March 14, 2019

John Coatsworth to Step Down as Provost

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:I write to share that John Coatsworth will be stepping down as Provost of the University on June 30, 2019.  A renowned scholar of Latin American economic and international history, John will remain a professor of International and Public Affairs and of History and, happily for all of us, he will return to his scholarship and teaching full time. In his remarkably successful eight-year tenure as Provost, John has strengthened the Office of the Provost and this University in every meaningful way. 

March 13, 2019

Amend the 13th: A Conversation about Ending Legalized Slavery in the United States and Abolishing the Prison System As We Know It

On February 22nd, The Office of Government and Community Affairs held a panel discussion with experts to begin the conversation about this process for criminal justice change. The goal of the dialogue was to develop strategies that will increase public awareness, fuel public discourse, and build momentum to amend the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution. 

February 20, 2019

5G in 3D: Immersive COSMOS Education Toolkit Wins Verizon EdTech Challenge

Up to 100 times faster than current wireless networks, 5G is being touted as the future of entertainment and telemedicine. But how might it begin to transform education? For a glimpse of what’s next, look no further than an immersive new educational toolkit in development from NYU and Columbia Engineering researchers with public school teachers throughout New York City.