Lee C. Bollinger

Columbia University Trustees Alex Navab on the left and Lu Li on the right.

Columbia University announced that Alexander "Alex" Navab (CC’87), a partner and former head of the Americas Private Equity business at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and Li Lu (CC’96, LAW’96, BUS’96), founding general partner at Himalaya Capital, have been elected to its Board of Trus

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.

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

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:

Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger at The White House

Panelists from left: Theodore Shaw, director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Civil Rights; Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger; Lori Alveno McGill who served as defense counsel for the University of Texas in the recent Fisher cases; and Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor.

Columbia’s Lee C. Bollinger was among the university presidents, deans, professors and policy makers who spoke at a Nov. 18 White House Summit on diversity and inclusion in postsecondary education.

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