Interim Provost Ira Katznelson and University COVID Director Donna Lynne announced updates to the University’s campus and health-related policies as COVID-19 restrictions loosen through a phased approach.
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.
Walking into Roone Auditorium for XMAS!13: The X-Mas! Factor, Bwoggers Abby Rubel and Jordan Merrill could not have predicted the plot of the show in their wildest dreams. Featuring catchy songs, energetic acting, and laugh-out-loud one liners, XMAS!13’s show was both incredibly entertaining and completely strange. Directed by Sophia Houdaigui (BC ’21), the show follows Emmalena […]
“XMAS!10: O Christmas, Where Art Thou?” is this year’s original, student-written holiday musical. Last night, Bwog writer (and Christmas-finder) Betsy Ladyzhets had the honor of attending the dress rehearsal, and abused that honor by nearly falling out of her chair several times because she was laughing too hard. XMAS!10 is playing tonight, in the Roone […]
Yesterday was the last day of classes, but more importantly, it was the night of XMAS!, Columbia’s annual winter musical comedy. What better way to celebrate finishing the semester on a good note than to take in your peers’ creative talent and get a good laugh. Our Arts Editor rejoiced in the revelry and wants […]
Holiday songs keep telling us that Santa Claus is coming to town, but Bwog is here to tell you about how XMAS! came to town over the past few days. XMAS! Elf Extraordinaire Elizabeth Self got into the holiday spirit. Monday night was the “secular spectacular,” XMAS!8: Elves Gone Wild, written by Eleanor Bray, BC […]
Greetings, theater people and theatergoers! We’ve got our first installment of arts news: the XMAS!8 Creative Team has been announced. From the XMAS! crew, to the freshmen: XMAS! is a completely student-written holiday musical show, serving as the fall musical comedy counterpoint to the spring’s Varsity Show. XMAS! is performed in Roone Arledge Auditorium on the final eve […]
XMAS!7 was performed only one night—Monday, December 10th at 8 PM and at 10:30 PM. Kris Kringle-Crazed Mollie Krent reviews. Student directed, produced, choreographed, composed, and, most impressively, written, this show brought it. For those of you that failed to leave the dregs of Butler 209—first of all shame on you, I bet you were […]
XMAS!6, A Mall-y Jolly, XMAS!, was performed twice yesterday in Roone, and was the sixth such annual holiday extravaganza. Senior Arts and Religion critic, Alex Jones, reviews this year’s pre-finals musical relief. XMAS! aims to be a last little bit of bright, holiday musical cheer before a week of finals-induced misery, XMAS!5 producer Steele Sternberg, CC’13, […]
In this latest RoomHop, dorm design professional Alexandra Svokos traveled to the Woodbridge abode of a pair of seniors involved—among other things—in XMAS!6, which is tonight(!) in Roone at 8:15pm. “His name is Nero,” Lila Neiswanger,CC ’12, and Will Brown, SEAS ’12, say in unison about their betta fish. “Oh, the apartment’s name is Antium, […]
Bwog’s Holiday Cheer Leader Peter Sterne reports. As the first snowfall (flurries don’t count) of the year descended into Morningside Heights last night, students gathered on the Lerner Ramps and outside Roone, eager to see the latest edition of XMAS!, the VShow-like student-run musical that’s been satirizing the holiday season for the last five years. When the audience was finally […]
HOLIDAY CHEER! Special thanks to XMAS 5! A Corporate Carol – go see it next Monday night! Also thanks to Eli Grober for playing guitar, Wallen and D’Offit for vocals, Matt Star for orchestration, John Nordin, Eduardo Santana and Nathan Bailey for dancing, Bwog staff for helping with lyrics and Kenny Durrell for his filming talents.
Taking a break from finals studying, Bwog’s North Pole Bureau Chief Sean Zimmermann reports from the production of “XMAS! 4: Shalom Alone” last night about the story of one little Jewish Santa: As the audience walked in to Roone, the first thing to notice was the loud dance music filling the auditorium. Lady Gaga, who […]
Bwog theater correspondent Morgan Childs saw last night’s annual XMAS! show. Please don’t ask me to explain XMAS!. In case you missed last night’s two-show run, the bare facts may seem a little out of left field. Things begin like an off-color joke when a pagan, a Jew, and a frustrated Kwanzaa observer conspire to […]
Caitlin Shure CC ‘07, Shruti Kumar CC ‘08, and Jordy Lievers CC ‘07 sing along to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” in the kitchen of Shure’s EC suite. They are preparing a veritable feast in the spirit of the upcoming holidays—it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ’round here, so the trio […]