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Columbia College
Established 1754
School type Private
Dean Austin Quigley
Location New York, New York, USA
Enrollment ca. 4,100
Homepage www.college.columbia.edu

Columbia College is the main undergraduate college at Columbia University, situated on the university's main campus of Morningside Heights in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York. It was founded in 1754 by the Church of England as King's College, receiving a Royal Charter from King George II of Great Britain. Columbia College is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. The college is highly selective in its admissions. For the class of 2011 it admitted 8.9% of applicants, the lowest acceptance rate of any major American undergraduate school.[1] Download high resolution version (1117x917, 9 KB) This work is copyrighted. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Austin E. Quigley is dean of Columbia College of Columbia University in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bound by the Upper West Side, Morningside Park, Harlem, and Riverside Park (some now consider it part of the Upper West Side). ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... For the ship of the same name, see Royal Charter (ship). ... George II (George Augustus; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... This article is about the state. ...

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History

Columbia College was founded as King’s College by royal charter of King George II of England in the colony of New York in 1754. Due in part to the influence of Church of England religious leaders, a site in New York near Trinity Church, Wall Street on the island of Manhattan was selected. George II (George Augustus; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... This article is about the state. ... Trinity Church is a common name for churches of many Christian denominations, especially in the Anglican Communion. ... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...


Samuel Johnson was chosen as the college’s first president and was also the college’s first (and for a time only) professor. During this period, classes and examinations, both oral and written, were conducted entirely in Latin. Rev. ...


18th Century

In 1767, the college established a medical college, now known as the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, which was the first medical school to grant the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in America. Seal of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, abbreviated P&S, is a graduate school of Columbia University located on the health sciences campus in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. ... Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or MD, from the Latin Medicinae Doctor meaning Teacher of Medicine,) is an academic degree for medical doctors. ...


Due to the American Revolution, instruction was suspended from 1776 until 1784, but by the beginning of the war, the college had already educated some of the nation’s foremost political leaders. Even at this young age, ‘’King‘s College‘’ had already educated Alexander Hamilton, who served as military aide to General George Washington, then as the first Secretary of the United States Treasury and author of most of the Federalist Papers; John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; Robert Livingston, one of the five men who with Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence; and Gouverneur Morris, who authored the actual text of the United States Constitution. Hamilton's first experience with the military came while a student during summer 1775, after the outbreak of fighting at Boston. Along with Nicholas Fish, Robert Troup, and a group of other students from King's, he joined a volunteer militia company called the "Hearts of Oak" and achieved the rank of Lieutenant. They adopted distinctive uniforms, complete with the words "Liberty or Death" on their hatbands, and drilled under the watchful eye of a former British officer in the graveyard of the nearby St. Paul's Chapel. In August 1775, while under fire from HMS Asia, the Hearts of Oak (a.k.a. the "Corsicans") participated in a successful raid to seize cannon from the Battery, becoming an artillery unit thereafter. Ironically, in 1776 Captain Hamilton would engage in the Battle of Harlem Heights, which took place on and around the site that would later become home to his alma mater more than a century later. 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College Hall in 1790
College Hall in 1790

With the successful completion of the American Revolutionary War in 1783, the domestic situation was stable enough for the college to resume classes in 1784. With the new nation's independence from Great Britain, the name of the institution was changed from King’s College to Columbia College, the name by which the institution continues to be known today. The college was briefly chartered as a state institution, lasting only until 1787, when due to a lack of public financial support the school was permitted to incorporate under a private board of trustees. This 1787 charter remains in effect. The renamed and reorganized college, located in the new national capital under the Constitution and free from its association with the Church of England, students from a variety of denominations came to Columbia as a response to its growing reputation as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the new nation. Image File history File links Columbia1790. ... Image File history File links Columbia1790. ... This article is about military actions only. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ...

19th Century

After a brief period of being housed in another lower Manhattan building on Park Place near the current location of New York City Hall, in 1857 the college moved to 49th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Rigid airship the USS Akron over Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...


