Social Media Reacts to Naming of Minouche Shafik as Columbia's Next President

The news of this historic appointment reverberated across Twitter.

January 19, 2023

On January 18, 2023, Columbia's Board of Trustees chair, Jonathan Lavine, announced that Nemat "Minouche" Shafik, leading economist and current president of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will succeed Lee C. Bollinger. The news was greeted with excitement not just on campus but around the world. See what people are saying about Shafik's appointment as the University's 20th president.

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