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December 6, 2016

The Fall 2016 Mid-Semester Success Series offered twenty-one workshops and events over eight days of programming and attracted over 190 participants. 

December 5, 2016

Two GS alumni, Susan Feagin ’74 and Donna Satow ’65, along with Phillip Satow ’63CC, were honored at the Columbia University Community Impact annual Gala Benefit Auction in recognition of the powerful impact they have had through their service to others. 

November 15, 2016

Columbia University has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a trusted source for service members and their families.

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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. 

July 13, 2016

Deogratias "Deo" Niyizonkiza '01 was recently honored by the Carnegie Corporation as part of its “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” initiative, which recognizes outstanding contributions by naturalized U.S. citizens.

June 15, 2016

Alumni celebrated General Studies’ growth and success at the All-year Alumni Reunion on June 4.

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December 5, 2016

Two GS alumni, Susan Feagin ’74 and Donna Satow ’65, along with Phillip Satow ’63CC, were honored at the Columbia University Community Impact annual Gala Benefit Auction in recognition of the powerful impact they have had through their service to others. 

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.

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May 17, 2016

David Norman, a Harlem native and former heroin addict, graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies yesterday with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. At 67 years old, he is the oldest graduate to receive a bachelor’s degree in the Class of 2016.

May 11, 2016

Edna Simbi, a Kenyan refugee and mother of two who escaped to the US in 2010, will graduate cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Columbia University School of General Studies this May.

December 7, 2015

Dual BA Program student Luca Springer ’16 has been selected as a 2016 Rhodes Scholar. He is one of only 89 recipients of this prestigious award worldwide, and will pursue a Master of Public Policy degree at Oxford University this fall.

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Posted: Feb. 21

GS students who will be outside of the United States on Columbia-related travel during or after the summer 2017 term must work with the office organizing their travel to ensure they comply with the new Undergraduate International Travel Policy.

Posted: Feb. 7

The Columbia University Office of Multicultural Affairs, Barnard College Student Life, and The School of General Studies Student Life, invite students to attend a series of programming to celebrate Black Heritage Month.

Event Dates and Times: Fridays, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Location: 101 William and June Warren Hall, Columbia Law School, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue

Students affected by the recent executive action on immigration are invited to join the Office of University Life and the International Students and Scholars Office for private information and discussion sessions.