Photo of Columbia's Reid Hall
Joined by France’s Minister of Higher Education and world renowned artists, the Columbia community gathered at Reid Hall in Paris today to celebrate the opening of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
Rudolph L. Leibel rallied local officials and the Parks Dept. to restore the bayonet on the Washington Heights-Inwood War Memorial.
Mae Ngai sitting in front of a bookshelf

At the turn of the last century, as an influx of Europeans entered the United States, many politicians and native-born Americans worried that they would depress wages and take the jobs of citizens. The issue roiled American politics, and anti-immigrant sentiment drove calls for a strict immigration law.

Black and white photo of Frankenstein

Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster in the 1931 film Frankenstein.

“If the last 200 years have taught us anything, it’s that Frankenstein is an immortal book.”
black and white photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while she was a student at Columbia Law School
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (LAW’59) has made history since her student days, when she tied for first in her graduating class, and again in 1972 when she became the first woman to join the Law School as a tenured professor. An online exhibit, “Sincerely, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” features exclusive archives that illuminate her commitment to gender equality as well as her wit and legal savvy.
the audience at a "Women Creating Change" forum pose together in an auditorium

Attendees at the "What We CAN Do When There’s Nothing to Be Done: Strategies for Change" symposium gather in solidarity. Photo by Clark Jones

Columbia’s Center for the Study of Social Difference was created 10 years ago to support research on the effects of gender, race and other areas of inequality in a global context.

a black and white portrait shot of Gary Shteyngart

Who else but satirist Gary Shteyngart, a professor in the writing program at the School of the Arts, would describe passengers on a Greyhound bus who snore “like they had entire planets up their nose”?

Maya Tolstoy

Maya Tolstoy, interim executive vice president and dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

A two-year study by the University on the status of women and underrepresented minority faculty at Columbia has resulted in a set of proposals on ways to close salary gaps, spur academic advancement and improve the overall work environment.

In late 1862, the French painter Édouard Manet recorded in his studio notebook that the model Laure posed for a portrait in his Paris studio. A few months later, she returned to pose for the maid in Manet’s master work, Olympia, which portrays a naked prostitute propped on pillows and staring brazenly at the viewer as her servant brings forth a floral offering.


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