During the college’s 40 years at this location, in addition to granting the Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine degrees, the faculties of the college were expanded to include the Columbia Law School (founded 1858), the Columbia School of Mines (founded 1864, now known as the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science). The Columbia School of Mines awarded the first Ph.D. from Columbia in 1875. A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or MD, from the Latin Medicinae Doctor meaning Teacher of Medicine,) is an academic degree for medical doctors. ... Columbia Law School, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League, and one of the leading law schools in the United States. ... The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (popularly known as SEAS) is a school of Columbia University which awards degrees in engineering, applied physics and applied mathematics. ...


At this time, Columbia College was now not only the name of the original undergraduate college founded as King’s College, but it also encompassed all of the other colleges and schools of the institution. (Though technically known as the "School of Arts," the undergraduate division was often called "The College proper" to avoid confusion.) After Seth Low became president of Columbia College in 1890, he advocated the division of the individual schools and colleges into their own semi-autonomous entities under the central administration of the university. The complexity of managing the institution had been further increased when Barnard College for Women became affiliated with Columbia in 1889 followed by Teachers College of Columbia University in 1891. Also by this time, graduate faculties issuing the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in philosophy, political science, and the natural sciences had also developed. Seth Low, born in Brooklyn, New York, (January 18, 1850 - September 17, 1916) was a U.S. educator and political figure. ... Barnard College, founded in 1889, is one of the four undergraduate divisions of Columbia University. ... Teachers College, Columbia University (sometimes referred to simply as Teachers College; also referred to as Teachers College of Columbia University or the Columbia University Graduate School of Education) is a top ranked graduate school of education in the United States. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ...

Hamilton Hall (left), new home of Columbia College, and Hartley Hall, the College's first dormitory, in 1907
Hamilton Hall (left), new home of Columbia College, and Hartley Hall, the College's first dormitory, in 1907

Thusly, in 1896, the trustees of Columbia College, under the guidance of Seth Low, approved a new name for the university as a whole, Columbia University in the City of New York. At this point, the name Columbia College returned to being used solely to refer to the original undergraduate college, founded as King’s College in 1754 and renamed Columbia College in 1784. Image File history File links Oldcolumbiasfield. ... Image File history File links Oldcolumbiasfield. ... Looking toward Hamilton Hall at dusk Hamilton Hall is an academic building on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in the City of New York. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ...


In addition to reclaiming the identity of Columbia College and making it the focus of the newly rearranged Columbia University, Low was also responsible for the monumental relocation of the university to its current location atop a hill in Morningside Heights in uptown Manhattan. A tract for the campus was purchased which extended from 114th St. to 120th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bound by the Upper West Side, Morningside Park, Harlem, and Riverside Park (some now consider it part of the Upper West Side). ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...


Charles McKim of McKim, Mead, and White was selected to design the new campus, which was to be patterned after the buildings of the Italian Renaissance. While most American universities at this point had followed more medieval and Gothic styles of architecture, the neoclassical style of the new Columbia University campus was to meant to reflect the institution’s roots in the Enlightenment and the spirit of intellectual discovery of the period. Columbia College and Columbia University as a whole relocated to the new campus in 1897. Charles Follen McKim (August 24, 1847—September 14, 1909) was one of the most prominent American Beaux-Arts architects of the late nineteenth century, as a member of the partnership McKim, Mead, and White ( for list of works). ... McKim, Mead, and White was a prominent architectural firm in the eastern United States at the turn of the twentieth century. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin San Sebastian Church in Manila, Philippines made entirely of steel. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... The Enlightenment (French: ; German: ; Italian: ; Portuguese: ) was an eighteenth century movement in European and American philosophy — some classifications also include 17th century philosophy (usually called the Age of Reason). ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...


20th Century

The academic history of traditions of Columbia College clearly had their beginnings in the classical education of the Enlightenment, and in this mold, the college’s famous Core Curriculum was officially recognized and codified in 1919 with John Erskine's first seminar on the great books of the western tradition. Also in 1919, a course, ‘’War and Peace’’, was required of all Columbia College students in addition to the Great Books Honors Seminar. The Core Curriculum was originally developed as the main curriculum used by Columbia Universitys Columbia College. ... John Erskine, Ph. ...


