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November 14 marked the official start of holiday lights season Uptown, with 125th Street in full holiday flair for the 30th annual Harlem Holiday Lights “Caravan of Lights” parade and a “Lights on the Plaza” tree-lighting celebration on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus.
Did you miss the parade, but still want to enjoy a bright city night full of holiday lights? There are plenty more places Uptown that will be welcoming the season in style by decking out in full holiday flair.
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Columbia alumnus Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was a lifelong champion of social justice and civil rights for the “untouchable” Dalit caste in India, who died on Dec. 6, 1956. Ambedkar was the first highly educated, politically prominent member of the Hindu “untouchable” caste. He is best remembered today for leading colonial India's only autonomous struggle for Dalit rights and social recognition, and for his role as Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution, which allowed him to leave a profound and enduring mark on Indian trajectories of democratic justice and affirmative action policy.
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No family should have to choose between buying food and buying toys during the holiday season. By donating a toy to the 25th Annual Columbia Community Service Toy Drive, you can ease the burden for many families and put a smile on the face of a child. This year's toy drive will run from Monday, December 4 to Friday, December 15, benefitting nine local community organizations that work with children.
Agwuncha has tips on where in New York to find Nigerian food, and the city’s most vibrant holiday market.
The Benin Bronzes from her ancestral homeland in Nigeria have deeply influenced her creative practice.
This Veterans Day, test your knowledge of the incredible history of veterans on Columbia's campuses.
In a friendly physical activity competition, the two universities have fun while connecting with their colleagues.
From Nobel Prizes to MacArthur grants and cutting edge research centers, Columbians are breaking new ground across disciplines.
Pope, Assistant Vice President of University Supplier Diversity, spoke about the importance of representation in the construction industry.
Columbia Health’s Senior Vice President, Melanie Bernitz, outlines what to know about COVID-19 and flu treatment and prevention.
This year's scholars include an interior designer, community leader, entrepreneur, and HR professional, all hailing from Upper Manhattan.