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The East Asian Library is Flooded

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 […]

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Water Fountains As Bottled Water Brands

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 […]

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Bwoglines: Evacuate Edition

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 […]

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Bwoglines: Supply and Demand Edition

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 […]

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The Aftermath

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 […]

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It’s Just What Wallach Does

Wallach floods again! Here’s a view from the stairwell, which looks sort of like all the worst horror movies ever morphed into one. Help!

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EC Weeps

Plumbing and Aquatics Correspondent Joy Jorgensen sends along this picture from the EC courtyard. There’s a big leak in front of one of the townhouses that is flooding the courtyard. If you’re braving the waters, update us in the comments. Stay dry, party people.

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Free Water in Butler?

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 […]

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Happening Now: Schermerhorn Evacuated

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 […]

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High and Dry

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 […]

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The Well’s Gone Dry

This is for a very narrow section of the population, namely for those of you bored in class, reading Bwog, and contemplating a shower on your return to your dorm in EC.  Tough luck.  There will be no running water in EC for an indefinite period of time.  The reason?  Only the delightfully intriguing “emergency […]

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H2OMG

Barnard Facilities is going to be sanitizing and scraping the interior of the water tanks that supply many of BC’s dorms and buildings with water. While Bwog still can’t quite get past a few burning questions (Was the water unsanitary before? Scraping what off the tank? GUNK?) the real news is that Barnard isn’t going […]

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New York Underwater!

Passengers are still stranded, sweaty, and discontented along nearly every subway line, as the city recovers from this morning’s as-of-yet unconfirmed tornado. People are still waiting in droves for buses and taxis or walking across the city’s bridges and Mayor Bloomberg has canceled his entire morning to no doubt assess damage to homes and trees in Brooklyn. Send Bwog the story of your wacky commute! We want […]

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Swimming in the Schap

A few Schapiro residents are regretting they stayed at Columbia to party last night. From Ben Isham…  A urinal on the 8th floor opened up some time close to midnight, putting about two inches of water on the eastern double tower there, and sending water cascading down the building (all the way to the second […]

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