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Leena Dai CC’18, an economics major from Philadelphia, was recently selected to be a Yenching Academy Scholar. Dai will pursue a master’s degree in China studies.
More than 1,200 students from the Columbia College Class of 2018 took part in the Class Day ceremony held on May 15, celebrating their accomplishments with family and friends from across the globe, as well as faculty and alumni from 1954 to 2017, who returned to campus to process in the annual Alumni Parade of Classes.
Seven Columbia College students and two alumni have received 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student grants, which offer funding for students and young professionals to undertake individually-designed international research and study projects or primary and secondary school teaching in English-language classrooms.
Troutt becomes the first Ivy League Player of the Year in the Columbia softball program’s 19-year history, and is the first Lion to earn one of the Ivy League’s top postseason awards since 2003.
Edward W. “Ted” Tayler, the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities Emeritus and special lecturer in English and comparative literature, passed away on April 23. He was 87.
Marcus, former dean and George Delacorte Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, passed away on April 25.
On April 23, students were honored for their leadership and involvement on campus at the 2018 Leadership and Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Columbia Athletics honored New England Patriots owner and graduate Robert K. Kraft CC’63 with a special reunion Saturday morning at Campbell Sports Center. The purpose of the event was to thank Kraft for his continued support with the annual Robert K.Kraft Financial Aid Scholarship that he has provided to countless Columbia football players over the years.
The Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the student-nominated Lionel Trilling Book Award and Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching. Gareth Williams, the Violin Family Professor of Classics and chair of the Department of Classics, will be awarded the 43rd annual Lionel Trilling Book Award for his book Gauri Viswanathan TC’85, the Class of 1933 Professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of the South Asia Institute, will be honored with the 57th annual Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching for her unparalleled dedication to teaching and to her students.