The oldest and largest higher education diversity magazine and website, INSIGHT Into Diversity, has named Columbia University a Diversity Champion. Diversity Champions are Colleges and Universities that exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. Columbia University is one of only 13 colleges and universities across the nation have been selected for this honor.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and New York Public Library President Tony Marx, alongside local elected officials, today honored Harry Belafonte by renaming the 115th Street Library the Harry Belafonte–115th Street Library. Harry Belafonte took part in the plaque unveiling ceremony held at the library in Harlem.
Onetime gang member Richard Gamarra ended up in prison at age 19 and felt like he was “in a dark place.” But after meeting Columbia professor Robert Fullilove, who taught a public health course to those incarcerated upstate, Gamarra saw new possibilities for a different life. Next week he graduates with a master’s degree from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.
For the more than 260 years since its foundation, Columbia has been in a state of perpetual evolution, yet always ensuring that each successive generation of students and professors have the tools they need to contribute to the body of knowledge and help solve some of the world’s greatest problems and dilemmas.
Columbia University today announced the creation of a new Center for Veteran Transition and Integration that will provide innovative educational programming and support for veterans making the transition to two- and four-year colleges, graduate and professional schools, civilian life, and the workforce.
In Columbia Magazine, architect Renzo Piano writes about the master plan for the Manhattanville campus, a 21st century vision that embraces the arts, interdisciplinary research and the community.
The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University is pleased to present Uptown, a new triennial surveying the work of artists who live or practice north of 99th Street in New York City. Uptown showcases the work of established and midcareer artists alongside emerging talent from Harlem, El Barrio, Washington Heights and all of northern Manhattan. With this initiative, the Wallach Art Gallery joins as a partner and presenter of northern Manhattan’s vibrant art scene.
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