Ever wonder what those Facebook events you keep getting about “Veritas Forum” are? So did The Blue and White. They sent Editor-in-Chief Torsten Odland, CC ’15, to investigate. Pick up a copy of their glorious blue print on campus soon. I first encountered the Veritas Forum at Columbia during my freshman orientation in John Jay. While I was […]
On Wednesday night, the Veritas Forum hosted a forum with Ruby Bridges, along with two Columbia interviewers: Professor Michele Moody-Adams and Gabrielle Apollon, CC ’09, SIPA ’10. Ilya Wilson, CC ’12, introduced Bridges after performing an original spoken-word piece dealing with Bridges’ impact on her identity as a young black woman. Bwog’s procrastinating lecturehopper, Peter […]
At this very moment on the Low Steps, the Veritas Forum is doling out chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies! Except first you have to respond to this query: “What Are Life’s Hardest Questions?” Get your cookie fix til 4pm, but remember, the mind can never be sated… Enticement via Wikimedia
Last night curious students packed into Lerner Cinema to see Princeton professor and celebrity Cornel West talk on “how we can engage in activism that is characterized by faith, perseverance, courage and hope” in Haiti. Bwog’s Semi-Secretly Christian Organizations correspondent Derek Huang reports that students got more consideration of spirituality than of Port-au-Prince. In a […]
If you were all hyped up for the “conflict” part of last night’s Veritas Forum “Faiths in Conflict: Searching for a Common Space,” you may be disappointed by the friendly banter between secularist Heyman Center Director Akeel Bilgrami and Sri Lankan theologian Vinoth Ramachandra. Bwog correspondent Sarah Ngu reports on their discussion of how to […]
-Photo from Ariel Moger For the final installment of this week’s Veritas Forum,whose symbol looks bizarrely similar to the Mac Wireless sign, the group hosted a screening of Justin Dillon‘s film Call and Response and brought Matisyahu, the greatest Jewish reggae singer of all time, for a performance that can only be described as “kick-ass.” […]
– Photo by CEE Bwog Theism Bureau Chief James Downie grabbed a stiff plastic chair in Roone Arledge for the first Veritas Forum event. The second event will be tonight at 8:00 PM in Miller Theater. The third event, which includes Matisyahu, will take place tomorrow at 7:00 PM in Miller Theater. The evening began […]
Bwog has noticed that over the next week or so there will be a smorgasbord of learning opportunities for those who are not going home to spend their magnificent four days of fall break. Whether you are interested in theater, bioethics or academic freedom, there’s something going on that’s right up your alley. Human Genetic […]
Procrastination doesn’t have to mean venturing far. Lectures, laughs, and lame ledes, all on campus. Sunday Photo Scavenger Hunt: Run around campus with photography nerds and try to take the most super-awesomest pictures to win an unspecified prize! 4:00 PM. Monday Elections and the US Media: An international panel of journalists discusses the coverage of […]
By the time the second installment in the Veritas Forum commenced at 8:00 PM last night, Miller Theatre was packed, as packed as it had been, maybe, since the first Frontiers lecture of the semester. The near-capacity crowd greeted emcee Jonathan Walton, CC ’08, with thunderous applause as he took the stage to explain, in […]
Tuesday was super. The Glass House rocked, didn’t rock. Elementary schoolers were adorable. Religion and politics didn’t mix. A Columbia sports team actually won a game… … even though Coach Joe Jones was splitting his time between the court and his on-the-side puppy transport business. This one is maybe not so obvious.
Bwog Lecture Hop editor Pierce Stanley observes as religion is reconciled with just about everything, for once. Coming on the heels of a Super Duper Tuesday that saw former Arkansas governor turned evangelical preacher Mike Huckabee decisively win five Republican primaries in the South and the recent dropping out of Republican contender Mitt Romney—a figure […]
Veritas Forum subjects: infinitude of knowledge, the Almighty, plagiarism Message of a loving God creates schism, property rights issues, “trouble” Surprise! Noam Chomsky is anti-war! Poverty = another reason to worry about Global Warming? …never fear, J-Sachs’ anti-squalor sustainability squad is here!…just don’t ask too many questions.