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June 15, 2015

GS student-veteran Nate Smith was selected as a 2015 Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation, which awards annual scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

May 18, 2015

The New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society initiated 48 GS students, the most in decades, at the Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony on May 15, 2015 at Faculty House.

May 12, 2015

On the evening of Tuesday, May 5, the School of General Studies celebrated the academic excellence and outstanding leadership of students at the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. 

Alumni News

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June 17, 2015

Transformations-of alumni themselves and of the School of General Studies itself-was the theme of this year's All-Class Reunion. 

June 15, 2015

Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel ’56 was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chaiman of the Board of THC Farmaceuticals, Inc. 

June 15, 2015

According to recent article by VICE, Sabrina Buckwalter '11 '12JRN, is banned from traveling to India because of a feature story she wrote about the Khairlanji massacre, a viscious crime that involved the rape and murder of a mother, daughter and her two sons in September 2006.

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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.

June 7, 2012

Professional surfer, model and philanthropist Will Tant has spent most of his life hitting the waves.  More recently, however, he has been hitting the books.

Press Releases

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May 16, 2015

On Dec. 8, 1979, Lizzie Valverde was born in Tampa, Florida.  One year later her sister Katy Olson was born; both adopted at birth. Thirty-three years later, and thousands of miles from where they began, Valverde met her long-lost sister, Olson, after sharing her adoption story on the first day of a Columbia University writing course. 

DOS News and Announcements

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Posted: June 15

The Committee on Instruction has approved new courses for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

Posted: June 1

Students are invited to view and/or download the official photos and video of 2015 GS Class Day.

Posted: May 15

The Dean of Students Office will hold reduced hours from May 26 to August 28.