Columbia University President Minouche Shafik

President Minouche Shafik

Stories, announcements, and updates from the 20th President of Columbia Univesity, Minouche Shafik.

For more information and announcements from the president, check out the Office of the President website. 

President Minouche Shafik congratulates the Class of 2024 and reflects on the year and its many challenges. 

"It is going to take time to heal, but I know we can do that together.

"A small group of academic leaders has been in constructive dialogue with student organizers to find a path that would result in the dismantling of

We support the conversations that are ongoing with student leaders of the encampment, under the guidance of academic leaders.

“The encampment raises serious safety concerns, disrupts campus life, and has created a tense and at times hostile environment for many members of

To deescalate the rancor and give us all a chance to consider next steps, I am announcing that all classes will be held virtually on Monday.

Here are the full opening statements from Columbia representatives before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

 In statement, President Shafik calls March 24 event "an abhorrent breach of our values"  and describes "actions which have been underway as a resu

We will not tolerate unauthorized disruptions or harassing behavior at admitted student events.

The group has released a report on the rules on demonstrations, the first in a series of recommendations that it will offer.

Holloway will begin on February 5, 2024, serving as a key member of the University Leadership Team.

Professor Olinto comes to Columbia with an extensive background in academic administration and leadership.