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May 27, 2017

The School of General Studies celebrated the Class of 2017 at its 70th anniversary Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 15.

May 24, 2017

To be a student on a college campus in 1968 and consider oneself an agent of history was, if grandiose, not necessarily incorrect.

May 12, 2017

On Friday, May 12, 2017 at Faculty House, The New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society initiated more than 40 GS students at its annual Induction Ceremony.

May 10, 2017

“And what shall be their education? Can we find a better than the traditional sort?” Socrates’ question to Adeimantus in Plato’s The Republic has been at the heart of the School of General Studies mission since its founding in 1947. However, on a University-wide level, it grew increasingly vexed in the late 1980s, as the nature and content of a college education received scrutiny that was academic, political, and, above all, new.

May 8, 2017

GS student Ana-Maria Szilagyi, who is committed to a career in human rights, was selected as a 2017 Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace. As one of just 100 recipients of this prestigious award, Szilagyi will pursue an intensive immersion program in German language at the Middlebury Language School this summer. 

May 3, 2017

On the evening of Tuesday, May 2, the School of General Studies celebrated the academic excellence and outstanding leadership of students at the Academic Prizes and Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. 

May 1, 2017

In 1946, Columbia was in crisis. A year earlier, President Nicholas Murray Butler had retired after nearly half a century in office, leaving no obvious successor. Enrollment had plummeted after the Great Depression and World War II, while federal funding related to the war effort was drying up. Then, following the enactment of the GI Bill and demobilization of the Armed Forces, thousands of veterans appeared on campus.

May 1, 2017

The School of General Studies has announced the names of 56 students who will be initiatied into the New York Delta chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society for 2017.

April 12, 2017

GS students Tamta Arakhamia, Brigid Connelly, and William Scott have been chosen as 2017 Presidential Global Fellows. 

April 5, 2017

Dean Peter J. Awn has announced the featured speakers for the Columbia University School of General Studies Class Day ceremony and reception on Monday, May 15, as well as the receipt of a University Medal of Excellence and honorary degree by two GS alumni, respectively, to be awarded at University Commencement on Wednesday, May 17.

December 6, 2016

The Fall 2016 Mid-Semester Success Series offered twenty-one workshops and events over eight days of programming and attracted over 190 participants. 

November 28, 2016

The School of General Studies mourns the loss of GS student Nicole Orttung.

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.

November 15, 2016

Columbia University has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a trusted source for service members and their families.

November 2, 2016

Around the world, Columbians came together on October 26, 2016 to give back and pay it forward on Giving Day, setting new records for participation and giving.

October 25, 2016

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

October 21, 2016

On Wednesday October 26, Columbians are coming together to change lives that change the world on Columbia Giving Day.

October 13, 2016

A memorial service for GS student Uriel Florez will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 4 p.m. in the Columbia University Faculty House Skyline Room.

Aug. 31 2016

Fall 2016 incoming students began their week-long orientation program on Monday, and were welcomed by the School's deans, administrators, and current students.

Aug. 29, 2016

Incoming students are invited to view and download orientation materials on the Orientation Week page of the GS website.

July 6, 2016

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

June 13, 2016

Eleven students from the School of General Studies have been awarded highly-selective scholarships and fellowships to study abroad for the 2016 summer session. They will pursue diverse academic interests abroad, from language study to research.

May 24, 2016

On Friday, May 13, 2016 at Faculty House, The New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society initiated 46 GS students at its annual Induction Ceremony.

May 31, 2016

As a political science major at GS, Sang Ra is an active member of the community. He is president of the Columbia University chapter of Service 2 School, a non-profit providing application counseling to military veterans.

May 19, 2016

GS student Valerie Fendt is a member of the GS Honor Society and has been accepted into the Oral History Master of Arts Program at Columbia. Her sights are set on a PhD with a view to teaching college-level courses within prisons. Speaking on the role of education within the prison system: “There are many paths to liberation, but while we remain the country with the highest number of incarcerated citizens, for some that opportunity is only through the mind.”

May 4, 2016

On the evening of Tuesday, May 3, the School of General Studies celebrated the academic excellence and outstanding leadership of students at the Academic Prizes and Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. 

