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Making a green graduation gown.

When students assemble this year for Commencement, their gowns will look blue but half of them will be green, thanks to material made from recycled plastic bottles.

The conversation between Colm Toibin and Jake Gyllenhaal was part of a slate of panels, performances, readings, and exhibitions on the legacy of James Baldwin. Photo by Eileen Barroso.

James Baldwin, the eminent novelist, essayist and social critic would have turned 90 this year.

WHO SHE IS: Senior Administrative Coordinator, Department of Public Safety.

YEARS AT COLUMBIA: 30

Columbia University Archival History Slavery

King's College on Park Place, circa 1776

America’s earliest academies, like the nation itself, have a legacy of slavery woven into their very fabric. In his latest work MIT historian Craig Steven Wilder (GSAS’89,’93,’94) examines the tarnished relationship between the Atlantic slave trade and the rise of the American college.

Harold Rosenbaum, distinguished scholar, teacher and choral conductor, is the recipient of the 2014 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced.

Great teachers are passionate about the classroom, as evidenced by the 10 faculty members honored this year with Lenfest Distinguished Teaching Awards.

Michael Sovern (CC’53, LAW’55) has had a six-decade love affair with Columbia, from the moment he walked through its gates in 1949 through to the present as University president emeritus and Chancellor Kent Professor of Law.

The University today announced a partnership with edX, the nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A century ago, Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973) was among the city’s most prominent sculptors, known for her naturalistic animal sculptures and heroic figures.

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