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Thought you had enough 1968 invocation this fall? Get ready for the blitz–May will bring the 40th anniversary of those heady weeks, and ’68 veterans are not going to let you forget. On April 24-27, a group of them will put on a four-day bonanza of talks, discussions, and parties in conjunction with individual faculty […]

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In which Bwog correspondent Christopher Morris-Lent learns about the most over-referenced year ever at last night’s Historical Perspectives talk.  It’s 7:00 in 301 Philosophy, I’m well-fed by a catered spread, and before me sits an ensemble cast culled from the cream of the Columbia history department, each here to describe different aspects of the year […]

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OK, not really. We don’t feel like rehashing Spec’s summary of recent brouhahas, which is a rehash of last year’s article on the subject (plus the Minuteman thing, which prompted this must-read). But they missed the older ones, which are sort of important to understanding everything that comes after. Ancient History (1968) This is where […]

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Thirty-nine years ago this month, Columbia erupted into the now-legendary ’68 student riots. Last night, Fortune magazine’s international editor, Robert Friedman, spoke to Spec staffers about being the paper’s Editor-in-Chief during the crisis. Frequent Bwog contributor Armin Rosen was there to soak up his memories. I guess it’s a sign of progress that we can […]

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Here we go again…

Fox news has found another skeleton in Columbia’s closet. Fox’ Hannity and Colmes picked up the year-old story of Matt Sanchez,  G’ 07, the Marine who was (depending on your politics) harassed or picked on by members of the ISO at the 2005 Activities Day Fair. “They dehumanize people to get their agenda across,” Sanchez […]

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Henry Coleman, former Columbia Dean, passed away last week at age 79. Coleman was at the center of two of Columbia’s most troubling events: in ’68 he was taken hostage by students upset over planned expansion and in ’72 he was shot five times by undergrad suspended for poor academic performance. While Coleman officially left […]

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