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As academics and poseurs alike raise their lighters in revolt against the impending smoking ban, Students for Sensible Drug Policy have drafted an open letter to the Tobacco Workgroup protesting its methodology. The ban proposed by Michael McNeil and the Workgroup would outlaw smoking within Columbia’s property, even extending its reach to the surrounding sidewalks. […]

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   Photo via Bwogger Emily Ahn kept her eyes open through all of this past week’s CCSC meeting. The second meeting of the year started promptly with the introduction of Bathabile Mthombeni, the Associate Officer of the Ombuds Office.  A little known service, the Ombuds Office, located at 660 Schermerhorn, offers a “confidential, informal, […]

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A mild Sunday night meeting started off with some great news: the Bacchanal College Days T-shirts had been universally praised and were in high demand.  In true Columbia form, however, the only leftovers are extra-large.  And speaking of Bacchanal, the Campus Life Committee had originally wanted to have a pre-concert festival was originally planned for […]

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Now that Columbia’s buildings (and the 25 feet surrounding those buildings) are officially smoke-free, the ashtrays in front of Hamilton — the longtime home of many a clove extinguished in the minutes before a humanities class — have been turned into flower pots. The War on Tobacco has taken a most poetic turn. Photo by […]

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Bwog just heard word that this July, Governor Paterson signed legislation making smoking illegal in all New York college dormitories — this includes EC!  A pair of RAs also noted that at least for Columbia, the mere possession of tobacco products is forbidden.  In other crackdown news, one Bwog staffer was removed by security this […]

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