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To say the energy on Columbia's campuses these past few weeks has been electric would be an understatement. Starting in August, students began returning in droves for a mixture of orientation programs, ceremonies to celebrate their new chapters, and lively events meant to bring everyone together...not to mention classes, which officially started on Sept. 5!
From Convocation, to move-in and family goodbye, the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) and ice cream trucks on College Walk, the fall semester is already in full gear and we can't wait to see what comes next.
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Take a look at any industry and you’re bound to find a Columbian with Hispanic heritage that is making waves at the top of it. From groundbreaking works of literature and film, to the study of the brain, the world of politics, and beyond, our university’s contributions to society would not be the same without these impressive alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
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The inauguration of Minouche Shafik is a celebration of Columbia’s 20th president and a public reaffirmation of the university’s commitment to service, impact, and academic excellence.
Over the course of several weeks, all Columbians—including students, faculty, staff, and alumni—will join with President Shafik and our neighbors and friends for a series of events and programs across our campuses. These include opportunities to learn, to volunteer, and to debate and discuss the issues central to our local and global communities.
Everyone's welcome! The lawns on Morningside campus will be open for picnics and parties, so bring a chair and grab your friends. If you'd prefer an actual seat on Low Plaza and you’re a current student, officer, faculty or staff member with an active uni, please register.
The Investiture of Columbia's 20th president is just around the corner.
Columbia, Barnard, and Teachers College join Morningside and West Harlem neighbors to help clean Broadway and send a message of unity.
Meet us on September 19 and 20 to initiate the Washington Heights, Morningside Heights, and West Harlem portions of the effort to clean up Broadway
From Convocation and move-in, NSOP to ice cream trucks on College Walk, the fall semester is off to an energetic start.
Henry Clemente, a head cleaner with Facilities and Operations, knows every nook and cranny of the Morningside campus.
Ruben Natal-San Miguel, a 9/11 survivor, is using his artistry to amplify the power of human connection.
We featured some cool cats and hot dogs on campus for International Cat Day and National Dog Day, but there's plenty more happening at Columbia as
As the school year kicks off, we asked Columbia researchers and staff how best to handle new endeavors. Here’s what they said.
Ocean Rivera, a peer health navigator at Columbia ICAP’s Harlem Prevention Center, was a state finalist in the 2023 Miss New York USA pageant.
President Minouche Shafik joined the Columbia community on July 1 and has hit the ground running in her new role.
Is there any more delightful sight across Columbia's campuses than a puppy bounding with endless enthusiasm?