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Feb. 13, 2015

Elizabeth Walsh '14 was one of 40 U.S. recipients recently awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, providing a a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Cambridge to complete a Master of Philopsophy in social anthropology.

Feb. 9, 2015

According to Newsday, GS student-veteran Kristofer Goldsmith was a key player in helping to convince lawmakers to pass the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which will enhance suicide-prevention resources for veterans.

Feb. 6, 2015

Austin Flint, distinguished author, playwright and Columbia University professor, passed away on January 31, 2015.

Alumni News

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February 12, 2015

On Thursday, February 12, the GSAA hosted a reception for alumni from the School of General Studies at The Attic. 

November 13, 2014

Born in Adama, Ethiopia, Atti Worku ’14GS is a former model working to create progressive education and community development centers within urban communities in Africa.

November 13, 2014

Congratulations to Ariel Beery ’05, GS alumnus and CEO of MobileOCT, who won $100K in the Elevator World Tour.

Admissions News

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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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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, 2014

After becoming a pro-surfer out of high school, Flagler Beach, Florida-native Will Tant has spent most of his life hitting the waves.

May 12, 2014

On Oct. 2, 1992, with his brother on his shoulder and mother and sister close behind, Umaru Jalloh ran for his life as grenades exploded and bullets screeched by his head. Twenty-two years later, Jalloh, a 42-year-old Sierra Leonean refugee who has endured personal tragedies such as homelessness and triumphs as a dean’s list student, will graduate from Columbia University School of General Studies May 19 at 9 a.m. in New York City.

May 8, 2014

27th Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will address the Class of 2014 at the Columbia University School of General Studies graduation May 19 at 9 a.m. in New York City. Brewer, who graduated from Columbia GS in 1997, has served New Yorkers since the Lindsay administration.

DOS News and Announcements

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Posted: March 20

A listing of approved Global Core courses for the Fall 2015 semester is now available.

Submission Deadline: Fri., March 27

Students are encouraged to complete the Quality of Life Survey, which helps inform University decision-making. Participants will be entered to win one of two MacBook Pros, one of five iPads, and one of 20 Amazon gift cards.

Next Application Review Date: Wed., April 1

Students are invited to apply for SEE-U, a study abroad program that allows students to fulfill two core or elective science requirements in five weeks.