Lee C. Bollinger

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.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger shares his thoughts on the significance of the Manhattanville campus.

Editor's Note: President Lee C. Bollinger delivered this address to incoming first-year undergraduates and their families on Monday, August 29, 2016.

For the better part of four decades, the Supreme Court discussion about affirmative action, as it occurs in legal briefs, oral arguments and opinions, has been of one narrow stripe: the Court typically considers whether a white student has been harmed...

Last year, President Lee C. Bollinger asked Pulitzer Prize-winning History Professor Eric Foner to lead a research project on the role of slavery in Columbia’s early history.

Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal and the unspeakable suffering caused by the earthquake there.

Columbia University’s inaugural Global Freedom of Expression Prizes were awarded on March 11 to the Constitutional Court of Turkey, the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe and the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI).

Columbia University’s inaugural Global Freedom of Expression Prizes were awarded on March 11 to the Constitutional Court of Turkey, the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe and the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI). The awards, established earlier this year by University President Lee C.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger reflects on the inaugural Global Freedom of Expression Prizes, which recognize the best judicial decisions and legal representation around the world in advancing international legal norms and principles of freedom of expression.

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