Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
This weekend, four Columbia College students were named the 2012 winners of the Core Scholars Program.
The Columbia College Committee on Honors, Awards, and Prizes yesterday announced the names of the Class of 2012 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The Valedictorian is Zachary Brill, a Chemistry major from New Jersey. The Salutatorian is Zachary Levine, an Anthropology major from California.
The Columbia Global Scholars Program (GSP) offers highly motivated students of diverse disciplines the opportunity to investigate issues from a global perspective. Based at Columbia Global Centers | Europe in Paris (CGC|E), the program encourages students to delve into another society and culture as they pursue their own projects, test their own goals against other peoples’ educational and intellectual systems, and develop a range of research, language, and networking skills to help them in this innovative intellectual endeavor. The GSP curriculum is designed to enable students to conduct individual research projects during the spring and summer semesters of their junior year. The program, the first of its kind at Columbia, takes place during the spring and summer semesters. The GSP for academic year 2013 is now recruiting students.
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.