Rudolph L. Leibel rallied local officials and the Parks Dept. to restore the bayonet on the Washington Heights-Inwood War Memorial.
Andrew McCormick
Andrew McCormick spent seven years as a naval intelligence officer. But even before he arrived at Columbia Journalism School last August, McCormick had a lot of the skills required of a good reporter.
american flag memorial on lawn

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Experts on grief at the Columbia School of Social Work are collaborating with the Defense Department’s Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences on a mobile and web-based way to help those families cope.
Veterans at Columbia University

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Columbia University’s new Center for Veteran Transition and Integration has designed an online course to help veterans transition smoothly from military service to higher education.
Neil Duncan

Neil Duncan at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

By the time Neil Duncan (BUS’17) entered Columbia Business School, he was already adept at grappling with—and surmounting—unexpected challenges.

Soldiers exercise on Columbia's Morningside Campus
One hundred springs ago, when the United States entered the Great War, Columbia University had already begun preparing. Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler, a staunch anti-interventionist, was also deeply committed to national service.
Veteran Students at Columbia University
The new center will develop and promote best practices nationally for the transition of veterans to higher education, and integration into civilian life and the workforce.
Marcos Rocha Jr. Columbia University Grad 2016
Marcos Rocha, Jr., grew up in Spanish Harlem, but went halfway around the world with the Marines before he got to the University. It was during those tours of duty that Rocha saw the serious psychological issues faced by returning veterans.

Patrick Poorbaugh enlisted in the Marines during his senior year of high school and left for basic training soon after graduation. “We were in the middle of two wars, and I didn’t want to let others do the job,” he said. “And I knew I wasn’t ready for college.”

Joseph Bacani stands in front of his portrait at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. Photo Courtesy AVDLM/C.J. Heatley