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February 4, 2019

The Spring 2019 entering class comprises a truly diverse body, boasting 37 U.S. military veterans, 15 veterans from foreign militaries, and international students representing 24 countries. It includes teachers, designers, entrepreneurs, athletes, dancers, musicians, real estate investors, and workers in the non-profit, healthcare, global affairs, law, hospitality, technology, and security industries, to name a few.

February 1, 2019

"When I decided to make the US my home, I was determined to succeed no matter what obstacles I was about to face," recalled Bolanos Martinez. 

For one to be met with adversity only makes the accomplishment of one's goals that much more rewarding. Economics major Joan Bolanos Martinez can back this statement up with his account of a path that started in a small town in Venezuela and has led him to the financial epicenter of the world. 

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November 16, 2018

Around the world, Columbians came together on October 24, 2018 to give back and pay it forward on Giving Day, setting new records and exceeding expectations. 

September 24, 2018

Ben Arenstein ‘18 has been awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Award to teach English to college-age students at the Namangan Technological Engineering Institute in Namangan, Uzbekistan.

August 6, 2018

Recent graduate Leyla Martinez ’18 has been selected as a 2018 Soros Justice Fellow, and will receive a generous stipend to support her work advocating for criminal justice reform.

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March 5, 2018

“GS is a place where everyone is unique in their own way,” said Michael Wedd, a current student at the college.

He admits he is no exception: in the upstate New York farmhouse where he grew up, he was forbidden from watching TV, surfing the internet, listening to most radio stations, or going to school.

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.

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Posted: Jan. 15

The Alumni Center is seeking a student to work at the front desk on Monday evenings and occasionally assist with special event set-up.  

Posted: Nov. 13

Undergraduates in Columbia College and School of General Studies have free access to DailyChatter, an international daily newsletter whose mission is to help you know the world better.

Undergraduate Major Open Houses invites students to learn more about the diversity of majors and concentrations available to Columbia undergraduates.