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

Leslie A. Zukor (JRN'23) shares her journey to organizing Columbia's first-ever Disability Affinity Graduation celebration.

Alethea Harnish (CC’23) and Mark Taylor are co-teaching a course this semester, the final one for both of them at Columbia.

A family of red-tailed hawks have moved into a nest on the clock at Havemeyer Hall.

On April 18, Julia Gonski, a postdoc, will deliver a public talk on new research in particle physics.

The night of May 17, the Empire State Building will glow blue and white for Commencement. Here’s where to capture the best photos with it.

As we look ahead to President Lee C. Bollinger’s last Commencement as president on May 17, here are some highlights from the last 20 years.

Columbia's chefs, social workers, and climate scientists had a busy month in March.

Commencement volunteers are integral to pulling off the university's largest event celebrating our graduates, and after 20+ years of service, Dave

Columbia's astronomers, legal scholars, and musicians had a busy month in February.

The vast loss of life, harm, and displacement from the earthquakes and aftershocks in Turkey and Syria are hard to comprehend, but Columbians are g

Looking for a fun way to spend Valentine's Day with loved ones? These Columbians have ideas for you.

Test your knowledge of the past month's news and events at Columbia with questions on the University's next president, Oscar nominations, and much