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Lorna Hale
When Lorna Hale was in seventh grade, she and her parents decided that she wouldn’t go to the local school in Bremond, Texas, population 918, where they had their family farm and Hale did livestock exhibition, training animals to pose and walk in front of judges.
Majed Abdulsamad

Photo by Chris Chiou

When Majed Abdulsamad earns his degree this month from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, he will fulfill a lifelong plan—although not in Syria, where he grew up.

It won’t be the usual state visit when Xi Jinping, president of the People’s Republic of China, arrives for a visit with President Donald Trump on April 6.

Richard Betts

Richard K. Betts, the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies in the political science department, is widely known as an expert on U.S. foreign relations and national security.

Columbia and its peers filed an amicus brief today challenging the President's executive order. It says that “safety and security concerns can be addressed…consistent with the values America has always stood for, including…the welcoming of immigrants to our universities.”

President Lee C. Bollinger joined 47 leaders at colleges and universities across the U.S. in a letter urging President Trump to "rectify or rescind" his executive order on immigration. Following is the text of the letter:

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:

Iraq ancient design

Rashid Agha house, Erbil Citadel, late Ottoman period, 19th century. Photo courtesy of Zainab Bahrani

Zainab Bahrani, the Edith Porada Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, is leading a project that focuses on heritage destruction in the

Map of Aleppo

New data released by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research - Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNITAR-UNOSAT) shows a stark pattern of destruction when overlaid on the zones of territory control in Aleppo: damaged sites identified by UNOSAT lie primarily within or just outside the outlines of the besieged areas in eastern Aleppo, confirming that this portion of the city has been systematically bombed and shelled for the duration of the war. View full interactive map.

In nearly six years of civil war, the city of Aleppo, Syria’s one-time industrial hub, has become the center of a humanitarian catastrophe and the destruction of one of the oldest, culturally rich cities in the world.

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