The Fall 2020 semester saw students faced with less-than-ideal living situations, financial struggles, and more extenuating circumstances than we can count. Here are some ways our professors have shown compassion and understanding in these stressful
Professor Robert G. O’Meally shares what makes Black boxer, Jack Johnson, the ultimate Harlem Renaissance man by employing various mediums and contextualizing his influence through the lens of various prominent Black figures.
This year has come with a lot of surprises and adjustments, one of which has been the switch to online learning. As we learn to adapt to this new format for classes, Bwoggers have picked
Liking the 2020s? With this year as the opening act? No thank you! Senior Staff Writer Victoria Borlando will happily stay in the 2000s where it’s safe, thank you very much.
Bwog is conducting a story on transgender and/or nonbinary student experiences during the Fall 2020 semester and we need your input!
This week, GSSC looked a little different, holding a town-hall-style meeting with students and senior Deans. Bwog gives you the question-by-question details.
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 […]
An anonymous Bwog tipster has forwarded us the following farewell email, which details the departure of Dr. Ajay Nair (right), Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Office of Multicultural Affairs. Dr. Nair will be returning to UPenn (where he was Director of the Pan-Asian American Community House) to serve as Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs. So […]
Want extraneous ephemera? We’ve got extraneous ephemera! Bwog missed it while QuickSpecking, since the classic headline “Penn to Teach at Penn” ran under today’s College Briefs in the print edition only. “Sean Penn?” one student was overheard wondering. Not quite, and if seniors here are upset about Matthew Fox speaking on Class Day, we wonder what they’d think […]
Why Lee C turned the Harvard job down? Whopping salary still derided for paucity by admiring SEAS kids Free downloadable music! Just for us! No, wait, scratch that, you can only stream it. And it doesn’t work on your iPod. Student reaction: as long as it “isn’t mainstream” or “have janky strings” After Bwog commenters’ aesthetic […]
We like to think Columbia can scoff at such things as superfluous interinstitutional rivalries. Not only are there enough warring factions between 120th and 114th to feed our hunger for conflict for ages, but in truth, we’re too sophisticated and busy for that. But we may be at a crucial junction in Columbia history. The […]
Bwog football correspondent CML reports on the Lions’ dismal loss to Penn, of all places. This last Saturday, among the verdant foliage, obtrusive infrastructure, and thoughtless mélange of architectural styles that defines University City, Philadelphia, PA, an epic gridiron confrontation took place. Coming off a 24-0 blowout of the enigmatic yet pitiable Iona, Columbia looked […]
Along with freshmen, in September Columbia will welcome its newest flight of replacement administrators, stepping into posts vacated at Teachers College, the Medical Center, and JTS. Most recently, Dean of Student Affairs Chris Colombo announced that the University had lured Dr. Ajay Nair from Penn to head up the Office of Multicultural Affairs, one of […]
A few days ago, the University of Pennsylvania rolled out its shiny new plan for a huge construction project on its eastern edge. Bwog’s mind jumps to Columbia’s own troubled efforts in Manhattanville—but the parallels are a little more complicated. A few facts: – The cost of Penn’s expansion is about the same, $6.7 billion […]