Philanthropy

Rachel Adams Signs Check for Donation

“Certain courses allow students to bring out aspects of themselves we don’t usually see in the classroom,” said Prof. Rachel Adams, center, who teaches the course with Prof. Victoria Rosner, left.

Eighteen Columbia undergraduates learned about the power of philanthropy this semester—by giving away $67,000.

It’s well-established that a Columbia degree can be a recipe for success, but it turns out that a Columbia cook of the 1940s could also make any meal a success.

In one of his first public addresses since being elected mayor three weeks ago, Bill de Blasio came to Columbia to give the keynote address at the Earth Institute’s NYC Summit on Children, an all-day conference on the value of early childhood development programs and pre-kindergarten educa