Columbia administrators, including President Lee C. Bollinger, are deliberating on increasing student enrollment in CC and SEAS. The undergraduate student body has not been informed nor asked for input regarding these considerations.
Columbia University Registrar Barry Kane informed the student body that all Fall classes are expected to return to full capacity in-person instruction with no social distancing required in an email tonight.
Columbia announced that all students must submit their vaccine documentation no later than August 2, in preparation for the fall semester, according to an email sent earlier this morning by Columbia Health Senior Vice President
After being on pause for about a year due to the pandemic, sports are back in the form of phased activity with athletes training on campus hopeful for the upcoming academic year.
Dean Kromm confirmed the return of all students to campus for the fall 2021 semester in an email to CC and SEAS students this afternoon.
GSAPP Dean Amale Andraos will conclude her tenure at the end of the year. She is set to become Special Advisor to Columbia University President Bollinger this July.
Deputy Editor Lillian Rountree, Deputy Events Editor Grace Fitzgerald-Diaz, and SGA Bureau Chief Grace Novarr spoke with the three dissenting members of the GWC-UAW Bargaining Committee following the announcement of the tentative contract rejection and
Columbia announced that faculty and staff need to get vaccinated by September 1, 2021, in preparation for the fall semester, according to an email sent earlier this morning by University Vice President Gerry Rosberg and
The DEI commission shared their report directly with SEAS students today and asked for feedback regarding its content.
In a close vote, graduate student workers have decided against the proposed contract from the bargaining committee and the University.
Ladies and gentlemen, the announcement you’ve all been waiting for… Derek Arthur, CC 13 and Steven Lau, CC 15 are the winners of Columbia Housing’s Room Selection Video Contest! Congrats. Their video was chosen from 3 submissions “following a departmental evaluation of each submission’s accuracy, effectiveness in explaining the process, and overall video quality, as […]
Men’s tennis wins the Ivies! Congratulations! (gocolumbialions.com) Alternative teaching programs such as Teach for America may soon be given the ability to grant master’s degrees, eliminating the need for formal institutions like Teacher’s College. (NYT) Bryant Park has the cleanest public restroom in the city. (Gothamist) New York Senator Chuck Schumer gets five airlines to […]
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to win the lottery? Bwog’s most stoic of Housing Correspondents, David Hu, brings you the gloats and surprisingly humble (for some) reactions of the recipients of this year’s best housing lottery numbers. Bwog: What’s it like all the way at the top? Have people been congratulating […]
Columbians snagged some Oscars last night! Adjunct film professor Geoffrey Fletcher won Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on “Precious,” and Kathryn Bigelow, SOA ’81, became the first female to ever win an Academy Award for Best Director, and her movie “The Hurt Locker” took home 6 awards in total, including Best Picture. (NBCNY & […]
Congratulations to Pittsburgh locals, your Steelers have won the Super Bowl! Two additional winners tonight: MVP Santonio Holmes (below), and of course halftime act Bruce Springsteen, who hilariously assaulted a camera with the inseam of his pants. Bravissimo, all! Photo via NYT
After PrezBo’s announcement about the state of the endowment, Bwog decided to see how Columbia’s finances are doing relative to other Ivies. The results offer great opportunities for schadenfreude since Columbia’s predicted loss may be the lowest in the League. As posted last night, Columbia has far out-performed Harvard and Yale, which lost 22 percent […]
Wondering what you have to do to be an early member of Phi Beta Kappa? Here’s what Bwog found out about our early nominees: Rajiv Agarwal, Philosophy, co-president of Columbia Global Justice Rudi Batzell, History, Undergraduate History Council chair, editor/reviver of the Undergraduate History Journal, former editor of Lucha’s El Participante, and anti-ROTC panelist. Mikaela […]
Oh sure, you may be a fan of Cribs or Pimp My Ride, but nothing really screams “pimp me” like a bookcart. At least, so say the runners of Unshelved.com, who have just concluded their third annual “Pimp My Bookcart” competition. Continuing our university’s fine winning streak, this year’s first place prize went to the employees of Butler’s Rare […]
The Columbia men’s basketball team got its season off to a thrilling start, as they gutted out a 65-62 win over Fordham. Fordham led by as much as eight during the second half, but the Lions held them to 25% shooting to gain the victory. Columbia dominated on the boards in particular, with a 52-27 […]
Celebratory Bwog banner — and change and hope, etc. — is on its way! See you in class tomorrow. More exciting news headlines announcing this very thing after the jump! Plus, stick around for Anish Bramhandkar’s Party Photos from celebrations out on Broadway.
Today, the MacArthur Foundation announced this year’s recipients of its famed Genius Grants, and one winner is the Mailman School’s own Wafaa El-Sadr. El-Sadr is a clinical researcher, specializing in such noble pursuits as studying alternative treatments for patients who can’t tolerate certain therapies and developing gels that inhibit HIV transmission. She is also chief […]
Bwog apologizes for the delay in Barnard class day coverage. Our camera wasn’t working and we couldn’t have you just take us at our word. On Tuesday morning, as a faint drizzle turned into a steady downpour, 597 “awe-inspiring women” graduated from Barnard, along with their president. Let me the spare you the burden of […]
Last week’s haiku contest proved a jolly good time, so we thought we’d share with you which haikus H-dad liked the best. We’d been corresponding with him via gmail up until yesterday, when we received this report. Is H-dad dead? Prove that he is/isn’t by sending pictures and sightings to firstname.lastname@example.org AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Learned Foote and Tom Amegadzie of Class Action! The ticket triumphed with 42% of 483 votes. Sean Udell (Representative – iColumbia) was the only candidate to break into Class Action’s slate, garnering the most votes of the representatives with 168 (probably because of the awesome carnival that he proposed in the debates). The only Class […]