Columbia Issues Statement on Affirmative Action Cases
Heads of Columbia's schools issue follow-up statements on the Supreme Court's ruling in the Harvard and University of North Carolina cases.
July 05, 2023
"The Columbia University community represents a wide array of experiences and backgrounds. This diversity is central to our identity -- it reflects the cultural richness of New York City as well as our mission to foster meaningful interactions and prepare students to make a difference in the world.
We are reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision and will refrain from commenting further until we fully understand its implications. As we prepare to comply with the law, our commitment to our values is unwavering. Diversity is a positive force across every dimension of Columbia, and we can and must find a durable and meaningful path to preserve it."
School Deans From Columbia Weigh In on the Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action
Message from Carlos J. Alonso, dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Message from Katrina Armstrong, dean, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons ; Lorraine Frazier, dean, School of Nursing; Linda P. Fried, dean, Mailman School of Public Health; Christian S. Stohler, dean, College of Dental Medicine
Message from Melissa Begg, dean, Columbia School of Social Work
Message from Shih-Fu Chang, dean, Columbia School of Engineering
Message from Jelani Cobb, dean, Columbia Journalism School
Message from Troy J. Eggers, dean, School of Professional Studies
Message from Amy E. Hungerford, dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Message from Andrés Jaque, dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Message from Gillian Lester, dean, Columbia Law School
Message from Costis Maglaras, dean, Columbia Business School
Message from Lisa Rosen-Metsch, dean, Columbia University School of General Studies
Message from Jeffrey Shaman, Interim Dean, Columbia Climate School