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CreateNYC Is Going To Make This City A Better Place

On Thursday evening, the Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia’s Manhattanville campus hosted their inaugural event for the 2017-2018 season in the Lenfest’s 8th floor “Lantern”. The event featured a presentation by Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner for New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Bwog sent Events Editor Lexie Lehmann to check it out. As […]

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Bucket List: Politics and Georgian Folk Music

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the […]

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Professorial Arrivals and Departures

The school year has ended and next fall many professors will be packing their bags and leaving behind their Metrocards for the greener pastures of other universities — Yale, in particular, seems to be popular among Columbia’s professorial population. (Another way professors are just like us!) Bwog’s rounded up some arrivals and departures of your […]

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Remembrance of Things Past

Bwog tipster Daniel Wong stumbled upon an old timey map of campus dating back to 1981 A.D. The map is fairly similar to those being handed out today, but Wong and Bwog noticed several differences, which we have archived for posterity—along with the full map—after the jump. 

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All I wanted for Christmas was tenure

A rare bit of apolitical tenure news at Columbia arrived today in the form of an email from Urban Studies program director Owen Gutfreund, who announced that he had been denied tenure and will be leaving as soon as next year. Gutfreud, an expert on urban sprawl, had the reputation of being an engaging lecturer […]

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Columbians Who Do Us Proud: Naked Tunnel People

If you’re like us, you’ve spent many a seminar playing “guess the biggest secret of the person sitting next to you.” We’ve concocted a twisted past habit or two, but we didn’t think of naked urban spelunking until this article in the Times today provided us with ample imagery. The piece has weird Pupin lore, overt fetishization, hip post-industrial aesthetics, “human […]

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Hands-on Urban Studies

According to an article in The Villager, Dean Yatrakis’s daughter and her husband are fighting with the city over the right to evict their tenants. This development may make Yatrakis’s Contemporary Urban Issues Colloquium a little more interesting.

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