Alondra Nelson Columbia Dean of Social Sciences

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Alondra Nelson was an eight-year-old when the television adaptation of Alex Haley’s Roots aired in 1977 to an audience of 130 million people. “We knew it was very important,” she said. “My parents were fairly strict about bedtimes and television time, but allowed us to stay up until 11 pm for eight nights.”

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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.
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In 1946, Columbia conferred an honorary degree on Winston Churchill, who had been prime minister of Great Britain when that nation was among the last holdouts to Nazi domination of Europe.

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.