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Two Yale Professors Are Coming To Columbia Next Fall

Yesterday, we were tipped a link to a story in the Yale Daily News about George Chauncey and Ronald Gregg, two Yale professors who will be moving to New York City next fall. Chauncey is a history professor specializing in 20th century American gay and lesbian history, and Gregg, his husband, is a professor of American […]

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Basketball’s Most Important Game In Twenty Years

Columbia and Yale have been held down for far too long. These two teams haven’t been to the NCAA tournament since the 60’s, but are now both 4-0 and will face off tonight at 5 p.m. in New Haven. The winner of the match will have the inside track to securing the Ivy League title, […]

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Bwoglines: After-School Special Edition

James Franco and Seth Rogen’s relationship is just as on point as Kim and Kanye’s. Uh huh, honey. (Buzzfeed) Go, Book Culture! If any Columbia University area bookstore were going to make the list as one of New York City’s best bookstores, we knew it would be you. (Gothamist) Lockdown on Monday at Yale after the school […]

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“Don’t Call Me A SWUG”

Seemingly in response to Yale Daily News’s recent #SWUGNation feature and the subsequent NYMag piece that followed, an anonymous tipster sent in her own lifestyle manifesto.  Read below to discover the provocative tale of the Columbia SNAG: Senior Not Amused Girl. They call it a “darty” (a daytime party), and the one he begged us to […]

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Bwoglines: The Serious and the Silly Edition

With a vote on Columbia’s Baker Field building plans in Inwood coming next week, community members have posted an online petition calling for more concessions from the university. (Manhattan Times) Manning Marable, SIPA professor of history and public affairs and founding director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies, passed away yesterday. Marable […]

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Orientation Schadenfreude

Orientation can be fun, provided you’re drunk or Kenneth the page. Columbia is very nice to you during NSOP (relish it!) and rents out the Met and everyone smiles and tells you where Pupin is when you ask them. There is, however, the underlying problem that you don’t know any of these people, and there’s […]

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What Is the Ivy That Appears Most Often in the NYT’s Wedding Pages?

IT IS COLUMBIA. Roar, Lion, roar! Today on Daily Intel, we learned that there is a new website that makes the last 3,981 wedding announcements in the Times and made them into a database. Columbia has been mentioned 615 times. Browse and see if your TA married your other TA! Harvard had only 466 and […]

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James Franco Admits, It’s Lonely at the Top

Alumni tipster and Bwog loyalist Ed Hoffman informs us that James Franco has confirmed his exodus from 209 once and for all. After one student accused him of only frequenting the library to check out all the hot young things, poor Franco was forced to study in Dodge, where he had “to sit alone in […]

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Morning Roundup: A Tale of Two Cities Edition

   Image via Antiqbook.com The best of times: Kittens need to move out of their 72nd Street apartment and into your heart (Gothamist). Freakonomics thinks your professors should pay you (NYT Freakonomics blog)! Coming soon:  more room to stand in line waiting for a friendly Labyrinth BookCulture employee to glance your way (Spec).   The […]

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Morning Roundup: Emerging Relatively Unscathed

Even though Blair from Gossip Girl considers them her “holy trinity,” 2/3 of HYP are officially Big Losers now! (WSJ) (Bloomberg) Columbia, on the other hand, reports smaller losses. (Reuters) Morgan Stanley’s new CEO made it through the B-School. (WSJ) New York Fashion Week keeps on strutting its stuff, despite the recession. (NYT) And in […]

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A Call to Arms: For God, For Country, For Bwog

Two years ago, we at Bwog lost the U.S. News and World Report‘s “Paper Trail” blog’s Best [Campus] Alternative Media Outlet poll to Wesleyan after some crotchety commenters lampooned their granola-eating ways and they retaliated en masse. We lost last year, too. This year, we have another foe: Yale. That’s right, now you have the […]

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Of Money, Money, and Obama

Three pieces of Columbia-related real-world news: first, some dude named Barack Obama has been chosen as TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. The most interesting part of the feature are “previously unpublished photos” of a very cool lookin’ Obama, taken while he was at Occidental, a year before arriving at Columbia. One of the photos […]

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“OMFG It’s Hamilton!”

Bwog has pretty much used up our Gossip Girl references and cliches at this point, but we were nowhere near GG-ed out enough to miss tonight’s Big Episode: “The One in Which Those Kids Pretend Columbia is Yale” aka “New Haven Can Wait.” We spent an enjoyable hour squealing with our friends every time we […]

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Columbia? Yale? Gossip Girl!

Columbians, ready yourselves: only 7 short days until the very campus you call home is featured on the greatest television show in the history of the world. Next Monday’s episode promises to be full of grand, sweeping shots of Earl and what looks like the Math Lawn, the only catch being that Columbia isn’t Columbia […]

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Professorial Arrivals and Departures

The school year has ended and next fall many professors will be packing their bags and leaving behind their Metrocards for the greener pastures of other universities — Yale, in particular, seems to be popular among Columbia’s professorial population. (Another way professors are just like us!) Bwog’s rounded up some arrivals and departures of your […]

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