April 8, 2016

Dean Peter J. Awn announced that there will be three featured speakers at the Columbia University School of General Studies Class Day ceremony and reception on Monday, May 16.

January 14, 2016

The School of General Studies mourns the loss of three members of the Columbia community, including GS student Abigail Flanagan.

January 29, 2016

On Monday, January 11, 2016, the School of General Studies welcomed 226 new undergraduates, including Postbac Premed students, at New Student Orientation held in the Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall. 

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, 2016

The Fall 2015 Mid-Semester Success Series was the event’s most successful iteration yet.

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.

November 18, 2015

On Tuesday, November 10, students, alumni, and faculty gathered in Low Memorial Library to celebrate scholarship recipients at the School of General Studies.

November 5, 2015

Columbia University has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a trusted source for service members and their families.

September 21, 2015

Last spring GS student Alexander Chafetz founded the NGO One Refugee One Goal to help support Syrian refugees in the Turkish-Syrian border towns of Suruç and Sanliurfa.

September 15, 2015

On September 3, American Radio Works, the national documentary unit of American Public Media, aired the documentary “From Boots to Books” about the educational journey some veterans have taken after serving their country.

September 8, 2015

On Monday, August 31, 2015, the School of General Studies welcomed 471 new undergraduates at New Student Orientation held on Low Plaza.

August 19, 2015

GS student Carrie Walsh grew up on the small island of Jersey, just off the coast of France. Though she had always envisioned herself becoming a doctor, it was at 13 that her passion for ballet emerged.

July 23, 2015

GS student C. Craig Patterson grew up in New Orleans immersed in storytelling. The early presence and importance of storytelling in his life eventually led him to his current pursuits in filmmaking, both inside and out of the GS classroom.

June 15, 2015

GS student-veteran Nate Smith was selected as a 2015 Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation, which awards annual scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

May 29, 2015

Six GS students were chosen as summer 2015 Gilman International Scholars.

May 28, 2015

The School of General Studies celebrated the Class of 2015 at the GS Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 18. More than 1,500 guests joined faculty and administrators in recognizing the accomplishments of the 447 members of the graduating class, 69 of whom are U.S. Military veterans, more than any other Ivy League.

May 18, 2015

The New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society initiated 48 GS students, the most in decades, at the Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony on May 15, 2015 at Faculty House.

May 12, 2015

On the evening of Tuesday, May 5, the School of General Studies celebrated the academic excellence and outstanding leadership of students at the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. 

May 11, 2015

The School of General Studies has announced the names of 50 students who will be inducted into the New York Delta chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society for 2015.

April 24, 2015

Seventeen GS students were selected among the 50 chosen from 500 Columbia undergraduates to participate in a fully-funded, Columbia University-Japan Study Tour. 

April 15, 2015

GS students Mayla Boguslav ’15 and Carmen Ervin ’16 have been awarded a Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Fellowship by International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University.

April 8, 2015

Dean Peter J. Awn announced that Christopher Hood '91. '93BUS, President of Kellogg Europe, will be this year's Class Day speaker. Lindsay Hadad is the Valedictorian and Andrew King is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2015.

March 13, 2015

The School of General Studies mourns the loss of Postbac Premed Student Francheska De La Cruz.

February 9, 2015

According to Newsday, GS student-veteran Kristofer Goldsmith was a key player in helping to convince lawmakers to pass the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which will enhance suicide-prevention resources for veterans.

February 6, 2015

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

January 22, 2015

The School of General Studies mourns the loss of GS student Matthew Serpa.

January 20, 2015

The School of General Studies welcomed more than 160 new students at New Student Orientation on Monday, January 12, 2015 in Alfred Lerner Hall.

November 26, 2014

GS student Carmen Ervin was one of only five undergraduate students at Columbia recently selected for the prestigious Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

November 10, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, the School of General Studies celebrates the service of U.S. military veterans in a variety of events leading up to and on Veterans Day.

Updated: October 30, 2014

Around the world, Columbians came together on October 29, 2014 to give back and pay it forward on Giving Day, raising a record-breaking $250,779 for the School of General Studies.

