The ongoing investigation into the death of Tess Majors has been a topic of national and local concern. Many in the Columbia community are calling for justice, but the alleged behavior of detectives involved in
While we process the tragic death of Tess Majors, we cannot ignore what this means for the community going forward. What is the current relationship between Columbia University and the Harlem community, and how will recent
Jonathan Karten (GS ’20) will be pursuing legal action against Columbia for alleged anti-Semitic action on campus, the first complaint filed after the executive order Trump signed last week.
Just over two weeks after the murder of Tess Majors, Barnard and Columbia faculty members have received racist robocalls on their landlines.
Taped on all four corners to a pillar in Lerner Hall, a black and white advertisement for the student-founded data startup LionBase reads, “Average Contract Size? 5 figures. Projects completed? 8. People Involved? 30+. Number
Reading week and exam week allow Columbia students to sample The Purge: what would happen if there were no laws, and we were truly without inhibition? Well, here are a few options.
This semester, Butler displayed the names of 8 Black, Indigenous and other women of color (BIWOC) writers to honor the 30th anniversary of the original protest of the all-male lineup that graces the facade. In
Coming soon to 113th Street: McVickar hall, another space for alumni to network…but this time with undergrads! Just five short years until the 6th and 7th graders at Columbia’s Secondary School can get a taste of the big kid Core The headline “Stale Castlevania Goes Eclectic in Order of Ecclesia” exists, heralds in a new […]
Feeling melancholy this Sunday? Be daring and venture out of the confines of Butler into Morningside Park, the area’s oft-dismissed sanctuary of tall trees and fresh breezes. At the bottom of the 436,232 stone steps, Bwog had to flatten itself against a wall as hordes of screaming children raced around in circles, delighted at having […]
Remember when hundreds of Upper West Side five-year-olds and their parents stormed Morningside Heights last year in a grand showing of support for reading, cheesy bands and Target? Well, friends, it’s happening again on October 5th and once again you will be able to hear bands, including They Might Be Giants and their child-appropriate repertoire […]
Today, Jake Shapiro, son of J-School professor Michael Shapiro and New York Times foreign editor Susan Chira, became a man. Bwog found Jake playing air hockey on the fifth floor of Lerner. Jake, a student at School at Columbia, had arrived minutes earlier from his Torah reading, for which he explained he was “troubled by […]
It’s stroller gridlock on South Lawn. Kids and parents from Park Slope to the Upper West Side have gathered in front of Butler for the New York Times‘ “Sunday of free fun for book-loving families.” It’s a day of book signings, giveaways, readings, and performances and toddlers have gathered en masse in inappropriately autumnal apparel. […]
Last week a vigilant commenter tipped us off to a possible They Might Be Giants concert happening on October 14th on campus. Well, first, said commenter was lucky that a Bwog editor caught that tidbit (send in things to the alias, come on now!). Second, we emailed TMBG’s bookers High Road Touring and they confirmed the date- and added that […]
Face-to-face with his former self, Bwog staffer and summer denizen Armin Rosen reflects on the pre-college phenomenon. More after the jump. Of all the traumatic events that marred what would have otherwise been a happy and productive middle school career, my brush with president Dwight David Eisenhower was one of the worst. Going to an […]
Our correspondent wades through the morass of Reunion 2007, last weekend’s get-together for 60 years of Columbia and Barnard grads. The annual tri-college reunion brings with it myriad opportunities for the enterprising summer student. For the social climber, it is a chance to establish some gainful contacts with potentially loaded and influential alumni. For the […]
Curious about the students who will swarm our hallowed halls come September? You know, the most recent “smartest class ever“? Never fear– staffer Lucy Tang wades into the muck so you don’t have to. Her report: If you thought the class of 2010 was annoying with their Myspace groups, discussion threads that provided too much […]