Columbia University

Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King’s College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. After residing at two locations for nearly a century and a half, the University moved to Morningside Heights in 1897.

Columbia is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, encompassing 17 schools with more than 25,000 students and 2,000 international faculty. Eighty Columbians—alumni, faculty, researchers, and administrators—have won Nobel Prizes. Eight current faculty members are Nobel laureates in medicine, economics, physics, and literature., and conducting pathbreaking research in medicine, science, the arts, and the humanities. Columbia University is the seventh largest nongovernmental employer in the City of New York, generating a local payroll of some $1.9 billion.

Its mission: Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: 212-854-4900

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Space Planning for Businesses

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Architects are ready to help small businesses in need of space planning for social distancing. A new program: “Plan, Design and Create: Architectural Guidance to Redesign Your Space for Social Distancing” begins this month. Offered [...]

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National Black Police Assoc. Chair: It’s ‘Perfectly Reasonable’ To Question Police Budgets | MSNBC

12:04 am|Comments Off on National Black Police Assoc. Chair: It’s ‘Perfectly Reasonable’ To Question Police Budgets | MSNBC National Black Police Association chair Capt. Sonia Pruitt, Columbia University’s Kimberlé Crenshaw, and NBC’s Jake Ward discuss how policing should change in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.» Subscribe to MSNBC: MSNBC delivers [...]

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Jelani Cobb – 2018 duPont-Columbia Awards Acceptance Speech

12:04 am|Comments Off on Jelani Cobb – 2018 duPont-Columbia Awards Acceptance Speech Jelani Cobb accepted the duPont-Columbia Award on behalf of Ava DuVernay for 13th from Netflix, Forward Movement and Kandoo Films. The powerful Netflix documentary 13th from Director Ava DuVernay examined how for over 150 [...]

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Policing the Police (full film) | FRONTLINE

12:04 am|Comments Off on Policing the Police (full film) | FRONTLINE How do you change a troubled police force? Get a rare look inside a police department being forced to reform, in FRONTLINE’s 2016 documentary. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support [...]

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The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw

12:04 am|Comments Off on The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the [...]

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