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

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Learn the key details about an important initiative supported by employees and retirees that helps Upper Manhattan thrive.

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We at Columbia News want to see your very best Columbia-inspired jack-o'-lanterns. 

From photos of the war in Ukraine to works from the ancient Jewish community on Corfu, here is a round-up of art shows on campus.

Learn about famous Hispanic Columbians, read about their groundbreaking contributions to society, and find events open to the Columbia community.

Check out our 2022 updated list of restaurants, markets, pastry shops, pet stores, and more when you return to campus this fall.

We've collected your best tips for new New Yorkers, how to spend a fun day in NYC on $20, and favorite spots to explore outside of Columbi

From Low Library to Barnard to Baker Athletics Complex, here's an introduction to a handful of artful sculptures you can find on Columbia's campuse