Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Eight Columbia University professors received Guggenheim Fellowships on Friday, April 13, more than any other institution this year. Literature Humanities chair Christia Mercer and Contemporary Civilization chair Matthew Jones were among the professors to win the prestigious fellowships.
The Columbia College Student Council’s Academic Awards Committee announced this year’s winners of the Mark Van Doren and Lionel Trilling awards.
Five more Columbia students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships, bringing the school’s total count of winners of the international prize this year to seven.
Three Columbia College juniors are among the 282 winners of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships announced this week. Woo Chang Chung ’13, Adam Formica ’13 and Katharina Shaw ’13 each will receive up to $7,500 toward the cost of their tuition and other college fees from their senior years.
Emily Tamkin ’12 and Cristian Gonzalez ’10 will study in Germany next year as Fulbright Scholarship winners.
On March 7, five accomplished alumni were presented with 2012 John Jay Awards for distinguished professional achievement at the John Jay Awards Dinner, an annual black-tie event, held this year at Cipriani 42nd Street. The honorees were Dede Gardner ’90, Ellen Gustafson ’02, Ben Horowitz ’88, Daniel S. Loeb ’83 and Li Lu ’96, ’96L, ’96 Business.
John R. (Rick) MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine, will speak at Columbia College Class Day 2012. The award-winning journalist and author earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the College in 1978.
Gerald Sherwin ’55, one of the College’s most active alumni and a marketing consultant, and Joe Brown ’66, a senior project consultant at Noviant Advanced Information Solutions, were honored at the annual Black Alumni Council Heritage Reception on February 21 at Columbia University Club of New York.
Columbia College initiated 22 seniors into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on Friday, February 17.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed John H. Coatsworth, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, as Provost of Columbia University. Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history. He has served as interim University Provost since July 2011.