Lee C. Bollinger

Mark Mazower

Professor Mark Mazower, founding director of Columbia's Institute for Ideas and Imagination.

What knowledge is most important now? How can we best pursue it? Is the university’s intellectual structure properly aligned with this endeavor?

Dean of the School of General Studies Lisa Rosen Metsch

Photo by Michael DiVito

Lisa Rosen-Metsch, currently the Chair of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, will begin her new position as the School of General Studies celebrates its 70th anniversary.
aerial view of Columbia's Morningside Campus with the city skyline in the background

Columbia University will expand its ongoing commitment to diversity in its faculty, dedicating another $100 million over the next five years—in addition to $85 million since 2005—to support recruitment and career development for professors, doctoral and post-doctoral students who tradition

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 University Trustees Alex Navab on the left and Lu Li on the right.
“They are loyal Columbia alumni who bring with them decades of success and innovation in business and civic leadership, as well as a diversity of personal experience," said University President Lee C. Bollinger.
Theodore de Bary

Ted de Bary was a truly great Citizen of Columbia on every level -- as an accomplished student, visionary scholar, and respected academic leader.

Columbia University campus on a bright sunny day and the New York City skyline off in the distance.

Photo by Eileen Barroso

As Columbia University opens the first buildings on its new Manhattanville campus, universities have become an increasingly vital source of both middle-income jobs for New Yorkers and new scientific discoveries that power the city’s growing innovation economy.

Editor's Note: This is a transcription of President Lee C. Bollinger's Commencement address to the Class of 2017.

Lee C. Bollinger
President Lee C. Bollinger has agreed to serve as co-chair of the NAS committee on the Future of Voting, which is studying the issues of accessibility, reliability and verifiable technology in relation to voting in the U.S.

Building on Columbia’s longstanding commitment to addressing climate change, the University’s Trustees have voted to support a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) to divest from companies deriving more than 35% of their revenue from thermal

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