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News and Updates for Apr 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Columbia College has announced the names of 97 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society.

Friday, April 26, 2019

The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association named Columbia first-year Sienna Durr its 2018-19 All-Met Women's Div. I Rookie of the Year on Friday. Durr is the first Lion in program history to win the award.

Monday, April 22, 2019

The Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College is pleased to announce that Andrew Delbanco, the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies, has been awarded the 44th annual Lionel Trilling Book Award for his book The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, and that Frank A. Guridy, associate professor of history and African American studies, has been awarded the 58th annual Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching for his “Humanity, Devotion to Truth and Inspiring Leadership.”

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Sofia Nina-Bernardes Martins CC’19and Jessica Bai CC’19 have been named valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, the top academic honors for the Columbia College Class of 2019.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Nkima Stephenson CC21 has been awarded a prestigious U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Portuguese in Florianopolis, Brazil this summer.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Theo Di Castri CC’12 has received a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science at the University of Cambridge.

Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019

Angelo Hernandez-Sias CC’20, a double major in English and comparative literature and creative writing, has won the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Columbia College is pleased to announce that actor and producer Brandon Victor Dixon CC’03 will deliver the keynote address for its 2019 Class Day ceremony. The annual event — held this year on the South Lawn on Tuesday, May 21 — honors graduating College seniors.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Aspiring astrophysicist Shreyas Vissapragada CC’17 has received the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a $90,000 award designated to provide opportunities for immigrants and children of immigrants to become leaders in their chosen fields.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Jorge Antonio Ochoa CC’19 has been awarded the highly competitive National Institutes of Health Bioethics Fellowship (2020-22), which provides two years of study and support to develop and implement an independent scholarship agenda.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Sreya Pinnamaneni CC20 and Myrna Santos CC20 have been awarded Humanity in Action fellowships for Summer 2019.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Nine first-year students from the College have been awarded the 2019 Presidential Global Fellowships.

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