Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Former Columbia College Dean and Columbia Law School Emeritus Professor Jack Greenberg CC’45, LAW’48, the legendary attorney who successfully argued many of the nation’s landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, forming the legal basis for desegregation in America, died on October 12, 2016. He was 91.
University Professor Ronald Breslow, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History Eric Foner CC’63, GSAS’69 and the Jacques Barzun Professor of History Kenneth T. Jackson will be presented the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Medal on Thursday, November 17.
Kellie Jones, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, was named as a 2016 fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She joins a distinguished group of 23 talented people in a variety of fields who received fellowships this year for creative work that demonstrates notable originality, dedication and self-direction.
Columbia College is sponsoring campus membership to TurboVote, an online application that makes voting easier by allowing users to register to vote, request absentee ballots for their home states, and get text reminders about upcoming elections.
Columbia College and Columbia Engineering have created a new director of student wellness position to support the undergraduate community’s student wellness priorities and to help create a campus culture committed to wellness.
Robert M. Rosencrans CC’49, BUS’52, a cable TV pioneer and dedicated alumnus, died on August 3, 2016, in Greenwich, Conn.
Columbia College welcomes the new faculty members who will be teaching in the Core Curriculum during the 2016-2017 academic year. These faculty join approximately 50 returning faculty members already teaching in the Core Curriculum.
The Class of 2020 arrived on campus and began its journey at Convocation.
Andrew Plaa has been appointed Dean of Advising for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. Plaa has served as an adviser in the James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising since 2005 and has been interim dean since September 2015.