October 13, 2014

The Honor Society of the School of General Studies held its Fall 2014 Induction Ceremony on Tues., Sept. 30, 2014. More than 100 guests attended the ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the 42 new members.

September 2, 2014

The School of General Studies welcomed more than 486 new students at New Student Orientation on Monday, August 25, 2014 in Alfred Lerner Hall.

July 1, 2014

GS student Jennifer Ham has been selected as one of 20 recipients of the 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, a program that academically and professionally prepares outstanding students to represent the United States as Foreign Service Officers.

June 4, 2014

The New York Delta chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society inducted 39 GS students at the Initiation Ceremony on Friday, May 16 at Faculty House.

May 23, 2014

For the first time since 1973 and since the return of the NROTC to campus, a NROTC cadet, GS graduate Abigale Marie Wyatt '14, was commissioned as a U.S. Navy officer May 22, 2014 in Low Memorial Library Rotunda Columbia University in the City of New York. 

May 23, 2014

The School of General Studies celebrated the Class of 2014 at the GS 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 12, 2014

The School of General Studies has announced the names of 39 students who will be inducted into the New York Delta chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society for 2014.

May 6, 2014

Ten GS students were chosen as summer 2014 Gilman International Scholars.

May 5, 2014

Students and administrators from the School of General Studies (GS) were honored at the 2014 Lavender Graduation on Friday, April 25, 2014.

May 1, 2014

Dean Peter J. Awn announced that Gale A. Brewer ’97, 27th Manhattan Borough President will be this year's Class Day speaker. Ido Haimi is the Valedictorian and Gabriel Jackson is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2014.

April 25, 2014

School of General Studies (GS) first-year student Michael Vorselen has been selected as one of twelve recipients of Columbia University’s inaugural Presidential Global Fellowships.

April 18, 2014

GS student Mark Croitoroo recently competed for a spot on the U.S. National Table Tennis Team.

April 9, 2014

The Honor Society of the School of General Studies held its 18th Annual Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Over 100 guests attended the ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the 49 new members.

March 24, 2014

The School of General Studies mourns the loss of GS student Harmeet Singh Sohal.

February 21, 2014

GS student Elegance Bratton left his home at age 16 and spent 10 years in homelessness before joining the Marines.

January 28, 2014

On January 13, the School of General Studies (GS) of Columbia University welcomed more than 160 new students at New Student Orientation.

December 20, 2013

Through generous contributions, alumni and donors of Columbia and GS exceeded a match challenge for funds for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. 

December 12, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, students, alumni, and administrators held a ceremony to dedicate and raise the official flag of the School of General Studies on the northeast corner of Lewisohn Lawn.

December 2, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11 at 3 p.m., School of General Studies students and alumni will gather on the northeast corner of Lewisohn Lawn for a dedication and flag raising ceremony.

November 15, 2013

Dr. Jill Biden met with student military veterans at Columbia University in New York to learn more about the University's programs that serve veterans and military families.  

November 13, 2013

Beginning this spring, School of General Studies and Postbac Premed students will have the opportunity to enrich and diversify their educations through collaboration with the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

November 6, 2013

GS students Mahunan Agblonon and Yong Choi spent six weeks over the summer in Beijing, China and Santiago, Chile as part of the 2013 Global Scholars Program.

October 11, 2013
Updated: October 23, 2013

Around the world, Columbians are coming together to give back, and to pay it forward on Giving Day, which will take place on October 23, 2013.

September 6, 2013

The School of General Studies welcomed more than 430 new students at New Student Orientation on August 26 in Alfred Lerner Hall.

August 2, 2013

GS student-veteran and Naval ROTC member Abigale Wyatt and GS alumna and current Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs student Helen Shor '12 were recently featured in a two-part interview on WKCR, Columbia’s radio station, focused on the challenges and opportunities for women in the military.

July 30, 2013

GS student Keith Roberts was recently named to the post of Ballet Master with American Ballet Theatre.

July 30, 2013

Several GS students were awarded top-tier national scholarships to pursue foreign study this summer and upcoming academic year.

