New bwogger Alexandra Tsorvas attended a medical school training event that discussed the unequal power dynamics inherent in doctor-patient relationships and how to mitigate them.
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.
Bwogger Chloe Gong attended Women in Podcasting, the second of the three-part series, The Podcasting Revolution, happening at Barnard.
We’re big fans of This American Life at Bwog—remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery—so we were delighted to learn that this past week’s episode, “How I Got Into College,” mentions Columbia. Specifically, how insanely difficult it is to get in here. “At Columbia University in New York City, 33,000 people applied; 31, 000 […]
At 9 pm tomorrow night, WKCR is broadcasting the first part of This Columbia Life, a two-hour radio show created by Emily Kwong and Anneke Gronke, both CC ’12. Emily and Anneke recorded various Columbia students as they talked about or performed arts pieces about their experiences at Columbia. But now the interviewers have become […]
Public radio nerds, light your torches and sharpen your pitchforks (this, not this)—Ira Glass’s honor is under attack. The mastermind and host of WBEZ Chicago’s “This American Life” is the star of a celebrity sex tape, Public Radio Nerd No. 1, Austin Williams, explains. Well, sort of. Julian Joslin, (also older brother of CC […]
Objects in the window may be closer than they appear… In other news, the Natural History Museum is missing a Tyrannosaurus. Remember when NPR told us dinosaur exhibits reflect the national mood? Apparently, we’re going through a dinosaur family values phase… Update: Ivan Duschatzky, SEAS ’13, writes on his dinosaur, “It reminds me of a […]
While Ira Glass refuses to admit that he has adoring fans or that he is a journalist’s icon, it’s hard to prove otherwise. Named best radio host in America by TIME Magazine, Glass hosts NPR’s This American Life, which is broadcast on over 500 stations nationwide to some 1.8 million listeners. In his weekly interviews, […]
Bwog was particularly delighted by today’s re-run of “This American Life” on NPR. A feature on personal recordings, it showcases the famous “Little Mermaid” ROLM message which swept Columbia in the early 1990s (documented in the Blue and White’s own “The Decline and Fall of ROLM”) – a message which featured a mother suggesting her […]