Columbia Honors Our Veterans

Nov. 9, 2012Bookmark and Share
Columbia student military veterans and ROTC members at the first of twice-weekly flag raisings on campus (1:59)

The U.S. celebrates Veterans Day this Sunday and Columbia is proud of its record of welcoming a sizable student veteran population in recent years. More than 500 student veterans are enrolled across the University for the 2012-13 academic year. By latest count, 271 are undergraduates at the School of General Studies, including some 69 new students, the most student veterans among the University’s peer institutions. The rest are spread across our many graduate and professional schools. As President Bollinger and so many others on campus have stated, having veterans here in significant numbers enriches the diversity of the University community.

For the first time in more than four decades the University welcomed the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) to Columbia this fall and opened an office in Lerner Hall.

Here are some of the media stories about our accomplished student veterans:

—Story by Victoria Benítez
—Video by Columbia News Video Team

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Milestones

Professor Rachel Adams, director of the Future of Disability Studies program, won the 2014 Educators Award from Delta Gamma Kappa, the society of women educators, for her book Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery.

Columbia Law School professor Lori Fisler Damrosch was named president of the American Society of International Law.

Associate social work professor Michael Mackenzie has been named a 2014 William T. Grant Foundation Scholar for his research on improving the lives of young people in the child welfare system.

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