Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Katie Meili CC’13, a former member of the Columbia Women’s Swimming and Diving Team, registered the second-fastest time in the world in the 100-meter breast stroke during the prelims at the Pan American Games, held July 10–26 in Toronto. Her time of 1:05.64 was a Pan American Games record. Meili went on to win the gold medal in the finals with a time of 1:06.26.
For 50 years, the Double Discovery Center has worked to increase high school graduation, college enrollment and completion of high school education by low-income and first-generation college-bound youth from low performing schools in northern Manhattan.
The Center for the Core Curriculum has announced a new Literature Humanities syllabus for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Eight recently graduated seniors and alumni/ae have been awarded 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student grants.
Columbia’s Center for Student Advising has been renamed the James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising in recognition of the couple’s dedication to and support for the University.
The Columbia College Class of 2015 celebrated Class Day on May 19 and Commencement on May 20.
Julian Brave NoiseCat CC’15 has been awarded a prestigious Clarendon Scholarship from the University of Oxford to pursue a Master of Studies in Global and Imperial History.
Miriam Rosen CC’15 has been awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Study Scholarship to perform research in Berlin at the Humbolt University’s Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Bild Wissen Gestaltung, during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Demarttice Tunstall CC’15 has been selected for a 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship and for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals.
Shriya Samavai CC’15, an art history major with a concentration in business management from West Lafayette, Ind., and Lauren Field BC’16, an English major and art history minor from Portland, Ore., have won first place in the Columbia Venture Competition’s Undergraduate Challenge for their clothing line, Academy Of.