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The Housing Video Contest Has a Winner

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 […]

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Bwoglines: We’re the Best!

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 […]

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Sarcasm Is Losers Trying to Bring Winners Down to Their Level

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 […]

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Bwoglines: We Win! Edition

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 & […]

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Ben Roethlisberger is Going to Disney World

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

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Looking for Some Schadenfreude?

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 […]

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We Googled Them So You Don’t Have To

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 […]

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Columbia Library Employees Pimp A Bookcart, World Is In Awe

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 […]

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Columbia Basketball Opens Season With Win

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 […]

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Meet Your New President, CC ’83

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.

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Certified Genius Walks Amongst Us

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 […]

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Strong, Beautiful Class Day

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 […]

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Haiku Contest Hails Hawk

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 hawkmadinejad@gmail.com AND THE WINNERS ARE…

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CHAMPION!

Elizabeth Rice, SEAS ’11, is the champion.  

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And the winner is….

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 […]

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