Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for Oct 2014
Columbia College topped the leaderboard charts for the third annual Columbia Giving Day, a 24-hour University-wide event in which the goal is to support and increase awareness of annual funds across all schools. This year’s event took place on October 29 and more than 1,200 College-related donors — comprising alumni, parents, students, staff and friends — contributed a record-breaking total of $3.09 million, a passionate show of support to continuing to build the best undergraduate experience for our students.
Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a new honors designation for talented undergraduates from schools and communities surrounding the University. Up to 40 students from West Harlem, Washington Heights and the South Bronx will receive this honor each year.
On September 29, the Center for the Core Curriculum, the Global Mental Health Program and Refuge Drama Productions, a London-based company specializing in drama therapy productions, sponsored a panel, discussion and screening in Lerner Hall with the Syria: Trojan Women project, a group of Syrian women refugees in Amman, Jordan who have produced a modern day adaptation of Euripides’ play The Trojan Women.
The Double Discovery Center received a $10,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation, which will assist with the daily operating costs of the Upward Bound and Talent Search programs.