On May 16, with picture-perfect early-morning weather, the 1,172 members of the Class of 2017 gathered on South Lawn for the 259th Columbia College Class Day. The newest members of the Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA) were cheered on by family, friends, alumni, faculty and administrators.
Screenwriter and director William "Bill" Condon CC'76 is making headlines with his remake of Beauty and the Beast, which stars Emma Watson and Kevin Kline and took in a two-week domestic total of approximately $317 million by the end of March. The Disney musical has already reaped $1 billion worldwide. Condon, who graduated with a degree in philosophy has written and directed several other critically acclaimed films.
Athletics has recently experienced a series of noteworthy successes in various sports including squash, fencing, diving and soccer.
Neil Gorsuch CC’88, who has been serving as a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, has been confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Columbia College is pleased to announce that Sheena Wright CC’90, LAW’94, president and CEO of United Way of New York City (UWNYC), which seeks to improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers, will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Columbia College Class Day ceremony. The annual event, which honors graduating seniors, will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, on the South Lawns of Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus.
At the Academy Awards on February 26, 2017, Dede Gardner CC'90 broke her own glass ceiling by becoming the first female producer to win two Academy Awards for Best Picture with the film Moonlight.
As a new administration unfolds, we bid farewell to two terms with Barack Obama CC’83. Enjoy a look back at some of our top 10 Obama moments!
Last fall, hundreds of alumni from schools across the University returned to campus for 2-16 Leaders Weekend to connect with other passionate volunteers within the Columbia community, share skills and learn more about initiatives that help keep our Alma Mater at the forefront of education and of the world at large.