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December 15, 2017

On Tuesday, December 12, students, faculty, alumni, friends, and family gathered at Faculty House to celebrate the accomplishments of 95 students who will graduate from the School of General Studies this February.

December 7, 2017

The new Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University is now accepting applications for Fall 2018 admission. Highly-qualified students will have the opportunity to study in both Ireland and the United States, earning two bachelor’s degrees in four years.

Tuesday, November 14

Today, President Lee C. Bollinger announced the appointment of GS alumna Lisa Rosen-Metsch as the next dean of the School of General Studies.

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Tuesday, November 14

Today, President Lee C. Bollinger announced the appointment of GS alumna Lisa Rosen-Metsch as the next dean of the School of General Studies.

June 20, 2017

With an exhuberant spirit, more than 500 alumni of Columbia University School of General Studies returned to campus to celebrate GS's 70th Anniversary and Peter Awn's 20 years as dean of the college. 

February 13, 2017

Endeavoring to reestablish a tradition from the past, the GSAA has reinstated the School of General Studies Owl Award, a prize that recognizes outstanding service to GS by graduates, benefactors, and faculty members. 

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January 19, 2015

At age 90, Miriam Kartch '70, '77GSAS, and '80GSAS accounts her "several lives."

July 5, 2012

Paulo do Nascimento Brito is a top performer, in more ways than one.  As both a GS student and a classically trained pianist, his passion for learning becomes clear the instant that he starts talking.

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May 12, 2017

Barrett Mindell '17 recently received a George Lucas Scholarship and a Guy Gallo Memorial Award in Screenwriting.

May 1, 2017

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.

December 5, 2016

Andrew Ertl was recently selected as a Class of 2018 Schwarzman Scholar, and will pursue a master's degree in global affairs at the Schwarzman College of Tsinghua University in Beijing next fall.

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Posted: Feb. 1

Students are invited to celebrate Black History Month by attending events throughout the month of February.

Posted: Feb. 8

Students planning to graduate in May, or who are October candidates who plan to walk in the May ceremonies, need to apply for graduation with their advisor by Thurs., March 15.

Posted: Feb. 8

Students participating in academic research are invited to apply for funding to help cover associated costs (including academic conferences and project supplies). Funding is awarded on a one-time basis, in an amount of up to $250.