NEWS: Student Life

Jun 15, 2016, 9:32 PM

For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, as well as Latinx students, the anguish that accompanied news of a massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub this week was especially pronounced.

May 29, 2016, 12:25 PM

Nayla Kidd, SEAS '18, who had been reported missing for almost two weeks before being found safe by the NYPD earlier this month, wrote an 

May 17, 2016, 8:16 PM

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.

May 17, 2016, 8:26 PM

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.

May 17, 2016, 8:40 PM

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.

May 17, 2016, 8:11 PM

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.

May 17, 2016, 8:19 PM

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.

May 17, 2016, 8:28 PM

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. 

May 17, 2016, 8:48 PM

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!”

May 17, 2016, 8:13 PM

Bill Nguyen, CC ’16, first got involved with Columbia’s chapter of the Quest Scholars Network because he wanted to make friends.

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