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.
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.
On April 23, students were honored for their leadership and involvement on campus at the 2018 Leadership and Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Marcus, former dean and George Delacorte Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, passed away on April 25.
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.
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.”
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.