Education

Lee C. Bollinger in a navy blue suit standing in front of desks.

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Only a few blocks of Broadway separate Columbia’s classic Morningside Heights campus from the transparent glass and steel structures on the University’s new campus in Manhattanville, but the contrast between the two signifies more than a shift in architectural styles.

Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger teaching.

Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger teaching.

When in June the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas that upheld affirmative action in college admissions, the decision was widely hailed as a decisive victory recognizing the value of diversity in higher education.

HYPOTHEkids, a K-12 education initiative of Harlem Biospace in partnership with Columbia Engineering and Teachers College, introduces students to science, technolo

Sociologist Carla Shedd, Columbia University, by Barbara Alper
Carla Shedd focuses her research on young people because their voices are missing from much sociological research. “I want to make visible the people who are most affected by policy.”
Columbia is among a group of colleges and universities working to improve access to higher education for those with a criminal record.
Wanda Holland Greene Columbia University
Columbia University announced that Wanda M. Holland Greene (CC’89, TC’91) had been elected to its Board of Trustees, succeeding William V. Campbell (CC’62, TC’64), chair emeritus who served on the board from 2003 to 2015.
Astronomy Students Rooftop Variables Program Columbia University

Rings of Saturn, moons of Jupiter, the constellation Cassiopeia. Young students are reaching for the stars and planets, with Columbia’s help.

The seminar in 401 Hamilton Hall focused on classic literary texts, including Homer’s Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Othello, and W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk. But this was no ordinary summer school class, and its students were not traditional collegians.

Continuing Education Columbia University Dean Jason Wingard
With a B.A. from Stanford, master’s degrees from Emory and Harvard, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, Jason Wingard is a one man exemplar of the value of professional education.

With a B.A. from Stanford, master’s degrees from Emory and Harvard, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, Jason Wingard is a one man exemplar of the value of professional education.

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