Football Freshmen Run First Play: Serving the Community

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. Towering over the four- and five-year-olds, freshman football players read stories to the children, helped them with arts and crafts, taught them the alphabet letter-by-letter, took them to the park and on field trips around the city.

The program is the brainchild of Head Football Coach Pete Mangurian, who wanted his newest players to have an experience that would help them grow not only as students and teammates, but as citizens of their new Upper Manhattan community.

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First Class Graduates From Columbia-Affiliated Public Secondary School

Members of the first graduating class at Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science and Engineering, a New York City public school affiliated with the University and modeled after academic powerhouses such as Bronx High School of Science and Stuyvesant High School, graduated on June 24 and three members of the graduating class will attend Columbia in the fall.

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Columbia to Explore Romare Bearden's
Black Odyssey
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Centered around collages based on Homer’s Odyssey by the celebrated African American artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988) and curated by Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature, the exhibition is the focal point of a unique yearlong, University-wide exploration of Bearden’s iconic work.

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