July 16, 2013

GS student Ryan Kendall was selected as one of fewer than 30 scholars for the year 2013 by the Point Foundation, whose mission is to empower LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential.

July 2, 2013

Former Nirvana guitarist, Soundgarden bassist, monk and two-time U.S. Army Special Operations Forces veteran Jason Everman '13 is featured in the July 7th issue of The New York Times Magazine in an article entitled, The Rock 'n' Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero.

June 14, 2013

JJ (Jerry) Rivera, the son of two Costa Rican immigrants, is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who mainly served in Arizona and New Mexico.  Rivera and his wife Brittne, the parents of a 10-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, are enrolled full time at Columbia University School of General Studies; they will graduate together in the spring of 2014 with bachelor’s degrees in history and art history, respectively. 

June 17, 2013

GS student-veteran Bill Roberts was selected as a 2013 Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation, which awards $10,000 annually to students in pursuit of completing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

May 29, 2013

The School of General Studies celebrated the Class of 2013 at the GS Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 20. More than 1,500 guests joined faculty and administrators in recognizing the accomplishments of the 444 members of the graduating class, 63 of whom are U.S. Military veterans, the most of any Ivy League university.

May 3, 2013

GS student and New York Post staff writer Pedro Oliveira Jr. was awarded the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, which will place him at a host news organization in Germany this summer.

April 23, 2013

Dean Peter J. Awn announced that Professor Nicholas Dirks will be this year's Class Day speaker, and Ben Shababo is the Valedictorian. There are two Salutatorians of the Class of 2013, Damian Harris-Hernandez and Tiekka Tellier.

March 26, 2013

GS student-veterans Rich Baldassari and Nick Lozano helped launch VetNet, an innovative career resource for veterans, while interning at Google in the Fall of 2012.

February 23, 2013

GS student Leslie Quade spent two weeks unearthing medieval skeletons in France during the Summer of 2012.

January 22, 2013

GS Student Nadia Woloszyn received a Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship from the Department of Education in 2012, which fully funded her study abroad experience in Ukraine.

December 17, 2012

GS student and veteran Karim Delgado worked as a civilian videographer documenting U.S. Special Forces in 2012, and from his experience he created a short film, “Humans of Afghanistan”, which is finding a large online audience.

November 15, 2012

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, from the Rockaways to Red Hook, GS students have provided relief to ravaged communities. 

November 12, 2012

Columbia University students, alumni and veterans honored the service of U.S. military veterans at a variety of events leading up to, on and after Veterans Day. 

November 5, 2012

With Veterans Day less than one week away, students, faculty and staff are joining together to honor U.S. military veterans in a number of events. 

November 1, 2012

On the passing of Ms. Khalilah "Leah" Williams, a GS student, Columbia University employee, and mother who first enrolled at GS in the spring of 2009.

October 23, 2012

Around the world, Columbians are coming together to give back, and to pay it forward on Giving Day, which will take place on October 24, 2012.

August 30, 2012

The School of General Studies welcomed more than 400 new students at New Student Orientation on August 27, 2012 in Alfred Lerner Hall.

August 24, 2012

Peter J. Awn, Columbia University School of General Studies dean, announced on Aug. 24 that Tom Harford, Ph.D., was appointed the GS dean of students. Harford will assume the dean of students position on Sept. 15.

August 22, 2012
Updated: November 1, 2012

GS Student Aaron Tinker passed away on August 16, 2012.

August 9, 2012

On July 10, five Columbia University undergraduates set off for a two-week summer cruise, but rather than packing some light reading and looking forward to some R&R, these students sought an academic adventure.

July 20, 2012

GS student Barbara Tiye Giraud is among 12 women who have won the 2012 Women’s Forum Award. The $10,000 award is presented annually to women over the age of 35 who are pursuing undergraduate college degrees after an interruption in their studies.

July 10, 2012

GS student Will Tant has been selected as one of the finalists to replace Regis Philbin on ABC’s morning staple “Live with Kelly Ripa.”

July 2, 2012

Six Columbia University student and alumni veterans will ring the NASDAQ closing bell on July 3 at 1 p.m.

