Commencement at Columbia University's Low Plaza

This year’s more than 15,000 graduates range in age from 18-year-old Yichen Wang at Columbia College, to 82-year-old Lottie Katz at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. They include some 1,800 international students from more than 100 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia.

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INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which focuses on inclusion in higher education, has recognized Columbia and President Lee C. Bollinger for the University’s extensive efforts to build a diverse faculty and student body.

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Th project will support litigation, research and education on threats to freedom of speech and the press, and help shape First Amendment law in digital media.

John Mauceri, distinguished conductor, producer, educator and writer, is the recipient of the 2015 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Receives Kennedy Prize, Views Hamilton Archive

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway musical Hamilton views artifacts of Alexander Hamilton's life from Columbia Libraries' Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Photo by Eileen Barroso

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer, lyricist, writer and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," came to Columbia April 7 to receive the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.