone Auditorium is the Columbia Festival of Winds.  It sounds like a Zelda game, but it’s arguably more fun than that.  Seven ensembles, including the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, will be performing until 9:30 tonight. Tickets are $15, but that comes out to a mere $1.58 per […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Famous People

Veritas is on campus this week; here’s your list of things to do.  Image via Earth Institute Monday Sachs Lecture: Entitled “Promoting Global Understanding of Sustainable Development,” it’s really just an opportunity to hear the man speak for two hours.  4:00 PM @ Journalism Lecture Hall. Affirmative Action: The CU Dems and Republicans face off.  […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Religion, Art, and Science Edition

We’re forced to venture off-campus on Wednesday, but it’s good for you.  Bwog presents a list of things to do next week.  Photo via xlibs.xl.funpic.de Monday Global Development and Human (In)security: Technology, the Internet, and a form of Islam. 2:00 PM @ 918 IAB Tuesday Bach and Hasse: The Columbia Classical Performers and The Collegium […]

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This Week in Procrastination: En Vogue Edition

Compiling the best of the meta lists since 2006. Monday Paul Muldoon: The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet will read selections of his poetry, followed by an interview.  501 Schermerhorn @ 8:00 PM. Tuesday Adam Kirsch [pdf]: The senior editor of The New Republic will discuss the lives of Allen Ginsberg and Lionel Trilling.  501 Schermerhorn @ […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Slow Start Edition

The powers that be are determined to confine us to our rooms.  A smattering of events around campus, served with the usual levity. Monday Israel.  Gaza.  Their supports, all in once place: showdown on the steps.  We’ll have more details later today. Lunchtimeish @ Alma Mater’s house. Tuesday Columbia’s resident string quartets are back.  Haydn, […]

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What Should You Do Today?

It’s Monday morning, Thanksgiving is close but not close enough, and we’re guessing that probably don’t feel like doing much. Columbia offers a slew of somewhat obscure events to make you feel like you’re taking advantage of where you go to school today, which we have assembled for you after the jump. 

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This Week in Procrastination: Halloween Runup Edition

Morningside slows down in the Halloween runup, unless you’re at MoWi or DR (fun!).  Here’s some things you can do before the long weekend. Monday Lunchtime Concerts – Haydn “Sun” Quartets: The Daedalus Quartet, in residence at Columbia, performs this week.  Reviewed by the New York Times last week.  12:30 PM @ Philosophy Lounge.  Also […]

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This Week in Procrastination: Slow Edition

Procrastinate close to home. Monday Jeffrey Sachs, George Soros, Nouriel Roubini: About saving the world economy.  Moderated by John Roberts of CNN, formerly of CBS.  We’ll LectureHop if you can’t make it.  3:30 PM @ Miller Theater. Tuesday Men’s Soccer vs. Lafayette: As Bwog noted on Friday, they’ve had a mixed season.  But the uncertainty […]

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