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

CCS grantees at the 77th appeal
Columbia Community Service Celebrates the Grantees of the 77th Annual Appeal

On June 12, the Columbia Community Service team and the leaders from this year's grantee organizations came together at The Forum on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus to connect, discuss the critical work that local nonprofits do in the community, and celebrate these essential local programs.

In its 77th year, donations from 570 Columbia, Barnard, and Teachers College faculty, staff, and retirees supported grant awards totaling nearly $300,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Harlem and Morningside Heights. Rooted in the local community, these 52 organizations combat hunger, provide social services, support the arts, and fill educational gaps for youth in STEM, arts, and literacy. CCS is especially thankful for a generous gift of $15,000 from the Leo Rosner Foundation, a CCS major donor, providing $45,000 in funding over the last four years.

Photo of the Week

Kids splash in the water on Manhattanville campus.
Splash Zone

Stay cool and enjoy the water sprinklers at Columbia's Manhattanville campus, like these city kids splashing in the sweltering heat. Sun, splash, and smiles!


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The Columbia News Quiz: May 2024

From deep space exploration to research breakthroughs and Ivy League titles, Columbians are making major strides in their fields.


A diploma from King's College
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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Growing Sideways: Performing Childhood Curator’s Talk With Piper Marshall

JUNE 27 | 6:00PM

Wallach Art Gallery curator Piper Marshall explores how artists repurpose aspects of childhood and invite new understandings of growth, development, and the borders of the self. Growing Sideways showcases the profoundly emotional and transformative ways that visual artists present the minor as a force of social change.

More Stories

What stories grabbed the attention of our readers in 2023? The results may surprise you.

Take a look back at some of the visual highlights of 2023 from the Columbia community. 

Fifteen faculty from across Columbia have agreed to take on this urgently needed work.

Daniela Palacios (CC'26) offers monthly bilingual readings and activities as part of Saturday Science on Columbia's Manhattanville campus. 

Hundreds of students turned out on November 30 for Columbia’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

On November 30, leaders from Columbia and Princeton joined together to share their strategies and recommendations for discussing complex, charged t

From playoff wins to Rhodes Scholarships and a globe-spanning public health center, Columbians had plenty to feel proud of in the month of November

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. 

Nelson, who eventually plans to pursue an MD-PhD, has plenty of ideas for how students can get involved in campus life.

In a friendly physical activity competition, the two universities have fun while connecting with their colleagues.