During the 1960s, Columbia College, like many others across the United States, experienced unrest and turmoil due to the ongoing civil rights movement and opposition to the Vietnam War. On April 23, 1968, more than 1,000 students forcefully occupied five campus buildings in protest to the proposed expansion of the university’s campus into Morningside Park and to protest the university's sponsorship of classified military research. University officials wished to build new gymnasium facilities in the park, which while located directly adjacent to the university, is separated by a steep cliff. Plans to create separate entrances for students and local residents was the primary objection of the student protesters to the proposed expansion plan. A fence at the site was torn down, and police arrested one student, whose release became one of the demands of the protest. After five days, the functions of the university were brought to a halt, and early on the morning of April 30 the students were forcibly removed by the New York Police Department. As a result of the student protests, the university president Grayson L. Kirk retired, classified research projects on campus were abruptly ended, long-standing ROTC programs were expelled, and the proposed expansion plans were canceled. While academics and admissions selectivity at ‘’Columbia College’’ remained strong through the late 1960s and 1970s, the university as a whole experienced financial difficulties. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Historically, various popular movements struggling for social justice and democratic rights since the Second World War were known as civil rights movement, most famously the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, which struggled for equal rights for African-Americans. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Morningside Park is a New York City public park located at the east edge of Morningside Heights. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... Grayson Louis Kirk (October 12, 1903 - November 21, 1997) was president of Columbia University during the campus unrest that culminated in the student occupation of several buildings. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...

Van Amringe Quadrangle houses a memorial to John Howard Van Amringe, who served as the College's first dean after the formation of Columbia University
Van Amringe Quadrangle houses a memorial to John Howard Van Amringe, who served as the College's first dean after the formation of Columbia University

In the 1980s and 1990s, the university experienced a drastic increase in gifts and endowment growth. Women were admitted to the college in 1983. Due to the leadership of university presidents Michael Sovern and George Rupp, many of Columbia College’s facilities were extensively expanded and renovated. The number of residence halls was increased to accommodate all Columbia College students for all four years of the undergraduate education. Hamilton Hall, the primary academic building of Columbia College has undergone an extensive renovations, and the college’s athletic facilities, located at Baker Field Athletics Complex on Manhattan's far northern tip at 218th Street, were renovated and expanded. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (655x766, 236 KB) Van Amridge Quadrangle, Columbia University File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Columbia College of Columbia University ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (655x766, 236 KB) Van Amridge Quadrangle, Columbia University File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Columbia College of Columbia University ... John Howard Van Amringe (J. Howard Van Amringe) (1836–1915) was a U.S. educator and mathematician. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Ira Sovern (born December 1, 1931) was the 17th president of Columbia University. ... George Erik Rupp (born 1942) is a U.S. educator. ... Looking toward Hamilton Hall at dusk Hamilton Hall is an academic building on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in the City of New York. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...

Columbia College today

Academics

Columbia College is known for its rigorous Core Curriculum, a series of mandatory classes and distribution requirements that form the heart of Columbia College students' academic experience. The Core has changed slightly over the years, but students are currently required to take the following: The Core Curriculum was originally developed as the main curriculum used by Columbia Universitys Columbia College. ...

Course Semesters Required
Literature Humanities

A seminar surveying the great works of Western literature

2
Contemporary Civilization

A seminar surveying the great works of Western philosophy

2
Art Humanities

A seminar surveying the great works of Western art

1
Music Humanities

A seminar surveying the great works of Western music

1
University Writing

A seminar designed to inculcate university-level writing skills

1
Foreign Language

A distribution requirement intended to instill at least an intermediate level of a foreign language

4
Frontiers of Science

A lecture and seminar course designed to instill "scientific habits of mind"

1
Other Science

A distribution requirement over any scientific disciplines

2
Major Non-Western Cultures

A distribution requirement meant to complement the perceived Eurocentric biases of the other Core classes Eurocentrism is the practice, conscious or otherwise, of placing emphasis on European (and, generally, Western) concerns, culture and values at the expense of those of other cultures. ...

