Columbia Rape Protesters Pay Fine With Giant Check Written On Mattress

Student anti-rape activists at Columbia University issued an extra-long Fuck You to the school's administration today by dumping a mock-check written on a mattress in the University President's office. The delivery featured the same kind of mattress the students were fined for damaging when they used them to protest… » 12/15/14 4:20pm Monday 4:20pm

Columbia Students Drag Mattresses Onto Campus to Support Rape Survivor

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her mattress to class every day until her rapist leaves school. In an incredibly poignant act of solidarity, other Columbia students have begun walking with her, helping her carry the load. And today, they dragged several mattresses of their own in front of the… » 9/12/14 5:40pm 9/12/14 5:40pm

Columbia Unveils New Sexual Assault Policy, Students Are Not Impressed

After provoking student ire by fighting campus rape by, uh, canceling a concert, the Columbia administration has finally come out with a revised and updated sexual assault and harassment policy. It's a marked improvement from the previous policy — I mean, it would be hard to get much worse — but on-campus activists… » 8/15/14 1:20pm 8/15/14 1:20pm

Canceling a Concert Won't Solve Columbia's Rape Problem

Like so many colleges and universities in America, Columbia has an egregious sexual assault problem. Fortunately, the administration has come up with a totally sufficient and effective means of eradicating sexual violence on campus once and for all: they're canceling a semi-annual concert over "safety concerns… » 8/12/14 12:50pm 8/12/14 12:50pm

Columbia Graduates Wear Red Tape In Solidarity With Rape Survivors

Colleges and universities have a reputation for sweeping sexual assault under the rug because they want to avoid negative publicity. That tactic has been biting Columbia University in the ass over recent months, as their administration's responsibility dodge has led to a barrage of bad press. And now, a smattering of… » 5/21/14 6:30pm 5/21/14 6:30pm

Why Reporting to Police Isn't the Solution to the College Rape Problem

A fairly common refrain when discussing the utter, devastating ineptitude of colleges in handling sexual assault cases is, "Why do we even trust colleges to handle this?" Often, people will wonder why victims don't just report to the police. The short answer to this is as wholly depressing as you'd expect: simply put,… » 5/20/14 2:40pm 5/20/14 2:40pm

23 Students File Complaint Against Columbia for Mishandling Rape

After several truly infuriating accounts of the Columbia administration mishandling and neglecting sexual assault reports became public, the University pledged to clean up its act. But, as is so often and so alarmingly the case, this seems to have just been a PR smokescreen: the administration's first concern was… » 4/24/14 4:30pm 4/24/14 4:30pm

Columbia University's Finals Night Tradition Isn't So Female-Friendly

Tonight is "Orgo Night" at Columbia University, a storied school tradition that takes place every semester during finals when the marching band performs stand-up comedy in the library in an attempt to entertain (and offend) everyone. Some Barnard students say Orgo Night is too sexist to be funny — and that this year,… » 12/13/12 4:40pm 12/13/12 4:40pm

Columbia University Impostor Arrested After Two Weeks of Being Creepy…

For college freshmen, the first few weeks of school are all about not making (and subsequently being stuck with during first-time-getting-wasted experiences) boring friends, learning which classes to complete assignments for and which classes to blow off, and, especially if you happen to be a freshman at Columbia this… » 9/10/12 9:15pm 9/10/12 9:15pm

Spirit Airlines Pulls Horribly Offensive Colombian Hookers Parody Ad

You'd think after Spirit Airlines' past year — snagging a spot in Consumerist's ‘Worst Company in America' bracket, receiving widespread criticism for majorly failing to respond to an alleged sexual assault complaint, etc — the company might have wanted to, shall we say, "fly" under the radar for awhile. Apparently… » 4/23/12 7:30pm 4/23/12 7:30pm

Barnard, Columbia at War Over Obama, Feminazis, and Cum Dumpsters

It's understandable that Columbia students are upset that President Obama will deliver a commencement speech at their sister college, Barnard, especially since the Ivy League university is his alma mater. But the degree of their ire — as evidenced via hundreds of comments on Bwog, Columbia's student-run blog — has… » 3/06/12 3:30pm 3/06/12 3:30pm

It's Time to Stop Sneaking Vegetables Into Your Children's Desserts

You've probably heard of this whole cooking genre that's sprung up around parents sneaking vegetables into otherwise delicious sounding things like cakes and cookies. Well, a new study has looked into how accepting of these sneakily nutritious snacks kids were, and it's beginning to seem like going to the trouble of… » 3/02/12 4:00pm 3/02/12 4:00pm

"Let Us Hope That The Traditional Woman Is Resurrected And Feminism…

Ah, the fall semester of college. The crisp air, the drinking, the mostly-ignorant references to crypto-fascist texts spewed by someone who just took his first philosophy course! Which brings us to "James", a Columbia University student who wrote an "anti-feminist manifesto" on his Facebook page earlier this year in… » 9/02/08 4:30pm 9/02/08 4:30pm