For a half century, Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences at Columbia University, has been a beloved teacher, public historian and author renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of New York City. Columbia News highlights his tenure at the University, including a quiz on New York City inspired by his scholarship.
You may know your New York City history, but few can beat Professor Ken Jackson, who literally wrote the book.
The University worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs to host part of a national school tour, in which veterans spoke with prospective students about how the GI Bill can help finance their education.
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