2
Physical Education 2 (only one point each)

Students are also required to pass a swimming test before receiving their diploma. Some of these requirements, however, may be skipped if the student passes a placement exam or demonstrates requisite proficiency. Most students graduate within four years with a Bachelor of Arts degree. A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ...


Campus

Looking toward Hamilton Hall, home of the College, on the campus of Columbia University.
Looking toward Hamilton Hall, home of the College, on the campus of Columbia University.

Most of the College's facilities are located on Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus, especially in Hamilton Hall, which houses its administrative and admissions offices, as well as the directors of the Core Curriculum. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x800, 236 KB) Looking toward Hamilton Hall at dusk, Columbia University File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Columbia College of Columbia University Hamilton Hall (Columbia University) ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x800, 236 KB) Looking toward Hamilton Hall at dusk, Columbia University File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Columbia College of Columbia University Hamilton Hall (Columbia University) ... Looking toward Hamilton Hall at dusk Hamilton Hall is an academic building on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in the City of New York. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bound by the Upper West Side, Morningside Park, Harlem, and Riverside Park (some now consider it part of the Upper West Side). ... Looking toward Hamilton Hall at dusk Hamilton Hall is an academic building on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in the City of New York. ...


Within Butler Library, the university’s main library and the home to more than 2 million volumes of the university’s humanities collection, which recently underwent an extensive 4-year renovation, a generous gift from Philip L. Milstein allowed for the creation of The Philip L. Milstein Family College Library, a specialized collection of some 100,000 volumes concentrated in history, literature, philosophy, and the social sciences and especially designed to complement the curriculum of Columbia College. The collection of the Columbia University Libraries consists of more than 9.2 million volumes held in 25 specialized libraries altogether. Butler Library The Nicholas Murray Butler Library, commonly known simply as Butler Library, is the largest single library in the Columbia University Library System, which contains over 8. ... The Columbia University Library System, with over 9. ...


Students at Columbia College are guaranteed housing for four years. Residence halls, which also house undergraduate students of Columbia's engineering school, are either located within or are within a few blocks of the main campus. First-year students are housed in John Jay, Carman, Wallach, Hartley and Furnald Halls. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (popularly known as SEAS) is a school of Columbia University which awards degrees in engineering, applied physics and applied mathematics. ... John Jay Hall is a prominent 15-story building located on the southeastern extremity of the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in the City of New York, on the northwestern corner of 114th St. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... Wallach Hall is the second oldest residence hall (or dormitory) on the campus of Columbia University, and currently houses undergraduate students from Columbia College as well as the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. ... Hartley Hall was the first official residence hall (or dormitory) constructed on the campus of Columbia University, and currently houses undergraduate students from Columbia College as well as the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. ...


Governance

The Dean of Columbia College, since 1995, is Austin E. Quigley. The students of Columbia College elect the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) to serve as their primary representative, advocate, and liaison to the Columbia University community, including its administration, faculty, alumni and students, as well as to the public. In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... Austin E. Quigley is Dean of Columbia College of Columbia University in New York City. ...


Notable alumni and former students

See also: List of Columbia University people

Many eminent individuals have attended or taught at Columbia College and King's College, its predecessor. They are enumerated in full in the list of Columbia College people. This is a partially sorted list of notable persons who have had ties to Columbia University. ... The following list contains only notable graduates and former students of Columbia College, the undergraduate liberal arts division of Columbia University, and its predecessor, from 1754 to 1776, Kings College. ...

Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton

Among those College alumni categorized as "remarkable" by the university during its 250th anniversary celebrations in 2004[2] were Founding Fathers of the United States Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and Gouverneur Morris. Other political figures in this group include statesman and educator Nicholas Murray Butler, New York Governor DeWitt Clinton, US Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, South African anti-apartheid leader Pixley ka Isaka Seme, Chinese diplomat Wellington Koo, many New York City mayors, including Seth Low and John Purroy Mitchel, as well as spymaster William Joseph Donovan. From the US Treasury (www. ... From the US Treasury (www. ... Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757[1]—July 12, 1804) was an Army officer, lawyer, Founding Father, American politician, leading statesman, financier and political theorist. ... John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, and jurist. ... Gouverneur Morris Gouverneur Morris (January 31, 1752 – November 6, 1816) was an American statesman who represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and was an author of large sections of the Constitution of the United States. ... Nicholas Murray Butler Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. ... DeWitt Clinton. ... Hamilton Fish Hamilton Fish, (3 August 1808–7 September 1893), born in New York City, was an American statesman who served as Governor of New York, United States Senator and United States Secretary of State. ... Pixley ka Isaka Seme (October 1, 1881-1951) was a founder and President of the African National Congress. ... Wellington Koo in 1912 Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo (Chinese: 顾维钧;Pinyin: Gù Wéijūn; Wade-Giles: Ku Wei-chün) (January 29, 1887 – November 14, 1985) was a Chinese diplomat and a representative to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. ... Seth Low, born in Brooklyn, New York, (January 18, 1850 - September 17, 1916) was a U.S. educator and political figure. ... John Purroy Mitchel (July 19, 1879 - July 6, 1918) was the mayor of New York 1914-1917, and at age 34 the youngest ever; he was sometimes referred to as The Boy Mayor of New York. ... For other people with similar names, see Wild Bill Major General William Joseph Donovan, KBE United States Army (January 1, 1883 – February 8, 1959) was an American soldier, lawyer and intelligence officer, best remembered today as wartime head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). ...


Academics listed include philosophers Mortimer Adler and Irwin Edman, historians Jacques Barzun, Alfred Thayer Mahan, and James Shenton, economist Arthur Burns, paleontologist Niles Eldredge, drama scholar Brander Matthews, art historian Meyer Schapiro and literary critic Lionel Trilling. Mortimer Adler around 1963 Mortimer Jerome Adler (December 28, 1902 – June 28, 2001) was an American aristotelian philosopher and author. ... IRWIN EDMAN (November 28, 1896 – September 4, 1954) was an American philosopher and professor of philosophy. ... Jacques Martin Barzun (born November 30, 1907 - 2005) continues to be a leading voice in the fields of literature, education, and cultural history. ... Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840–December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy officer, geostrategist, and educator. ... Arthur Frank Burns (1907–1987) was an Austrian-born economist. ... Dr. Niles Eldredge (born August 25, 1943) is an American paleontologist, who, along with Stephen Jay Gould, proposed the theory of punctuated equilibrium in 1972. ... James Brander Matthews (born February 21, 1852 in New Orleans; died March 31, 1929 in New York City), was a U.S. writer and educator. ... Meyer Schapiro was a 20th century art historian. ... Lionel Trilling (July 4, 1905 – November 5, 1975) was an American literary critic, author, and teacher. ...


Public intellectuals and journalists, including broadcaster Roone Arledge, social critic Randolph Bourne, environmentalist Barry Commoner, and writer Henry Demarest Lloyd are also prominent on the list. Major publishers included were Alfred Knopf, Arthur Sulzberger, and Bennett Cerf. Social activist Milton Weston and rabbi Stephen Wise were also considered prominent. Roone Arledge (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports broadcasting pioneer who was chairman of ABC News from 1977 until his death, and a key part of the companys rise to competition with the two other main broadcasting stations, NBC and CBS, in the 60s, 70s... Randolph Silliman Bourne (May 30, 1886 – December 22, 1918) was a progressive writer and public intellectual born in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and a graduate of Columbia University. ... Barry Commoner (born May 28, 1917) was an American biologist and college professor. ... Alfred A. Knopf (September 12, 1892 _ August 11, 1984) was a leading American publisher of the 20th century. ... Arthur Hays Sulzberger Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... Bennett Cerf on Whats My Line?, 1962 Bennett Alfred Cerf (May 25, 1898 - August 27, 1971) was a publisher and co-founder of Random House, also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal appearances lecturing across the United States, and for his television appearances... Stephen Samuel Wise (1874 - 1949) was a U.S. rabbi and Zionist leader. ...


