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

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Here Are All the Paris Olympics-Bound Columbia Athletes

The 2024 Olympic Games will be held this summer, from July 26 to August 11 and the 2024 Paralympic Game will be held from August 28 to September 8. While many athletes are still qualifying, we've already heard about some Columbia Lions who are headed to Paris to compete.

Have we missed someone? Email [email protected] to spread the good news.

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Celebrating Columbia Community Service Grantees

Congratulations to this year's Columbia Community Service (CCS) grantee organizations who came together at The Forum on the University’s Manhattanville campus to connect, discuss, and celebrate the critical work of these local nonprofits. 


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The Columbia News Quiz: Summer Break Edition

From theater to ultra-cold quantum research, Columbians are making major strides in their fields.


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The Search for King's College Diplomas

In the early 1900s, John B. Pine (CC 1877, LAW 1879) went on a search, hoping to to obtain a series of diplomas with the signatures of all the previous Columbia University presidents.

The result? A series of diplomas from 1754 to 1784, when Columbia University was known as King's College.


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Out and About


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Across the Aisle: Paid Leave in the United States

JULY 25 | 10:15AM

The United States is a global outlier when it comes to paid family and medical leave. Although 13 states and the District of Columbia have passed paid family and medical leave laws, the US is the only OECD country and one of only six nations in the world without nationally guaranteed paid leave. Nearly half of all U.S. workers, including approximately two-thirds of low-wage workers, are not eligible for the 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Democrats and Republicans in both the House of Representatives and the Senate are currently working together to address this issue, seeking to advance bipartisan paid leave policies.

The Institute of Global Politics invites you to join a virtual Across the Aisle discussion with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), co-chairs of the Senate Bipartisan Paid Family Leave Working Group, and professors Jane Waldfogel and Sandra Black, on the history of the issue, recent bicameral and bipartisan progress on national paid leave policies, and the work remaining for the 118th Congress and beyond.


More Stories

The Campbell Award is presented to a graduating student at each School who shows exceptional leadership and Columbia spirit.

With graduation festivities around the corner, here's who we expect to speak to our graduates in celebration of their accomplishments.

The night of May 15, the Empire State Building will glow blue for Columbia grads. Here’s where to capture the best photos with it.

Porras-Sanchez discusses using social work for community impact and what graduation represents for him.

We asked graduating students about their time at Columbia and the advice they'd give to the next generations—here is what they shared.

Based on feedback from students, the University has decided to focus attention on Class Days and school-level graduation ceremonies, and to forego

From sustainability milestones to research breakthroughs and the WNBA draft, Columbians are making major strides in their fields.

Abbey Hsu (CC'24) and Kaitlyn Davis (CC'23) were both selected in the 2024 WNBA Draft, the first two selections in Columbia women's basketball hist

On April 8, Columbians gathered on Morningside campus to witness a partial solar eclipse.

The conversation focused on the task force’s first report and the experiences of Jews and Israelis at Columbia.

Learn about her passion for astroparticle physics, why she donated her guitar, and what extreme sport she would like to do—again.

Signed, sealed, and delivered: these Columbia women made their mark on the world and your mailbox.