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September 21, 2015

Last spring GS student Alexander Chafetz founded the NGO One Refugee One Goal to help support Syrian refugees in the Turkish-Syrian border towns of Suruç and Sanliurfa.

September 15, 2015

On September 3, American Radio Works, the national documentary unit of American Public Media, aired the documentary “From Boots to Books” about the educational journey some veterans have taken after serving their country.

September 8, 2015

On Monday, August 31, 2015, the School of General Studies welcomed 471 new undergraduates at New Student Orientation held on Low Plaza.

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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.

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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. 

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Featured: Study Abroad Fair
Date and Time: Fri., Oct. 9, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall

Students interested in studying abroad are invited to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various study abroad programs.

Application Deadline: Tues., Oct. 20, 12 p.m.
Event Dates:
 Fri., Nov. 13 - Sun., Nov. 15
Event Location: Frost Valley YMCA, 2875 Denning Road, Claryville, NY

Students are invited to attend the Students of Color Leadership Retreat, which will focus on personal development, empowerment, and community building.