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From left: Garrett Fitzgerald and Rob van Haaren in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy

Back in 2010, when graduation still seemed remote and intangible, Rob van Haaren and Garrett Fitzgerald agreed to celebrate their Ph.Ds—whenever they might finish—by piloting a pair of motorcycles from New York City to California.

Columbia at night

Albert Thompson and Carlos Muñoz lived on the same block of West 116th Street and knew each other at Columbia College, overlapping for one year. Now their names jointly grace a new Columbia initiative for future generations of local students.

Hundreds of people held aloft glowing lanterns honoring African American artist Romare Bearden during the third annual Morningside Lights procession. It kicked off after dark on Sept. 27 in Morningside Park and wound its way up to campus.

Hidden within plain sight around Columbia's campuses is a museum's worth of art donated to the University over the past two centuries.

When historian Kenneth Jackson teaches his “History of the City of New York” course, he takes his students out of the classroom, on an all night field trip—a midnight bicycle ride that starts in upper Manhattan, wends its w

The 18th century ceremonial mace used at Commencement each year is just one of the items housed in the King’s College Room.

The King’s College Room in Low Library is undoubtedly one location on campus that perfectly evokes the Colonial era in which the University was founded as King’s College.

Over the summer Idniel Paula headed to Nobel laureate and University Professor Eric Kandel’s neuroscience lab, donned a white coat and peered through a microscope.

On mornings in July, a group of very large and fit Columbia students arrived on West 205th Street to spend their first days in New York with preschoolers.

To officially open the doors of the Columbia Startup Lab, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and the deans of Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Business School, and the School of International and Public Affairs were joined by City Comptroller Scott M.

Photo credit: Amyas Naegele

Two Columbia professors have been making their mark on the Brooklyn arts scene this spring with work that contributes to the conversation on race in America. Hurry across the river if you want to see them: Kara Walker’s show closes on July 6; Kellie Jones’ on July 13.

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