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Considered one of the best lawyers in Washington, D.C., Howard Gutman '77 will be leaving private practice and the United States to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Belgium under President Barack Obama '83.
This year's Alumni Reunion Weekend welcomed more College graduates back to campus than ever before. More than 1,100 Lions gathered on campus and across Manhattan beginning Wednesday, June 3, for five days of festivities and activities.
For class photos and a gallery of the weekend's activities, click here.
Celebrating the 25th year of coeducation and the final year of Austin Quigley's role as Dean of the College, more than 900 seniors packed South Lawn on a perfect spring day to say goodbye to their undergraduate years.
If you ever ask yourself "Why is my gift to the College Fund so important?" just sit back and watch this video. The people appearing on your screen are not actors and actresses (although Columbia has a few), but actual Columbia College students "speaking from the heart."
A festive crowd of more than 350 alumni, students, faculty, and family and friends packed Low Rotunda on March 10 for the 2009 John Jay Award Dinner.
The award recipients were actress Maggie Gyllenhaal '99, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous '94, Progenics CEO and CSO Dr. Paul Maddon '81, mortgage executive Thomas Francis Marano '83 and sculptor Gregory Wyatt '71.
View the photo gallery.
U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. '73, '76L will address the Class of 2009 on Class Day, Tuesday, May 19, on the South Lawn.
Julius Genachowski '85, a technology expert who was former legal counsel to ex-FCC chairman Reed Hundt, has been selected by President Barack Obama '83 to head that agency.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced the appointment of Michele M. Moody-Adams as the new dean of Columbia College. Moody-Adams comes to Columbia from Cornell University, where, since 2000, she has been the Hutchinson Professor and Director of the Program on Ethics and Public Life, and has served for the past four years as Cornell's vice provost for undergraduate education. Moody-Adams succeeds retiring Columbia College Dean Austin E. Quigley. Her appointment begins July 1, 2009.
On Tuesday, March 10, the College will honor five alumni for distinguished professional achievement by presenting each with a John Jay Award. Low Library will be the setting for a black-tie dinner honoring Maggie Gyllenhaal '99, Benjamin Jealous '94, Dr. Paul Maddon '81, Thomas Francis Marano '83 and Gregory Wyatt '71.
Two College seniors, Emily Jordan and Caroline Robertson, were awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at Cambridge University in England.