Frontline Arts' award-winning art project, Frontline Paper, returned to Columbia University for a two-day workshop, as part of a series of Crafting Commonality workshops that engages and connects communities through craft making experience.
On Thursday, October 10, faculty, staff, friends, and family gathered at Columbia’s Faculty House to celebrate the induction of 83 students into the School of General Studies Honor Society.The GS Honor Society was created in 1997 to recognize the exceptional academic achievements of GS students who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.8 in more than 30 points of academic coursework at Columbia.
After several years working in organic agriculture on rural farms and in urban settings, Devon Gingrich’s interest in public health and nutrition manifested into a desire to pursue medicine. She left behind her previous career and enrolled in the Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at GS in the fall of 2019, and hopes to expand the positive impact she was making in farming through pursuit of a medical degree.
The School of General Studies welcomed alumni, students, and families to Baker Field on Saturday, October 19, 2019 to celebrate this year’s Homecoming event.
All across the world, the Columbia community came together on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to far surpass ambitious goals and raise a record-breaking $445,537 for GS from hundreds of individual gifts—an unprecedented 38 percent increase in fundraising compared to last year’s totals.
Dorothee Grant reflects on her time as a GS student thus far including an internship that has allowed her to take part in a developing research method related to her area of study.
In honor of Veterans Day, GS is featuring a number of students and alumni who have served in armed forces around the world. Nearly 500 military veterans are currently enrolled at GS—21 percent of the School's student body.
Columbia Continues to Lead Ivy League in Supporting Vets Transitioning to Higher Education and Workforce
The School of General Studies traces its commitment to veterans back to 1947. Today, with nearly 500 veterans enrolled at GS, Columbia boasts the highest undergraduate veteran student enrollment in the Ivy League.
Tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Columbia University Military Ball, the premier event uniting veterans across the University community, with discounts available for GS students through the end of the year. Proceeds support programming for veterans and military family members nationwide while strengthening support services for the 700+ veterans enrolled at Columbia.
After a childhood spent in Cuba and a military career focused on combat training, Jorge Pintado took an unexpected route into an Ivy League education—a place he never thought he would end up. Today, he is exploring his personal and familial background as a Latin American and Caribbean studies major on his way to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies or law.
The School of General Studies strives to create a supportive environment that addresses the specific needs of veteran students who, in addition to acclimating to a new academic environment, are faced with adjusting to civilian life.