Columbia Honors Our Veterans
|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:
- Columbia Only Private University Recognized as "Military Friendly School," G.I. Jobs magazine, 2013 list
- New Military Friendly Colleges List Aims to "Weed Out the Noise," NBC News, Sept. 21, 2012
- Making the G.I. Bill Work for Veterans, The New York Times, Sept. 6, 2012
- Enlisted Ivy Leaguer, G.I. Jobs magazine, Aug. 2012
- Veterans Find a Place in the Ivy League, CBS News, July 10, 2012
- Group of Veterans Graduate From Columbia University, ABC News, May 16, 2012
- Record Number of Veterans Set to Graduate From Columbia University, New York Daily News, May 14, 2012
- Recruiting Veterans, Columbia Finds an Impressive Applicant Pool, The New York Times, Nov. 13, 2011
- Brothers in Arms Graduate From Columbia University, Fox News, May 16, 2011
- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mullen Recognizes Columbia's Unique Record of Supporting Student Veterans, April 19, 2010
- From Battlefield to Ivy League, on the G.I. Bill, The New York Times, Jan. 8, 2010
- Memorial Honors the Lives of Alumni Who Died in Wartime Service, Dec. 15, 2008
—Story by Victoria Benítez
—Video by Columbia News Video Team
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Professor Adam Sobel won a two-year, $341,600 AXA Award in Climate and Extreme Weather from the AXA Research Fund. Sobel will use the funds to study the local dynamics and global patterns of extreme weather events.