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Bwoglines: There’s a World Outside Finals Edition

Last Thursday, Army General Ray Odierno appeared on the Colbert Report to announce the end of the War in Iraq, and over the weekend, the last U.S. troops rolled across the border from Iraq to Kuwait. Most troops will be home for Christmas, but some 4,000 will remain in Kuwait as a quick reaction force. […]

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Václav Havel, Columbia’s First Artist-In-Residence, Passes Away

Earlier today, the Times reported that Václav Havel, the dissident playwright who was elected president of Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Soviet Union and later became the first president of the Czech Republic (after it split from Czechoslovakia), passed away at the age of 75. A founding member of Charter 77, Havel was an […]

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BriefBirch

A grey day dawning over snow slowly turning to carbon-saturated black mush? A snowman keeled over like a post-1989 piece of Soviet stauary? It’s all put us in the mood – for Eastern Europe! Kidding aside, here are some highlights from the Birch’s fantastic winter issue: A poem about…gerunds. And literal translations. Trust us, it’s […]

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DoppelHavel?

A sharp-eyed tipster noticed that the rouguishly grizzled visage of erstwhile Artist-in- Residence Vaclav Havel has a near double: that of billionaire financier Kirk Kerkorian, a revolutionary in his own right. Meanwhile, our man Sunil appears to have put his foot in his mouth regarding footballer David Beckham’s move to the Los Angeles Galaxy. Bwog […]

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QuickJester — First Time in Awhile Edition

This just in– the December issue of The Jester contains actual funny moments. They have only posted a pdf, so all links below go to the same place.  For 24 fans, something hilarious (page 2) If the Supreme Court were more like the Sizzler (page 6) Vaclav Havel as Judge Judy (page 23) Bad Boys […]

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QuickSpec

The sheen of Havana Central’s orange exterior has proved to be overwhelming. Did you know that Václav Havel is at Columbia!?!? He’s at COLUMBIA! America: the world’s most lovable oligar-militar-ocracy. Roll out the pork barrel! Diouf submits to Bollinger’s pleas, agrees to tinker with the IAS evenings after work and some Saturday afternoons. Are you […]

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EyePoke

A Project Runway party sounds like a good excuse for cosmos, and who doesn’t like sake at an “Asian tea party?” And everyone knows going to clubs is only fun when you’re trashed. Oh, wait, did we miss the point?  Whichever dude said “what’s in a name?” had obviously not met Ultimate Fighting champ Tom […]

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Roone Packed with Presidents, Everyone on Best Behavior

Seemingly the only Columbia heroes missing from Roone Arledge Auditorium today were Jeffrey Sachs and John Jay — though both were certainly at the Havel/Clinton/PrezBo prestige-aganza in spirit. In an event that vindicated CUArts’ alumni donation siphoning existence, the two former world leaders touched on both fighting TB and the Federalist Papers during their conversation, loosely based […]

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Passing the Havel

Looks like last Friday’s CC Coursewide Lecture by the esteemed President Havel has had a real effect on class discussions.  An anonymous tipster sends in this conversation, about Havel’s belief in the legislation of morality, from a recent class meeting. Student 1: I think that when private acts affect the community, that’s when the government […]

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QuickSpec- Overachievement Edition

Prince Prestige kisses Alma Mater, wakes her up from five-year sleep High schoolers reach for stars, and, uh, here Václav Havel “changes world,” fails to impress “jaded” sophomores “Molly said I was accepted to fill the need for a public school, non-LA, non-San Francisco lesbian. And I took it to heart, because I got a B- […]

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Havelicity: The Core Lecture

In their last time formally together until graduation 2009, sophomores were treated yesterday to a lecture by Grandfather Havel, who has done and written many wonderful things, and composes beautiful sentences…but may not have been the best choice for a CC lecturer. “I don’t like my English. I am not sure if it is understandable. […]

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Ground in front of Wien opens, the Inferno suddenly hits home

So, what the eff is going on in front of Wien? Last we checked, it looked like Mars after some misbegotten NASA craft crashed into the ground. We speculate that is has something to do with the boiler? Hopefully Wien-ers won’t have to hire a human rights lawyer this time. Also, according to informant and […]

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Havel Touches Down

Last night the University officially marked the beginning of all-around mensch Václav Havel’s residence at Columbia with a swanky party at the Stone Rose Lounge in Columbus Circle. Among the trustees, donors, and administrators circulated two Bwog correspondents, who had cadged passes at a CU Arts pizza party. In a decidedly unsober phone call, they […]

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Free Food Alert

In 702 Hamilton from 1-1:30 PM there will be a slideshow biography of Václav Havel’s life with free Papa John’s pizza and Nalgenes. You can also buy Havel’s biography if you so choose. More info on this at www.havel.columbia.edu …hurry, you know how that Hamilton elevator gets.

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Havoc Humanities

Oh, the scandal! According to Bwog’s Lit Hum teacher, a positively Virgilian battle took place at a meeting this morning in preparation for this Friday’s final, which is written by committee. Apparently, there is disagreement over how best to torture freshmen. But besides squabbling over exam content, every two years the syllabus undergoes revision. This […]

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