Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for Nov 2008
We are pleased to announce that Jisung Park, an Economics-Political Science major from Shelton, CT has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for 2009.
Jisung Park '09 has won a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a M.Sc. in nature, society and environmental policy at Oxford University in England.
Celebrating his 14 years of service as Dean of Columbia College, Austin Quigley was honored on November 13, when the Columbia College Alumni Association presented him with the 2008 Alexander Hamilton Medal at the American Museum of Natural History.
The dinner, attended by almost 700 alumni, students, faculty, family members and friends, also served as a fundraiser for The Columbia Campaign for Undergraduate Education, which funds financial aid, faculty support and student services. University Trustee Chair Bill Campbell '62 announced at the dinner that the event had raised more than $2 million.
On Saturday, October 4, nearly 1,200 alumni, parents, students and friends came out on a beautiful fall day to celebrate Homecoming as the Columbia Lions took on the Princeton Tigers. Families took part in the annual Homecoming Carnival, enjoying face painting, balloon making, magic, games and prizes. In the football game, Princeton held off a spirited fourth-quarter rally by Columbia to win 27-24.