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Updated: Thurs., March 5, 10 a.m.

The University will be open for normal operations today, Thurs., March 5, 2015.

Feb. 6, 2015

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

Alumni News

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October 21, 2014

GS alumnus Gordon Jacoby Jr. '62, a leading dendrochronologist who co-founded the Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Tree-Ring Lab, passed away on Oct. 1 in Raphine, Va.  He was 80 years old. 

Aug. 12, 2014

GS alumna Miriam Aarons '08 was recently named a keynote speaker for the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, which joins together 3,500 state delegates to discuss key issues for the largest native organization in Alaska. 

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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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Application Deadline: Fri., March 13, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply to serve as Junior Marshals, assisting GS staff members at Class Day by directing and welcoming graduates and their guests.

Event Dates: Mon., March 30 - Fri., April 3

From reenergizing after midterms to surviving finals to planning for graduation, this workshop series—created by GS students for GS students—provides tools for success for nontraditional students at various stages of their academic and professional careers. The schedule of events will be released in the upcoming weeks.