Senior profile

Tue, May 17, 2016, 8:40pm
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.
Tue, May 17, 2016, 8:19pm
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.
Tue, May 17, 2016, 8:15pm
Five years ago, Aramael Pena-Alcantara, CC ’16, did not plan on attending Columbia. He even resisted going to Days on Campus despite living just a few stops away on the 1 train, but was eventually “forced” by his parents.
Tue, May 17, 2016, 8:11pm
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.
Tue, May 17, 2016, 7:56pm
Ever played soccer in a hurricane?
Tue, May 17, 2016, 7:53pm
Jake Gagne, CC ’16: A master of the unexpected. At least that’s how Gagne’s thesis adviser, art history professor Barry Bergdoll, would describe him.
Tue, May 19, 2015, 2:23pm
Though Bishoy Ameen felt academically unprepared when he came to Columbia, he has thrived as a student and leader, studying philosophy on the pre-med track and serving as president of the Interfraternity Council and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship.
Tue, May 19, 2015, 2:18pm
Haris Durrani, an applied physics major, a Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies concentrator, and a published writer, wants to go into space law.
Tue, May 19, 2015, 2:13pm
Between working at the Intercultural Resource Center and drafting curriculum for high schoolers in the Bronx, Érida Tosini-Corea, CC ’15, has devoted her four years at Columbia to facilitating dialogue on issues affecting women of color—both on campus and in the city.
Tue, May 19, 2015, 2:08pm
Thornton—an African-American studies major from Durham, North Carolina, who hopes to become a professor—co-founded Students Against Mass Incarceration while at Columbia.