Tracing Dan-el Padilla Peralta's Journey from Homeless to the Ivy League

Dan-el Padilla Peralta as a young boy in the Dominican Republic

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a lecturer in the Classics Department, gives us a preview of the personal stories included in his latest book "Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League." He also shares what inspired him to join Columbia's Justice-in-Education initiative.


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Ask Alma's Owl: American Classicist Charles Anthon

Charles Anthon Columbia University

Charles Anthon (CC’1815, LLD’1831) was a major American figure in the field of classics during the 19th century although his reputation has since receded into history. Learn more about why a professorship is named after him.


Student Entrepreneurs Gain Support through Venture Competition

Team Kinnos Columbia Venture Competition

The Columbia Venture Competition, a multi-disciplinary and University-wide competition, encourages students to become entrepreneurs. Students submit their innovative ideas and the best ones are awarded. See some of this year's winners.

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In Memoriam: Harvey J. Goldschmid

Columbia Law School Professor Harvey J. Goldschmid ’65, a renowned corporate governance expert who served as a commissioner and the top attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and played a key role in implementing one of the most sweeping federal securities laws in U.S. history, died on Feb. 12. He was 74.

Goldschmid, the Dwight Professor of Law, was an alumnus of Columbia Law School and Columbia College. He joined the Columbia Law School faculty in 1970 and became the Dwight Professor of Law in 1984.

Read more about Professor Goldschmid.

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