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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. 

April 15, 2015

GS students Mayla Boguslav ’15 and Carmen Ervin ’16 have been awarded a Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Fellowship by International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University.

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April 30, 2015

Last winter, Dr. James Mabry was named Middlesex Community College’s fourth president. Mabry graduated from GS in 1981.

May 15, 2015

Lukas Hoffman '11 graduated with a degree in film studies and is now an award-winning director working in Brooklyn, NY.

April 15, 2015

GS alumna Melissa Bell '93 has written the libretto and co-written the lyrics for an upcoming stage musical Devil and the Deep, which will premiere at New York's Theatre East on June 11.

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March 4, 2015

Applicants who apply by the Regular Decision deadline for the Fall 2015 term will receive decisions approximately six to eight weeks after their applications are complete. 

The General View

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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.

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May 16, 2015

On December 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. 

May 12, 2015

For the first time since 1970 and since the return of NROTC to campus in 2012, a U.S. Marine, Staff Sgt. Patrick Poorbaugh, will be commissioned as a Marine Corps officer May 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Low Memorial Library Rotunda at Columbia University in the City of New York.

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Posted: May 15

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

Event Date and Time: Tues., June 9, 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Event Location: Lerner Hall

Students are invited to attend the conference "Future of Urban Innovation: Startups," co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Columbia University.

Session 2 Registration Deadline: Mon., July 6
Session Dates: Mon., July 6 - Fri., Aug. 14

Regular registration for the Summer 2015 semester opened on March 2. Students should refer to the Columbia Summer website to ensure they do not miss a deadline.