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.

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Columbia University President Minouche Shafik, alongside elected officials and local leaders in education, made a classroom visit in late July.

These fierce felines are doing the Columbia Lions proud.

This summer has been scorching, but Columbians have been keeping cool at movie theaters, in city parks, and conducting research on the frozen tundr

Whether heading out on a summer road trip or looking for some audio accompaniment on your commute, we've got you covered with great podcast storyte

Columbia scientists played a substantial role in the Manhattan Project and in the research that preceded it.

When you’re looking to beat the heat in a movie theater this summer, keep an eye out for Columbians in the credits.

Summer is here, but Columbians are still winning awards, publishing books, and weighing in on current events.

The semester may have ended, but that doesn't mean things are slowing down at Columbia.

Sylvester Benson’s student group has written letters of support to hospital patients, individuals in prison, and fellow students.

It was a perfect day in May to celebrate the Class of 2023.

Plus, here's some advice for future Columbians.

Commencement preparation has been in full swing for the past few weeks across Columbia's campuses and beyond.