Campus & Community

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This page is dedicated to stories about Columbia's campus and community. From student, staff, and faculty profiles to interesting events happening on campus and in our surrounding neighborhoods, here is where you can find the latest about what's happening on and around Columbia's campuses. 

Story Highlight

Abbey Hsu
Columbia’s Abbey Hsu Shines On and Off the Basketball Court

Don’t leave Abbey Hsu open! The senior star of Columbia Women's Basketball recently set an Ivy League record for most 3-pointers. Now, she is also closing in on Columbia’s all-time scoring record (1,973 points). As this article published, Hsu had 1,962 points and was poised to break the Columbia record in an away game against Dartmouth.  

When Hsu is not on the basketball court, you can find her studying or riding a Citi Bike downtown to make the most of all that New York offers.


Photo of the Week

Button Man Beau McCall

Harlem-based artist Beau McCall, known as The Button Man, has been inspired by Harlem since his early days growing up in Philadelphia.


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New Year, New Columbia News Quiz

From Oscar nominations to Emmy wins and a brand new research consortium, Columbians hit the ground running in 2024.


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10 Decades, 10 Black Columbians You Should Know

In the last 100+ years, Black Columbians have made their mark on the university and our world. This Black History Month, we are highlighting 10 Black Columbians you should know more about, each one representing a decade stretching back 100 years. 

There are, of course, many, many more noteworthy Black Columbians, but this list is a good place to start. Indeed, you might want to check out last year’s list about historic Black activism at the university and beyond. As always, you can read more on our Black History and Culture website.


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Out and About


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Columbia's Integrity Week

FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 1, 2024 

Integrity Week at Columbia facilitates integral conversations with our campus community about integrity and ethics in academia through programs and workshops that focus on the fundamental values of academic integrity in research, teaching, and learning. This week of collective action and learning strengthens the Columbia community commitment to honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.

More Stories

Students, faculty, and staff gathered in person and online to explore how the often binary conversations around current events inform our understan

Going pro beckons after college, but before then, she’s trying to fit it all in, while breaking a record or two. 

This Valentine's Day, Columbia Community Service extends the deepest gratitude to donors, new and old, for their support throughout the 77th Annual

The award, given by the New York Blood Center, is especially poignant because Dr. Charles Drew was an alumnus of Columbia's medical school.

Omid Cohensedgh's childhood experiences inspired him to enter the field of medicine.

Whether finding the best of friends or the love of your life, Columbia remains a special place to find lifelong connections.

The program supports student projects that provide opportunities for the Columbia community to learn about racial, economic, and educational inequi

From Oscar nominations to Emmy wins and a brand new research consortium, Columbians hit the ground running in 2024.

For National Mentoring Month, Ozdemir (CC'25) spoke with Neighbors about the power of mentorship and his work with the Double Discovery Ce

With the skills she’s honed at School of the Arts, Nimisha Misra is on her way to making that happen.

Richard Hagen is the new full-time director of the Bridge to the PhD program in STEM.

Interim Provost Dennis Mitchell announces programs, funding opportunities, and resources for the Columbia community.