Three scientists call us to action to avoid catastrophe.
Apparently it’s the Year of Water here at Columbia. Bwog jumps in on the bandwagon and drinks some water. This article just like WATERLICHT, except nobody wants to take pictures of it and there isn’t a line outside the club.
Bwogger Gabrielle Kloppers is an East Asian Languages and Cultures minor. Although she loves her classes, she doesn’t need to go to the East Asian Library in Kent all that often. Imagine her anxiety when she realized that the one time she does need it, it’s flooded. Or read all about it here. So, let […]
Are you a FIJI lover? And no, I’m not talking about the Frat, I’m talking the close to $3 bottle of water. The water that apparently is sourced from volcanic springs and has become synonymous with luxury. If you are, eschewing the pragmatism and convenience of Poland Spring, then you will most likely seek out those […]
Happening in the world: An ancient tomb with mummies was discovered in Egypt! (CNN) Happening in the nation: Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma last night. The whole state is in crisis mode, and the western coast will likely be hit the worst. (BBC) Happening in NYC: It’s New York Fashion Week! Learn more about the happenings. (NY Times) Happening […]
Supply: of honey is not what it seems! (Food Safety News) Demand: for water could lead to international tension in the coming years. (NYT) Supply: of transplant organs in China will drop as the government discontinues the practice of taking them from inmates on death row. (BBC) Demand: transparency in the administration. (Spec) Chartz via […]
Update, 6:11 pm: McShane sent out an email advising students “to continue to use caution and monitor information sources.” And good building-integrity news: “Facilities has checked all buildings on the Morningside campus and has determined that there are no significant problems.” Most importantly, CC and SEAS ’15 move-in is on for tomorrow! Full email after […]
Blue Java Express has seen the light and joined, well, everyone, in making hot water free. While customers once had to pay an exorbitant $.75 for a cup of hot water, enterprising students can now provide their own tea or instant coffee and find endless refills at Blue Java. These are hard times: make sure […]
Prolific tipster Jason Patinkin has just reported that a pipe has burst on the tenth floor of Schermerhorn, resulting in the evacuation of the building. “Thankfully, the building is filled with environmental scientists well equipped to deal with such hydrological catastrophes,” Patinkin rationalized in this time of crisis. UPDATE 3:33 PM: According to a second […]
To give students a taste of those delightful pre-plumbing days, the forces of Columbia have decided to withhold running hot water from residents of John Jay this morning. Daily Editor Eliza Shapiro reports that it’s been gone for at least two hours. People are wandering around with bath towels looking forlornly for an oasis and support groups […]