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November 26, 2014

GS Student Awarded Highly-Selective Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

GS student Carmen Ervin is one of just five undergraduate Columbia students recently awarded a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and the first to be selected from the School of General Studies. Ervin, who had always dreamed of a career in academia, was not sure it was a realistic goal given that she had started completing her undergraduate degree requirements later than traditionally-aged college students.

October 13, 2014

GS Honor Society Inducts 42 Top Student Scholars

More than 100 guests gathered to celebrate the induction of 42 students into the Honor Society of the School of General Studies at its Fall 2014 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, September 30 in Buell Hall's East Gallery. Fewer than five percent of GS students are inducted into the Honor Society.

May 23, 2014

GS Celebrates the Class of 2014 at Class Day

The School of General Studies celebrated the Class of 2014 at its Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 19. More than 1,500 guests joined faculty and administrators in recognizing the accomplishments of the 493 members of the graduating class, 71 of whom are U.S. military veterans, more than any other Ivy League university and the most to graduate from GS since the post-WWII era.

May 16, 2014

Pro-Surfer, Open-Heart Surgery Survivor Graduates Columbia University

After becoming a pro-surfer out of high school, Will Tant has spent most of his life hitting the waves. In 2011, he decided it was time to focus on his academic pursuits. Three years later, the 37-year-old surfer, model, philanthropist, and survivor will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from the Columbia University School of General Studies

May 13, 2014

Postbac Premed Student Creates App to Master Fetal Pig Anatomy

Few people would think to digitally replicate the intricacies of fetal pig dissection for smartphone users, let alone expect to make any money from it. But that's just what Postbac Premed student Andrew Meyerson '14 did recently when he created Dig a Pig, an app designed to help biology students in their study of fetal pig anatomy.

May 12, 2014

Formerly Homeless, Sierra Leonean Civil War Refugee Graduates Columbia University

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 the Columbia University School of General Studies on May 19.

May 06, 2014

Ten GS Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships

Ten GS students—out of an overall group of 12 students from Columbia University—were recently selected to receive summer 2014 scholarships from the Gilman International Scholarship Program, out of a pool of more than 3,000 applicants nationwide.