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Kiss those tapas goodbye: Floridita owner Ramon Diaz loses his lawsuit, Manhattanville finally begins construction, and PrezBo celebrates (Spec). Remember what happened the last time Columbia tried to expand?  Carle Hovde, CC ’50 and Dean of the College from 1968 to 1972, died last Saturday.  Faculty mourns (Spec). As if the updated Kindle wasn’t bad […]

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Columbia may have been upstaged last month in the building takeover category by our violet-loving friends to the south. However, we can all rest assured that nostalgia for the halcyon days of Morningside Heights in 1968 will never be crushed by pesky NYU Public Safety officers. On that note, today Gothamist posted an interview with […]

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Classes “begin” in a few days, figuratively because a few of Bwog’s have already been canceled for CC’83 Awesomeness Festivities.  But your fair university didn’t get nearly as much sleep as you did over break.  Here’s what Alma Mater’s been up to. People of Old Alumni provide proof that we’ll all find jobs, eventually.  In […]

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Everyone’s elections predictions (which took up most of the “Columbia University” hits this week) came out alright, but there are still more predictions to come. Stiglitz says “Yes We Can…eventually” Eisenbach says “See?  I told you this one would be different.” A Columbia scientist says, “The predictions were too late.” Those who were around in […]

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Bwog daily editor Mariela Quintana takes you inside yet another ’68 retrospective, this time a reading featuring Columbia writers who were there when the protests happened. Of the four events I’ve attended that commemorate the 1968 protests, not one has started on time. From all the socializing and incessant chattering that precedes each lecture, it’s […]

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Hey, did you know that some stuff happened at Columbia in 1968? Bwog daily editor Pierce Stanley braved two of this week’s numerous ’68-centric lectures; here’s what he thought about them. That tangible sense of nostalgia gripping campus has not waned this weekend as the commemoration of the Columbia 1968 Protests hits full stride.  After […]

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What can we do to reinforce a message of freedom on this campus? How about dancing at Havana Central? Hey, it’s better than wishy-washy social justice editorializing Or picketing alone in front of the Mayor’s house Maybe there’s nothing to do but pray But in this case, the guy should probably just sue their asses

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A Memory of ’68

Writer Paul Auster, CC’69, perhaps best known for the postmodern detective novels collected in the New York Trilogy (and subject of a Columbia College Today cover story not too long ago), has a very enjoyable and candid personal essay in today’s NYT about his involvement in the protests of ’68. “Being crazy,” Auster writes, “struck […]

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Bwog has just been alerted to some curious news.  It seems that the bastion of journalistic integrity that is the New York Sun ran a very informative piece about CU by a certain Columbia Alum and Republican District Leader Christopher Lanzillotti. According to this article, it was almost precisely two score years ago when a […]

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The 40th anniversary of Columbia’s 1968 student protests are fast approaching, so start brushing up on your history! An early point of contention between students and administrators happened in March 1967, when Bob Feldman, a Columbia student and Students for a Democratic Society member, unearthed documents revealing Columbia’s institutional membership in a Department of Defense […]

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This April marks the 40th anniversary of the 1968 student protests at Columbia. (For a brief re-cap, you can read about Barnard’s Town Hall on ’68 here.) In order to commemorate the protests, the administration, along with several activist groups and student organizations, is organizing a three-day conference about the events. Channel all your false […]

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In which Bwog succumbs to a terrible case of false nostalgia.  Par for the course of other Barnard Townhalls, the lasanga, coffee and white tablecloths came out in full force for tonight’s discussion about student activism at Columbia in 1968. After a brief introduction by two SGA representatives announcing tonight’s speakers—Dean of the College Dorothy […]

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Bwog happened to be passing through the front doors of Hamilton, as we all do several times a month, and had a companion point out something very interesting. Outside the wooden doors that Columbians know and love are a set of enormous, bunker-style doors, engraved in brass, and slid sideways behind the cement facade. (They’re […]

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Debora Spar, pioneer of the economics of fertility, loves babies.  How does one transform the face of the Barnard woman? Columbia is a national treasure, and Barnard is its jewel. Ted Kennedy’s new best friend still hates his alma mater. How do you cure administrative schizophrenia? Next time you think about getting a haircut, consider […]

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Thai Jones, CU American history Ph.D. candidate and son of Weather Underground founder Jeff Jones, has written a piece in today’s New York Times about the University’s most recent hunger strike and the history of self-imposed starvation as a means of political activism. Jones compares much of the campus’s anti-hunger striking sentiments of just a […]

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