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Alumni in the News: April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

The New York Times received a Pulitzer Prize for public service on April 16 for reporting — led by Jodi Kantor ’96 and Megan Twohey — that uncovered sexual abuses in Hollywood. The Timesshared the honor with The New Yorker, whose reporting on the same subject was led by Ronan Farrow. The Pulitzer committee hailed the “explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators … bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women.”

Sixteen College affiliates awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

April 17, 2018

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) has awarded 16 College affiliates 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Fellowships were offered to 2,000 individuals out of an applicant pool of more than 12,000.

Student awards for teaching and publishing to be awarded to Gareth Williams and Gauri Viswanathan

April 13, 2018

The Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the student-nominated Lionel Trilling Book Award and Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching. Gareth Williams, the Violin Family Professor of Classics and chair of the Department of Classics, will be awarded the 43rd annual Lionel Trilling Book Award for his book Gauri Viswanathan TC’85, the Class of 1933 Professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of the South Asia Institute, will be honored with the 57th annual Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching for her unparalleled dedication to teaching and to her students.

2018 Presidential Global Fellowship winners announced

April 10, 2018

Eighteen first-year students in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies have received 2018 Presidential Global Fellowships. The students, whose academic interests range from political science to the arts, from American studies to computer science, from astrophysics to history, from English literature to history, and from sustainable development to engineering, were selected from a pool of more than 142 for the University’s undergraduate global summer fellowship program.

Columbia College introduces My Columbia College Journey

April 10, 2018

Columbia College announces My Columbia College Journey, a new tool designed to encourage students to reflect and assess their ongoing personal development.

Introducing My Columbia College Journey

April 10, 2018

Columbia College announces My Columbia College Journey, a new tool designed to encourage students to reflect and assess their ongoing personal development.

Alumni in the News: April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

College alumni are making their marks in the business world. David Chubak ’02 was named to Crain’s New York Business’ 40 under 40 list; Chubak is head of global retail banking and mortgage for Citibank. Sam Waldo ’10 was named to the 2018 Forbes' 30 Under 30 – Asia list in the social entrepreneurs category; Waldo is co-founder and CEO of Mantra Eyewear.

Academy-Award winning producer Dede Gardner named Class Day speaker

March 30, 2018

Columbia College is pleased to announce that Academy-Award winning producer and Plan B Entertainment co-president Dede Gardner CC’90 will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Columbia College Class Day ceremony.

Earl Hall listed on National Register of Historic Places

March 27, 2018

Columbia University’s Earl Hall was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in recognition of Earl Hall as a venue for meetings and dances of Columbia’s Student Homophile League, which was the first gay student organization in the country.

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