Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Posted in Parents
Celebrating his 14 years of service as Dean of Columbia College, Austin Quigley was honored on November 13, when the Columbia College Alumni Association presented him with the 2008 Alexander Hamilton Medal at the American Museum of Natural History.
The dinner, attended by almost 700 alumni, students, faculty, family members and friends, also served as a fundraiser for The Columbia Campaign for Undergraduate Education, which funds financial aid, faculty support and student services. University Trustee Chair Bill Campbell '62 announced at the dinner that the event had raised more than $2 million.
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.
Columbia has been ranked fourth place in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of National Universities for the fourth year in a row. Princeton was ranked first this year, followed by Harvard (second) and Yale (third). Stanford University and the University of Chicago tied for fifth; Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania tied for seventh; California Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College tied for tenth place.
Columbia College students were honored with awards, prizes and fellowships at the annual Columbia College Academic Awards and Prizes Ceremony on May 20.