You’re in lecture, you look around…to your right, Johnson Jayson is trying to fit four back to back classes in one day; to your left, Barney Ard is trying to take 21 credits at once.
This Thursday, the Columbia Debate Society hosted a public debate with the Rikers Debate Project – a program teaching competitive debate skills to students held in Rikers Island jail – in Lerner 555. CDS members
New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable
Thanksgiving is one week away, so take time out of your Saturday morning to get informed on current happenings and impress your extended family with your ability to have a finger on the pulse of
Bwog’s Saturday Daily Editor, Lauren Kahme, attends a roundtable discussion on the rapid climate change occurring on the Tibetan Plateau, a massive region of land in Central and East Asia categorized by its high elevation.
Steve Coll, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and former Managing Editor of the Washington Post, has been named the new dean of Columbia’s J-school. Like outgoing J-school dean Nick Lemann, Coll is a staff writer at the New Yorker, which is apparently a farm team for Columbia J-school deans. Before being named as dean, Coll served […]
Affirmative action has been one of the most hotly debated topics in higher education since the 1960s, as well as one of PrezBo’s most hotly pursued passions. Before taking the reins as Columbia’s president, ‘Bo.0 served as president of the University of Michigan, where his defense of affirmative action in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. […]
Hundreds of posts appeared today on Columbia’s Facebook page an unofficial Facebook page for Columbia University unaffiliated with the university declaring support for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, the Washington Post reports. The furor is apparently a backlash against a Wall Street Journal story that ran this morning, quoting Columbia prof Hamid Dabashi: “This whole […]
For some Sunday morning is a sacred time. For Columbia scholars, however, leisurely brunches and other holier Sunday morning traditions are often sullied by Saturday night’s hangover and Monday’s looming deadlines. But, remember it’s only Saturday and today must borrow nothing of tomorrow! So this drizzly November morning, Bwog offers a spread of cartoons to […]
The New York Times is reporting some big news for Marcus Brauchli, the positively dapper gentleman pictured to your right. Brauchli, CC ’83 and Spec alum, is on the brink of being named the executive editor of the Washington Post. He was formerly the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal but resigned in April. […]
Bwog attended the annual Blue Pencil Dinner in Low Rotunda last night to see how the other half lives. Our impression follows. At 8:30 on Saturday night, the staff, alums, and distinguished guests of the Columbia Daily Spectator traipsed into Low Library in their finery for an evening of hobnobbing and a speech by Leonard […]
Looks like our favorite ex-U of M president has taken a Midwestern rivalry to a new level--PrezBo is set to join the Washington Post Company’s Board of Directors on May 10, where he will govern the company with 11 others. Word has it that Bollinger was nominated because of the help he could give Post […]
Ambition is the theme of today’s minutiae: presidential, artistic, or otherwise. Below, Bwog catches up with opportunities taken—and opportunities you could take. It’s All About Obama Bwog’s favorite headline generator has stolen the day once again. Barack Obama C’83 lurched ever closer to outing his potential presidential plans today when he announced he was forming […]