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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Barack Obama '83 became the first College alumnus to be elected President of the United States. On November 4, Obama defeated his Republican challenger, Sen. John McCain P'07, ending a marathon campaign that saw Obama rise from a first-term senator to the nation's first African-American president.
Saturday, November 1, 2008

On Saturday, October 4, nearly 1,200 alumni, parents, students and friends came out on a beautiful fall day to celebrate Homecoming as the Columbia Lions took on the Princeton Tigers.  Families took part in the annual Homecoming Carnival, enjoying face painting, balloon making, magic, games and prizes. In the football game, Princeton held off a spirited fourth-quarter rally by Columbia to win 27-24.

View a photo gallery of the festivities!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Fernando Perez '01 was called up to the major leagues on August 31 and helped the Tampa Bay Rays go from worst to first as the team won baseball's American League East Division title after finishing in last place a year ago. Perez, a switch-hitting outfielder with great speed, appeared in 23 games during the regular season, batting .250 with three home runs and five stolen bases.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Columbia College alumna Donna MacPhee '89 has been named as Columbia's vice president for alumni relations and president of the Columbia Alumni Association.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Double Discovery Center, Columbia University's program for low-income, college-bound students in New York, has named Muriel A. S. Grimmett as its new executive director.
Monday, September 8, 2008

Columbia College Alumni Affairs & Development is pleased to announce the launch of the newly redesigned Alumni website.  The website features news from Columbia College Today, as well as information on upcoming alumni events and volunteer opportunities. The new Tools & Services section enables alumni to easily access the Alumni Directory and other online tools.

Please let us know your feedback at ccalumni@columbia.edu.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Record numbers of alumni returned to campus for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2008. From May 29 to June 1, nearly 1,900 attendees enjoyed faculty lectures, cocktail receptions and other activities, culminating in class dinners followed by the Starlight Reception on the Low Steps.

Friday, May 30, 2008
Joel Klein ’67, Chancellor of New York City’s Department of Education, delivered the keynote address at Columbia College’s 2008 Class Day on May 19, urging the graduating seniors to embrace the challenges they will face in their careers. “Hard as it may be, you’ve got to get outside your current comfort zone sooner or later, and if you want my advice, sooner is better,” Klein told members of the Class of 2008. “We are all so programmed, so eager to know what we are expected to do next, that all too often we don’t realize that we are the architects of our own destiny. Rejoice in that knowledge. It’s truly empowering.”
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Dean Austin Quigley has announced his plans to step down at the end of the 2008–09 academic year, after a term of 14 years as Dean of Columbia College and Lucy G. Moses Professor.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Once again, applications to the College are up and the selectivity rate is down as the Class of 2012 continues a trend that has been going on for more than a decade. Applications rose by 5.7 percent, to 19,116, for roughly 1,050 places in the Class of 2012. The College’s overall admit rate, or selectivity, was 8.68 percent.

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