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Alumni in the News: May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

Congrats to the Lions nominated for Tony Awards! Composer Tom Kitt ’96 received a nod for Best Orchestrations for his work on SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, while playwright Tony Kushner ’78’s Angels in America received a nomination in the category Best Revival of a Play.

Columbia College mourns the loss of Edward W. “Ted” Tayler

May 1, 2018

Edward W. “Ted” Tayler, the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities Emeritus and special lecturer in English and comparative literature, passed away on April 23. He was 87.

Students honored at 2018 Leadership and Excellence Awards Ceremony

May 1, 2018

On April 23, students were honored for their leadership and involvement on campus at the 2018 Leadership and Excellence Awards Ceremony.

Columbia College mourns the loss of Steven Marcus CC’48, GSAS’61

May 1, 2018

Marcus, former dean and George Delacorte Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, passed away on April 25.

Robert K. Kraft CC’63 honored by Columbia Athletics

April 24, 2018

Columbia Athletics honored New England Patriots owner and graduate Robert K. Kraft CC’63 with a special reunion Saturday morning at Campbell Sports Center. The purpose of the event was to thank Kraft for his continued support with the annual Robert K.Kraft Financial Aid Scholarship that he has provided to countless Columbia football players over the years.

Alumni in the News: April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

The New York Times received a Pulitzer Prize for public service on April 16 for reporting — led by Jodi Kantor ’96 and Megan Twohey — that uncovered sexual abuses in Hollywood. The Timesshared the honor with The New Yorker, whose reporting on the same subject was led by Ronan Farrow. The Pulitzer committee hailed the “explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators … bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women.”

Sixteen College affiliates awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

April 17, 2018

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) has awarded 16 College affiliates 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Fellowships were offered to 2,000 individuals out of an applicant pool of more than 12,000.

Student awards for teaching and publishing to be awarded to Gareth Williams and Gauri Viswanathan

April 13, 2018

The Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the student-nominated Lionel Trilling Book Award and Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching. Gareth Williams, the Violin Family Professor of Classics and chair of the Department of Classics, will be awarded the 43rd annual Lionel Trilling Book Award for his book Gauri Viswanathan TC’85, the Class of 1933 Professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of the South Asia Institute, will be honored with the 57th annual Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching for her unparalleled dedication to teaching and to her students.

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