Election 2016

The 2016 presidential campaign is being fought amid one of the most contentious periods in recent American political history. It’s a time of deepening party polarization, rising concerns about systemic racism, an ongoing backlash against globalization and partisan efforts to impose voter ID laws.

Olajide Williams and Sidney Hankerson

From left: Olajide Williams and Sidney Hankerson will lead expanded stroke awareness and community mental health programs in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center.

National Museum of African American History & Culture

National Museum of African American History & Culture - Photo by Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

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Cliff Colnot, distinguished conductor, composer, arranger and educator, is the recipient of the 2016 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music.

Harper's Weekly Joseph Pulitzer Cartoon
When Gwendolyn Brooks won a Pulitzer for "Annie Allen," she became the first African American to win. When Sinclair Lewis won for "Arrowsmith," he refused it—the only time that has happened. These are just a few of the anecdotes shared in a new exhibition.
Herbert Irving

Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital jointly celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Herbert Irving, whose generosity and friendship truly transformed our shared medical center.

Columbia Science Dean Peter de Menocal

Columbia oceanographer and paleoclimatologist Peter B. de Menocal, was appointed Dean of Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.