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Friday, November 14, 2008

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.

View a photo gallery of the festivities!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Barack Obama '83 became the first College alumnus to be elected President of the United States. On November 4, Obama defeated his Republican challenger, Sen. John McCain P'07, ending a marathon campaign that saw Obama rise from a first-term senator to the nation's first African-American president.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Double Discovery Center, Columbia University's program for low-income, college-bound students in New York, has named Muriel A. S. Grimmett as its new executive director.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Learn about various fellowship opportunities directly from 15 organizations who will be visiting the Columbia campus throughout the academic year. To learn about upcoming events in this Speaker Series, contact the Fellowship Programs Office or visit the Columbia College events calendar.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Committee on Major Cultures, the Committee on the Core, and the Committee on Instruction approved a revision to the requirement, and propose to begin more focused discussions with students and faculty about the way to move forward in further reshaping the requirement and considering its relation to the Core writ large.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The 47th Annual Mark Van Doren Award—which honors a Columbia professor for his or her commitment to undergraduate instruction, as well as for "humanity, devotion to truth, and inspiring leadership"—has been given to Andrew Nathan, the Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Dean Austin Quigley has announced his plans to step down at the end of the 2008–09 academic year, after a term of 14 years as Dean of Columbia College and Lucy G. Moses Professor.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Once again, applications to the College are up and the selectivity rate is down as the Class of 2012 continues a trend that has been going on for more than a decade. Applications rose by 5.7 percent, to 19,116, for roughly 1,050 places in the Class of 2012. The College’s overall admit rate, or selectivity, was 8.68 percent.
Monday, April 21, 2008
College students were well-represented among the winners of several national and international fellowships.
Monday, April 14, 2008

Frontiers of Science, the newest component of the College’s Core Curriculum, has been awarded a $200,000 grant from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

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