Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for Feb 2012
Gerald Sherwin ’55, one of the College’s most active alumni and a marketing consultant, and Joe Brown ’66, a senior project consultant at Noviant Advanced Information Solutions, were honored at the annual Black Alumni Council Heritage Reception on February 21 at Columbia University Club of New York.
Columbia College initiated 22 seniors into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on Friday, February 17.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed John H. Coatsworth, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, as Provost of Columbia University. Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history. He has served as interim University Provost since July 2011.
Andrew Delbanco, the Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities and director of the Center for American Studies, received the 2011 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama ’83 in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on February 13.
Columbia College alumnus Macky Alston won a prize for his documentary Love Free or Die at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in January. Alston was one of seven Columbia College alumni presenting films at the annual festival in Park City, Utah.
Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred Lerner Hall was filled on February 2 as almost 500 scholarship donors and student recipients met and mingled at the annual Dean’s Scholarship Reception.