Columbia submitted a bid on Monday to host President Barack Obama’s, CC ’83, presidential library on its Manhattanville campus, a University spokesperson confirmed.
Kaushik Tiwari, SEAS ’16, received a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship, which is awarded to student entrepreneurs to fund their scientific and technological projects.
Gerardo Romo was the first student ever to come to Columbia from his high school in Perris, California, where he recalled feeling lonely as one of only a few out students at his school of 3,000.
Miriam Gleckman, who completed a joint major in human rights and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, has worked with nonprofits and politicians on issues ranging from women’s rights to environmentalism.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards spoke at Barnard’s commencement, where some members of the graduating class also walked onstage Sunday with strips of red tape on their caps to show support for those working to change the University’s sexual assault policies.
The Office of Student Affairs will be restructured next year, after administrators stopped a national search to find a new dean of Student Affairs this semester.
This year’s Funding at Columbia University committee approved minor changes to governing board allocations for the next year, given the same student life fees as the 2012-13 school year.
A group of Columbia University College Republicans members held an off-the-record meeting on Sunday night to discuss how to move forward after members expressed significant dissatisfaction with club elections and recent executive board action.
The Education Policy and Planning Committee proposed on Friday to add a point to courses with two weekly lectures and a discussion section.
The CUCR executive board released a statement early Friday morning asserting that its elections were held in a transparent manner, in accordance with the club’s constitution, and under the supervision of Student Governing Board representatives.
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