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Columbia College mourns the loss of Michael Sovern CC’53, LAW’55, Columbia University’s 17th president (1980-93).
From the newsroom, to the courtroom, to school, to planes flying above, the six alumni selected as this year’s John Jay Award honorees have been chosen for the impact their accomplishments have made in fields that span the professional spectrum.
James J. Valentini, dean of Columbia College, and the late Alex Navab CC’87 were honored at the annual King’s Crown Rowing Association (KCRA) banquet.
Tanveer Singh CC’18, of Jersey City, NJ, has been named a member of the Class of 2021 Schwarzman Scholars. The prestigious scholarship, inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, is given to scholars who have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities and their potential to bridge and understand cultural and political differences.
Anish Gawande CC’18, who is from Mumbai, India, has received the prestigious Rhodes India Scholarship. Gawande will pursue an M.Phil. in intellectual history at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Dr. George D. Yancopoulos CC’80, GSAS’86, VPS’87, a renowned biotech leader and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ co-founder, president and chief scientific officer, was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal at the 72nd annual Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner held in the rotunda of Low Library.
The 72nd Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, honoring Dr. George D. Yancopoulos CC’80, GSAS’86, VPS’87, will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2019. The Alexander Hamilton Medal is the highest honor awarded to a member of the Columbia College community for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor.
Columbia University has announced that Dr. Jonathan Rosand CC’89, VPS’94, Dean Dakolias SEAS’89 and Fermi Wang SEAS’89, SEAS’91 have been elected to the Board of Trustees.