Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Reminder: Truman Scholarship Internal Deadline is Friday, December 10, 2010.
Columbia College student Anna Feuer (CC’11) has been selected as a 2011 Marshall Scholar. She is one of 31 recipients in this year’s competition. An English major from Los Angeles, Anna will be attending Oxford next fall where she will spend her first year pursuing a Masters in Global and Imperial History followed by a Masters in English Literature in her second year.
Michael B. Rothfeld ’69, ’71J, ’71 SIPA, ’71 Business received the 2010 Alexander Hamilton Medal on November 18 at the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, an annual black-tie event in Low Rotunda. The medal, the highest honor paid to a member of the College community, is awarded by the Columbia College Alumni Association to an alumnus/a or faculty member for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor.
More than 1,000 alumni, students, parents and friends gathered under the Big Tent for Homecoming 2010, then watched the Lions mount a spirited fourth-quarter comeback before bowing to Dartmouth 24–21 in Ivy League football on October 23. It was a perfect day for fun and football, as sunny skies welcomed Columbians of all ages who flocked to the Baker Athletics Complex to enjoy barbecue fare and convivial conversation at the annual Homecoming pre-game picnic and carnival.
Cheack out the Michel David-Weill scholarship! It is administered by the Michel David-Weill Foundation. This scholarship – awarded every second year – provides an American student seeking to pursue his or her Masters degree at Sciences Po, one of the leading French universities in human and social sciences in France, with $80,000 to cover the cost of attendance over the course of two years.
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole P'10 is joining with Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science to announce a groundbreaking initiative to encourage students to become agents of social change. The program, featuring undergraduate fellowships in community-based initiatives as well as classroom study, will help prepare students to make meaningful, sustainable change by developing practical approaches to challenges and opportunities faced by participating communities.
The Fellowship Office will be hosting Open Hours for 2010 Fulbright, Rhodes, and Marshall Applicants on September 21, 22, and 23.
Mitchell Speaker Series event at 4 pm tomorrow.
Please note that the internal deadlines for the Fulbright, Rhodes, and Marshall have been extended until September 27th.
John W. Kluge ’37, the billionaire businessman who was one of Columbia’s most generous benefactors and who founded the Kluge Scholars Program that benefitted hundreds of current and former College students, died on Tuesday evening, September 7. He was 95.
Born on July 21, 1914, in Chemnitz, Germany, Kluge immigrated when he was 8, grew up in Detroit and earned a scholarship that allowed him to attend the College. “If it hadn’t been for Columbia, my path would have been entirely different in life,” Kluge said at a celebration of his 90th birthday in Low Library. “Columbia gave me an opportunity, and the only way you can really repay that opportunity is for you to help someone else.”