June 22, 2012

GS student Jonathan Krueger passed away on June 20, 2012

June 22, 2012

Three GS students are spending the summer in Asia as part of the inaugural Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop, which seeks to immerse students in field research opportunities in a comparative, cross-cultural environment.

June 7, 2012

On May 2, School of General Studies Dean Peter J. Awn informed students of changes to The Core curriculum.

May 31, 2012

Dean Peter Awn announced that Dean Leslie Limardo will assume the role of Acting Dean of Students while the School of General Studies conducts a search for a permanent Dean of Students.

April 27, 2012

Dean Peter Awn announced that U.S. Army General George W. Casey, Jr., will be an honorary guest for Class Day on Sunday, May 13. Casey will be present to celebrate the 41 U.S. Military veterans graduating this year—the largest number of undergraduate veterans to graduate from Columbia University since the period following World War II.

April 23, 2012

In order to allow sufficient time to prepare for set up for Presidents Obama’s address at the Barnard College graduation ceremony, the School of General Studies has moved its Class Day event from Monday, May 14 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, May 13 at 9 a.m.

April 13, 2012

Dean Peter J. Awn announced that Thomas Reardon will be this year's Class Day speaker, and Maxwell Bertolero and Kathryn Minogue-Nachison are the Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively.

January 4, 2012

GS Student Daryl Lee passed away on December 31, 2011.

December 20, 2011

CBS News The Early Show profiled four School of General Studies veterans and GS dean of enrollment management in a piece about Marines returning to higher education.

November 14, 2011

The New York Times profiled the School of General Studies' admissions outreach efforts to veterans in a November 14, 2011 article.

November 14, 2011

Columbia University students, alumni and veterans honored the service of U.S. military veterans at an on-campus color guard ceremony and at the New York City Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2011.

September 12, 2011

Columbia University has been awarded the designation of Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

May 17, 2011

Over 1,500 guests braved the rain to join faculty and administrators in recognizing the accomplishments of the 343 members of the graduating class, who range in age from 22 to 75 and represent 25 states and more than 30 countries.

April 21, 2011

Dean Peter Awn announced that Dr. Roger Leeds, '66 will be the 2011 Class Day keynote speaker. This year's valedictorian is Kira Boesch, and Elliot Shackelford has been named the Class of 2011 salutatorian.

March 11, 2011

The School of General Studies wishes to express our sympathy and support for the people of Japan and all of the Pacific nations affected by today’s earthquake and tsunami.

January 18, 2011

Alumnae Arlene Shuler '77 and Susan Feagin '74 are featured in the winter issue of Columbia Magazine.

November 22, 2010

International students of the School of General Studies will have more opportunities to receive institutional scholarships as a result of Mr. Strong's gift.

November 21, 2010

This summer GS student Richard Adams conducted fieldwork in Bangkok, Thailand, studying the everyday life of migrant construction workers as a recipient of the Ella Deloria Undergraduate Research Fellowship through the Columbia Department of Anthropology.

November 15, 2010

Student Maurice Decaul, who served in Nasiriyah, Iraq in 2003 as a sergeant in the U.S. Marines, reads his poem "Shush" for Newsweek Online.

September 27, 2010

GS student Stephen Snowder wrote a New York Times op-ed about the role of the U.S. National Guard in overseas deployments.  

September 21, 2010

Glenn Novarr has assumed the newly-created position of Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects and Veteran Affairs.

September 10, 2010

GS alumnus Menachem Kaiser '09 was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship in the 2009-2010 competition.

August 11, 2010

GS student-veterans Ryan Dunbar, John McClelland and Eric Vinceslio share their experience in the U.S. military and their plans to re-enlist in an NBC Nightly News Web Only piece. 

July 26, 2010

GS student and Air Force veteran Cameron Baker was profiled on German TV channel Das Erste's show Weltspiegel for his service in Iraq along with fellow student-veterans Jason Lemieux and Sean O'Keefe and alumnus John DeSerio. 

May 21, 2010

The School of General Studies celebrated the class of 2010 at the Class Day and Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 18, respectively.

