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November 15, 2016

GS student Yeonmi Park was born in Hyesan, a hub of river transportation in the northern Ryanggang, North Korea. Growing up under the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Park left school at nine years old to work on a local farm.

October 25, 2016

Earlier today, Dean Awn sent the following message to GS students and staff.

July 6, 2016

Dennis Zhao, GS student and U.S. Air Force veteran, was selected as a 2016 Google Student Veterans of America Scholar.

Alumni News

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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.

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.

Admissions News

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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.

DOS News and Announcements

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Featured: Global Health Research for Undergraduates (IFAP)
Deadline: Mon., Dec. 5

Students are encouraged to apply for upcoming fellowship and study abroad opportunities offered around the world.

Next Date and Time: Thurs., Dec. 8, 11:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Office of Admissions, 5th Floor, William and June Warren Hall

Columbia Law School invites students to attend Visitation Day, where they will have the opportunity to learn about the admissions process, meet with current students, and take a tour of the law school and library.

Application Deadline: Mon., Jan. 9

Students are invited to apply for the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) I Fellowships for advanced Arabic language study for the 2017-2018 academic year.