Milstein Receives
  Hamilton Medal



Robin Yerkes Horton
John Metaxas '80


Heidi Pomfret '92
Howard Selinger '71


Around the Quads

Klein, McDavid, Lung, Johnson to Receive John Jay Awards
September 11 Recovery Efforts Continue
Columbia Expands Online Offerings
Jester Holds Court Again
Columbia Undertakes NCAA Certification
Celebrating WKCR's 60th Anniversary

To Pay Off Her Student Loans, Dunphy Tries for Miss America
Campus Bulletins
Roar, Lion, Roar
Alumni Bulletins
• Transitions
In Memoriam


FUND LEADER: Susan Levin Birnbaum is the new director of the Columbia College Fund, succeeding Abigail Franklin, who has taken the position of senior development officer in the Office of University Development and Alumni Relations. She is responsible for securing major gifts from College alumni in support of College priorities as set forth by the dean.

Birnbaum came to Columbia in November from the UJA-Federation, where she was director of the Special and Capital Gifts unit. Birnbaum has extensive experience in all areas of fund raising and management, having raised gifts for the UJA-Federation's annual and endowment funds, planned and implemented campaigns and projects, and developed community contacts.

Under Franklin's tenure at the College Fund, which began in April 1998, unrestricted annual giving increased from $6.0 million (FY 1997-98) to $8.1 million (FY 2000-01). In her new role, Franklin is responsible for securing major gifts from alumni for the Arts and Sciences construct, which serves the College, General Studies, the School of the Arts, GSAS and SIPA.

ONLINE: Dave Kansas '90, former editor in chief of, has been named a deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online. Kansas will be responsible for directing and expanding the Online Journal's coverage of money, investing and personal finance. Kansas was editor in chief of from April 1997 to June 2001. Before that, he worked for The Wall Street Journal for five years, and briefly was a sports writer for New York Newsday.


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