Lee C. Bollinger

"I have made my opposition to academic boycotts of Israel emphatically clear over the years, most prominently in my 2007 letter that was signed by some 400 of my fellow college and university presidents speaking out against the British University and College Union's boycott of Is

As our university has made clear from the outset of this recent story, we are deeply concerned about any government activity that would chill the freedom of thought or intrude upon student privacy, both of which are so essential to our academic community.

With news of the recent earthquake and aftershocks in Turkey still coming to us, I want to extend Columbia's deepest sympathies to the victims in the region, and to members of our own communit