May 21, 2010

Cholene Espinoza, Postbac Premed student and former Air Force U-2 spy plane pilot, wrote an op-ed piece for the May 7 edition of The New York Times that argues the value of U-2 spy planes in the face of the Air Force's plan to retire the "Dragon Lady."

April 29, 2010

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010 School of General Studies student Marco Reininger appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to testify regarding his experience with the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

April 21, 2010

This year’s Class Day speaker is Jacques Pépin, a 1970 graduate of GS and a world-renowned chef, author, and television host.

April 19, 2010

The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen kicked-off a year-long "Conversation with the Country" on April 18 when he addressed Columbia University student-veterans and the larger Columbia University community at the World Leaders Forum.

April 6, 2010

Peter J. Awn, Dean of Columbia University School of General Studies, announced that Dr. Victoria Rosner has been appointed associate dean for the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and coordinator of academic affairs.

March 25, 2010

GS student Ellen Bar served as one of the producers and stars of NY Export: Opus Jazz, a film adaptation of Jerome Robbins’ “ballet in sneakers.”

March 16, 2010

Columbia GS student-veteran John McClelland is featured in a BBC News online piece highlighting the challenges veterans face and the support systems in place in their transition from the battlefield to the classroom.  

March 2, 2010

Columbia School of General Studies student Maurice Decaul recounts his experience of Operation Iraqi Freedom in The New York Times online series "Home Fires."

January 12, 2010

A memorial service for Michael Sinnott will be held on Monday, February 1 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University.

January 10, 2010

The New York Times featured School of General Studies student military veterans in a January 9, 2010 article about the new GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and transitioning to college from the battlefield.

December 15, 2009

GS students and Columbia MilVets helped dedicate the Columbia War Memorial. 

September 11, 2009

More than 200 guests joined the United States Military Veterans of Columbia University to celebrate the inauguration of the Yellow Ribbon Program on September 10, 2009.

July 23, 2009
Updated: Sept. 17, 2010

GS student and supermodel Sara Ziff and filmmaker Ole Schell take a behind the scenes look at the modeling industry—from maintaining an adolescent physique to sexual objectification—in a new feature-length documentary entitled, “Picture Me.”

June 1, 2009

Prof. McNamara was a scholar of worldwide renown. Her most widely acclaimed book, Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns through Two Millenia, was published by Harvard University Press in 1996 and reviewed in the New York Times Book Review by Antonia Fraser.

May 13, 2009

Michael Novak '09GS, a professional ballet dancer, was recently featured in Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun as a part of "Celebrating Diaghilev in Music and Dance" at Miller Theater.

May 1, 2009

Last night at the King's Crown Leadership Awards Banquet, four students were recognized with Crown Awards.

April 23, 2008

A high school drop-out turned Columbia University professor and a former actress turned Columbia student teamed up with Teach For America volunteers at two New York City public high schools to provide a grassroots effort that encourages college attendance.

April 14, 2008

When GS student Zoe Clarke-Williams became the godmother to Henry Stills, son of musician Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills and Nash, she never imagined she would spend the next 11 years trying to educate people about her godson’s disease, autism.

March 11, 2008

Columbia University School of General Studies (GS) is pleased to announce a 17% increase in its financial aid program.  Beginning in the 2008-2009 academic year, this enhancement in aid will be focused on continuing students who have the highest demonstrated economic need and substantial loan debt.

December 21, 2007

As she spans the world in her international politics class, Lydia Walker’s pirouette is not getting rusty.

November 16, 2007

In 2007, more than 12,000 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in New York State. In response to this staggering statistic, 35 Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program students more than tripled their fundraising goal and raised more than $6,000 for the American Cancer Society.

June 23, 2006

School of General Studies student David Wiswell placed fourth in the criterium stage of the Division I Collegiate National Cycling Championships May 14 in Lawrence, Kan., the highest finish ever by a Columbia cyclist. 

May 24, 2006

School of General Studies student Chris Peregrin, ’06, brought home a red ribbon at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Nationals competition held May 4 in Harrisburg, Penn. Peregrin, the only rider from Columbia competing at Nationals, placed second in the most advanced and most demanding area of the hunter seat competition, individual open equitation over fences.

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