Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Posted in Alumni
We continue to mourn the loss of the three Columbia community members who lost their lives in Honduras last week. As a reminder, the University will hold a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 19) on Low Plaza to honor the memories of Columbia College student Olivia Erhardt, Barnard College student Daniella Moffson, and Columbia College parent, General Studies student and CUMC nurse Abigail Flanagan.
Below is a message that Barnard College President Debora Spar and Barnard College Dean Avis Hinkson shared with the Barnard community on Thursday.
We were deeply saddened to report the death of three members of our community, Columbia College sophomore Olivia Erhardt, Barnard College junior Daniella Moffson, and Abigail Flanagan, a General Studies student and nurse practitioner at the Columbia University Medical Center. These students were in a bus accident while on a humanitarian mission in Honduras. Several other students were injured in the accident, and we are working to provide support and help them return home. Columbia medical personnel and College staff are traveling to Honduras overnight to provide on-site assistance.
As a reminder, the following resources are also available to students:
Counseling and Psychological Services - (212) 854-2878
Office of the University Chaplain - (212) 854-1493
CC/SEAS Advising Deans - (212) 854-6378
CC/ SEAS Residential Life staff - (917) 881-7233
Columbia undergraduates Katherine Jin CC’16, Kevin Tyan CC’16 and Jason Kang SEAS’16, founders of the company Kinnos, have been named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” Healthcare list.
The Deans’ Student Assistance Fund supported more than 400 Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students with unanticipated costs during its initial semester, including providing students with FLEX meal funding during Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break, when the dining halls are closed. Other examples of situations when the Deans’ Student Assistance Fund may be used include travel home for a family emergency, unexpected health care costs and cold weather clothing needs.
The Columbia University community came together on December 3 to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Tree Lighting and Yule Log ceremonies.
Sara Sakowitz CC’18, founder and CEO of Blue Moon Box, has been selected for the Crain’s New York Business “20 Under 20” list.
The Office of Global Programs has announced the Columbia-Bogaziçi Summer Program in Balkan Transcultural Studies, a new summer study abroad program in Istanbul that will be offered in summer 2016.
Columbia College has launched a $400 million fundraising and engagement campaign to enhance its undergraduate liberal arts education and support students and faculty.
Eric H. Holder Jr. CC’73, LAW’76, the former Attorney General of the United States, received the 2015 Alexander Hamilton Medal on November 19, at the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, an annual black-tie event in Low Rotunda.