Morningside Lights: A Neighborhood Procession Celebrates Bearden’s Black Odyssey

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. Marchers carried lanterns and musical instruments made in workshops at Miller Theatre in the week before the parade.

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An All-Night Bike Ride Through New York City's Historyvideo icon

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 way through Central Park, Times Square, over the Brooklyn Bridge and ends in Brooklyn Heights at dawn.

 

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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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