Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Columbia University’s Earl Hall was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in recognition of Earl Hall as a venue for meetings and dances of Columbia’s Student Homophile League, which was the first gay student organization in the country.
Cayo Gonzalez CC’20 — a biology major interested in research, medicine and education — was recently published in The Hechinger Report.
David Vasquez CC’13, a fellow at the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Career Program, has been selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University. He will pursue an M.B.A. at the Graduate School of Business.
Matt Malone CC’18, a linguistics and mathematics double major from New York City, has received a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue an M.Phil. in theoretical and applied linguistics at the University of Cambridge.
As chair of the JED Steering Committee, Dean James J. Valentini recently provided an update to students regarding Columbia’s multi-year plan to assess undergraduate health and wellness resources, which included 14 key objectives.
On January 24, the Eric H. Holder Initiative for Civil and Political Rights hosted American Voter Project: The Impact and Future of the Electoral College, the first in its five-part American Voter Project series being held this spring.
Columbia College has appointed Kecia Hayes, a Teachers College alumna with more than 20 years of education experience, as the new executive director of the Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center (DDC), a program that works to enhance higher education opportunities for local low-income and first-generation youth ages 12–27. DDC’s academic enrichment program, which serves approximately 1,000 students annually and has become a model for similar programs throughout the United States, focuses on ensuring high school graduation, college enrollment and completion, and responsible adulthood. Hayes will formally begin transitioning into her new role on Monday, January 29 and will be fully on board on Monday, February 19.
James H. Gong CC’19 named to Aviation Week Network’s “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties” list
Kenzo Health — a team made up of Young Joon Kim CC’20, Arjun Srivatsa CC’20 and Spencer Yen SEAS’20 — has been chosen as one of five teams to advance to the next level of The Columbia Design Challenge: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic.