Sarika Kumar, BC ’16, has held many leadership positions on campus. In all of them, she has looked to foster an environment of support and kindness.
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President and CEO of the nonpartisan think tank New America Anne-Marie Slaughter acknowledged student protests against her selection as commencement speaker and the nature of contemporary feminism at Barnard’s commencement on Tuesday evening at Radio City Music Hall.
When the Freedom, Liberty, and Freedom Party, led by Ben Makansi, CC ’16, and Vivek Ramakrishnan, CC ’16, appeared on the ticket for the Columbia College Student Council executive board elections, very few students—including Makansi and Ramakrishnan themselves—expected them to win.
For Jess Silfa, GS ’16, graduating from Columbia is the fulfillment of a dream she has had since high school, when she participated in Upward Bound, a program that offers courses and assistance to public high school students through the University’s Double Discovery Center.
When Mark King, BC ’16, officially graduated from Barnard on Tuesday evening, he left behind a Barnard that is more supportive of its trans and queer community than when he first enrolled.
When Sasha Cohen first came to Columbia, she was baffled by how much she would have to do sitting down in order to earn her degree.
When Mariel Kim, BC ’16, stood in Lerner Hall during finals week handing out free doughnuts, the student response was typically Columbian.
“Some people kind of stood back and asked, ‘What’s the catch?’” Kim said. “Nothing, we just want to give you doughnuts, it’s a stressful time!”
Bill Nguyen, CC ’16, first got involved with Columbia’s chapter of the Quest Scholars Network because he wanted to make friends.
In her four years at Columbia, Deborah Owolabi, SEAS ’16, has made a name for herself in the civil engineering department and minority interest groups, but continues to embrace her imperfections.