Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
The Columbia College-General Studies Committee on Instruction (COI) has announced an update to the policy on the maximum number of points per term, the maximum number of programs of study, and double-counting certain courses toward two programs of study. The policy will go into effect as of Fall 2017. Full details are below.
Viviana Prado-Núñez CC’20, a Kluge Scholar born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Reisterstown, Md., has won the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature for her book, The Art of White Roses. The award is given by CODE, a Canadian international development agency focused on education and global literacy.
Columbia College has announced the names of 89 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on Tuesday, May 16.
Eight Columbia College students and an alumna have been awarded 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student grants; one of the students, Martin Ridge CC’17, was awarded a prestigious UK Partnership Award to study at Queen Mary University of London, an award given to only three American students each year.
George Liu CC’17, an economics major, and Alan Gou SEAS’17, a computer science major, have won first place in the Columbia Venture Competition’s Undergraduate Challenge for their startup Palette, a platform used by teams to plan, record and learn from growth and marketing experiments.
On April 17, students were honored for their leadership and involvement on campus at the 2017 Leadership and Excellence Awards Ceremony in Alfred Lerner Hall's Roone Arledge Auditorium.
Michael Abolafia CC’17, an English and comparative literature major from Rochelle Park, N.J., and Hui Yu Wong CC’17, an art history major with an anthropology concentration from Singapore, have been named valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, the top academic honors for the Columbia College Class of 2017.
The Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the student-nominated Lionel Trilling Book Award and Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching.
Neil Gorsuch CC’88, a former judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, has been confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed James J. Valentini, dean of Columbia College and vice president for undergraduate education, to lead a Steering Group on Mental Health, focused on Columbia’s undergraduate community.