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Core Scholars Program Picks Winners

Monday, April 23, 2012

This weekend, four Columbia College students were named the 2012 winners of the Core Scholars Program.  Each of the winners, Rowan Buchanan, CC ’12, Marian Guerra, CC ’14, Gabriela Pelsinger, CC ’15, and Anneke Solomon, CC ’15, submitted a “Core Reflection.”  These Reflections are intended to analyze, question, dramatize, or interpret material of the Core Curriculum in order to “heighten understanding of Core topics, explore connections among Core works, and relate the Core to our contemporary world,” according to the Core Scholars Program website. 

The Chair of the Core Scholars Committee, Patrick Blute CC'12, said "I would like to congratulate all our wonderful 2012 Core Scholars. The entries this year were overwhelmingly full of creativity, talent and enthusiasm. We received over 70 quality submissions expressed through artistic, musical, written and filmed mediums. The 2012 Core Scholars and Honorable Mentions all touch upon the key themes of the Core - transformation, engagement, loyalty, honor...the list goes on."

The program, only in its second year, is open to anyone who has taken a Core course. The winners’ work will be featured on the Core website and they will each receive a cash prize of $200.

For more information on the winners, see this article in the Columbia Spectator.