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Last Thursday, Army General Ray Odierno appeared on the Colbert Report to announce the end of the War in Iraq, and over the weekend, the last U.S. troops rolled across the border from Iraq to Kuwait. Most troops will be home for Christmas, but some 4,000 will remain in Kuwait as a quick reaction force. […]

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At 1 am this morning, hundreds of police officers raided the two-month-old Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park. Tune in here for a live stream of the events. And despite efforts to suppress media access to the park, Bwog and B&W alum Avi Zenilman was there. IvyGate blogger Wilfred Chan, CC ’13, met up with a few Columbians there as well. Bwog […]

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Hot off the presses from City Hall and Albany: Governor David Paterson (CC ’77) and Mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed their support again for the Manhattanville expansion, after the project was approved by the Public Authorities Control Board.  Paterson said the expansion “will enhance the vitality of both the University and its neighboring community, while meeting […]

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Bwog’s James Rathmell reports from CB9’s meeting. Earlier this evening, Community Board 9 unanimously voted against the passing of the $150 million Community Benefits Agreement for the Manhattanville expansion.  Created to address several of the problems Columbia has run into with local residents, the CBA would have allowed for $150 million to be allotted in […]

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Eat! Eat! says CB9

Now that the academic demands are taken care of, the hunger strikers are still going hungry for the Manhattanville expansion.  But in an e-mail to the Community Board 9 listserv, CB 9 chairman Jordi Reyes-Montblanc told them to knock it off: “I again beseech you to stop your hunger strike as it pertains to the […]

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Wednesday was a big day. Thursday, though, might be even bigger: striker kids (whom this UCLA student thinks are great) have scheduled a rally at the Sundial at noon in preparation for their final negotiations. While it seems that the three academic components have been largely straightened out, expansion has yet to be settled–and the […]

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