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
The return from winter break marks that hallowed time when students actually go out at night instead of sleeping/doing homework/applying for jobs/[insert probably acceptable excuse here]. Let these notes from the field serve as your hazy memory of last night, (because Momma Bwog knows you don’t remember any of it.) Remember to send your stories to […]
Last night Bwog reported that ZBT had lost its national charter until 2015. Since then, Student Affairs and ZBT’s national organization (press release below) have verified this. The press release notes that operations of Columbia University’s ZBT have been suspended “following a decision made by the current undergraduate brothers of the Delta Chapter to resign […]
At last night’s IGC meeting, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life announced that Columbia’s ZBT has lost its original charter from the national organization, as reported originally by The Lion. It’s unclear why this happened, or whether it’s related to the hazing incident or the Ivy League Championships celebration party that caused them to lose […]
Killer reporting from Spec‘s Abby Abrams confirms: the field hockey team was responsible for the hazing at ZBT. Writes Abrams, “The field hockey team was welcoming its new first-year players with an annual tradition: a fraternity crawl. The last stop of the night was Zeta Beta Tau.” Says one connected ZBT alumnus,“The women’s field hockey team […]
In an effort to keep institutional memory alive, Bwog wants to teach you about major issues and topics at Columbia. If there is something you would like to know more about, look it up on wikicu or email email@example.com. Today, we attempt to explain why you’re not at a frat fraternity party like all your […]
After months of receiving responses like “All information being provided is included in the release that was sent” (Laurence Bolotin), “It would be inappropriate for anyone from our Department to comment” (Athletics, full email after jump), and “you’re on Bwog I’m not gonna tell you anything, assface” (all our friends), we finally got an email […]
Zeta Beta Tau has lost its brownstone over what we hear was a party violation. ZBT, the baseball fraternity, was on thin ice after last semester’s still unspecified hazing incident, and would have lost its charter then had KevSho not intervened and reversed the Greek Judicial Board’s recommendation, so long as they adhered to a zero-strike […]
After a hazing scandal that put ZBT in high risk of losing its charter and subsequent controversy and mockery, a statement by the fraternity announced that the decision to rescind the charter was officially reverted. Spec has the full story, reporting that KevSho made the decision after meeting with ZBT and Greek Judicial Board leadership. While […]
After Zeta Beta Tau lost their charter to a hazing scandal and all the controversy that followed, CUMB pounced at the chance to make fun of the situation with a moving account of the memories that will remain as ZBT leaves us. We found the Breakfast Club music incredibly fitting and CUMB’s absolute lack of compunction hilarious.
In the past few days, Bwog has received many tips and comments about the hazing scandal within Columbia’s Greek community. We reached out to IGC, Student Affairs, students, etc. for more detailed information, especially after news broke on Wednesday night. Spec got confirmation that some fraternity was losing their charter from the Inter-Greek Council Judicial […]
While walking along 115th street this morning, Bwog noticed a heap of chicken bones sitting on a stoop, evidently already picked over by sidewalk scavengers. Who could have such slovenly habits? The top of the doorframe gave us our answer–the boys of Zeta Beta Tau. Cheers to the first one who walks outside.