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Barnard 2017-2018 Tuition And Meal Plan Change Announced

The Barnard news just starts coming and doesn’t stop coming today. Interim President Rob Goldberg and Dean Avis Hinkson sent out an email to the student body early this afternoon with updates on the college’s tuition and meal plan for the 2017-2018 school year. The tuition for the upcoming year has been raised to a total […]

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Barnard Tuition Increase

The Board of Trustees of Barnard has just approved a tuition rate increase for next year. Tuition, fees, room and board for incoming first-years will be of $60,700;  higher than 2013-14 by 2.9%. The announcement e-mail, sent today to Barnard students, explains the reasoning for this raise: “In setting tuition, the College looks to a […]

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Barnard Tuition, Or: Bwog Is Never Having Kids

This morning, AHinks sent out an email to students explaining a 2.9% overall increase in tuition and fees, the smallest increase since 2000.  The email provides specific breakdown of full tuition, in keeping with an effort for more transparency.  Those lucky high school seniors who just got accepted can look forward to a total cost […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Skip Class?

As you may have noticed, we’ve been doing “science” lately in order to procrastinate actually doing anything, ever. So far, we’ve told you what percentage of the Student Life Fee you can drink back, and what percentage you can poncho-back. In this installment, we use our fancy back-of-the-envelope skillz (you can’t prove it’s on a […]

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Protest Against New Barnard Tuition Fees

Starting at noon today on Lehman Walk, students will protest the recent changes to the Barnard tuition policy. Organizers ask that attendees and those who wish to show their solidarity wear the color red and change their facebook profile pictures to the Stand Up Barnard graphic (available on the facebook event page). 300 people say they’re attending, […]

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Bwoglines: Intuition Edition

It may be counter-intuitive that a state’s Governor would file his taxes late. After all, public officials are role models, right? Not so in New Jersey, where Chris Christie will file late for the second year in a row. (WSJ) It’s pretty intuitive that the words and phrases we use all have a history. This […]

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Bwoglines: Learning About Google Alerts

The first tuition hike of the new year has arrived: Princeton announced a 3.3% bump yesterday. (NYT) Three bus lines slated to cease overnight service–the crosstown M66, M79, and M96–will continue to run through the wee hours.  So that’s nice. (NYPost) The Milsteins are everywhere! The family, long a Butler staple, will lend their name […]

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AltSpec: Let’s Play a Game

Match the quote to the speaker.  To give you a break from problem sets, it should be pretty easy, but answers after the jump anyway.  Good luck! Quotes Speakers “[I]t was like a national day of protest.  There was a counterculture dimension to it.” Roberta Balstad, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions “…hardly principles on […]

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AltSpec: We Have the Technology

Another blog has discovered our friend Sarah Dooley.  Yes, her character is a lot like Michael Scott, but so much cuter! A Columbia grad student played in that intertubes-inspired concert at Carnegie Hall: “I haven’t hardly played at all.” Drought in Africa: yes, it could happen, and it’s happened before: “startling.” Ever wonder what happens […]

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More College Rankings

Bwog received an email early this morning from “ted” at CampusGrotto.com. We had never heard of CampusGrotto.com because honestly, have you? Still! They have heard of your Columbia, which they rank 39th in their list of the one hundred most expensive colleges. CG estimates your tuition to be $37,470, which is about five grand less […]

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