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April 8, 2016

Dean Peter J. Awn has announced that there will be three featured speakers at the Columbia University School of General Studies Class Day ceremony and reception, which will take place on Monday, May 16 at 9 a.m. on South Lawn of the Morningside Campus.

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.

December 4, 2015

The School of General Studies’ Dean of Students (DOS) Office continues to grow and evolve to provide unparalleled, individualized and responsive advising to all GS students.

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April 20, 2016

Jamie Righetti '09 is a writer, journalist and musician, as well as a native New Yorker. In April of 2016, she released her debut novel entitled Beechwood Park.

March 17, 2016

GS alumnus Christopher Riano ’07 was recently named a Scholar in Constitutional Law and Civics for New York by the James Madison Legacy Project, a nationwide initiative of the Center for Civic Education that aims to increase the achievement of over 200,000 students in attaining state standards in civics and government.

March 17, 2016

Bideawee, a leading pet adoption and animal welfare organization serving the New York metropolitan area and Long Island, has announced that Dolores Swirin-Yao ’84 has been named President and Chief Executive Officer.

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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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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.

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. 

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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Event Date and Time: Tues., May 3, 6 - 10 p.m.
Location: Room 203, Butler Library

Students are invited to attend Stressbusters in Butler, where Columbia's Stressbusters will provide free neck and back rubs.

Date and Time: Wed., May 4, 8 p.m.
Location: Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street

The GS Alumni Association and the Columbia Alumni Arts Access invite students to attend a performance of Dear Evan Hansen, whose title role is played by current GS student, Ben Platt.

Application Deadline: Wed., May 25, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply to work as resident advisors for the 2016-2017 academic year.