Columbia College graduates recognized in the arts include pianist Emanuel Ax, actor James Cagney Jr, musician Art Garfunkel, composers Richard Rodgers and John Corigliano, lyricists Oscar Hammerstein II and Lorenz Hart, playwrights Samuel Spewack, Tony Kushner and Terrence McNally, writers Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Herman Wouk, Thomas Merton, Clement Clarke Moore, and Clifton Fadiman, screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, filmmaker Joseph Mankiewicz, and sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Emanuel Ax (born June 8, 1949) is Ukrainian-born Polish pianist. ... The actor James Cagney Jr was born in 1939 and died from a heart attack in January 1984, aged 44. ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American white gollywog and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... This article is about the American composer. ... John Corigliano (b. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Lorenz (Larry) Hart (May 2, 1895 - November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the famed Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. ... Samuel (September 16, 1899 - October 14, 1971) and Bella Spewack (March 25, 1899 - April 27, 1990) were a Tony Award-winning husband-and-wife writing team. ... Tony Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is an award-winning American playwright most famous for his play Angels in America, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. ... Terrence McNally (born November 3, 1939), is an American playwright. ... Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, and artist. ... Irwin Allen Ginsberg (IPA: ) (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet. ... Herman Wouk (May 27, 1915 —) is a bestselling American author with a number of notable novels to his credit, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. ... Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was one of the most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century. ... Clement Clarke Moore, (July 15, 1779 – July 10, 1863), is best known as the credited author of A Visit From St. ... Clifton Fadiman (1902-1999) was a noted intellectual, author, and radio personality. ... Herman Jacob Mankiewicz (November 7, 1897—March 5, 1953) was a Polish-American legendary Hollywood screenwriter. ... Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909–February 5, 1993) was a Polish-American Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer. ... Isamu Noguchi , November 17, 1904 - December 30, 1988) was a prominent Japanese -American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. ...

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Architects James Renwick, Jr., Robert A.M. Stern, engineer William Barclay Parsons, baseball player Lou Gehrig, football player Sid Luckman, and business leader John Kluge were also included. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 444 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (444 × 600 pixel, file size: 147 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Black people University of Chicago Barack... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 444 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (444 × 600 pixel, file size: 147 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Black people University of Chicago Barack... James Renwick, Jr. ... Robert Arthur Morton Stern, usually credited as Robert A. M. Stern, (born May 23, 1939) is an American architect and Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture. ... William Barclay Parsons (April 15, 1859 - May 9, 1932) was a famous American civil engineer. ... Lou Gehrigs number 4 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1939 Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American baseball player in the first half of the twentieth century. ... Sid Luckman (November 21, 1916 - July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1939 to 1950 leading the team to 4 NFL championships during that period. ... John Werner Kluge (born September 21, 1914) is an entrepreneur who was born in Chemnitz, Germany, best known as a television industry mogul in the United States. ...


Additionally, highly visible former Columbia College students in recent years include Illinois Senator Barack Obama, New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, political advisor and commentator George Stephanopoulos, Claire Shipman, former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves, actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Anna Pacquin, Amanda Peet, Matthew Fox, Brian Dennehy, George Segal and Julia Stiles, television personality Max Kellerman, directors Jim Jarmusch, Brian DePalma and Bill Condon, writer Paul Auster, and historian Eric Foner. “Barack” redirects here. ... Judd Gregg (born February 14, 1947) is a former Governor of New Hampshire and current United States Senator serving as ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... George Robert Stephanopoulos (born February 10, 1961) is an American broadcaster and political adviser. ... Claire Shipman is the Senior National Correspondent for ABC News Good Morning America. ... James Edward Jim McGreevey (born August 6, 1957) is an American Democratic politician. ... Toomas Hendrik Ilves [IPA: toːmɑs hendrik ilves] (born December 26, 1953) is the current President of Estonia. ... Maggie Ruth Gyllenhaal (born November 16, 1977) is an American actress. ... Anna Helene Paquin (b. ... Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress. ... Matthew Fox may be: Matthew Fox (movie tycoon) heir to the Fox motion pictures fortune; married Yolande Betbeze, Miss America 1951 Matthew Fox (priest) (born 1940) Catholic & Episcopal priest and author Matthew Fox (actor) (born 1966) American actor Category: ... Brian Dennehy (born July 9, 1938) is a two-time Tony Award-winning American actor who has appeared in movies, on television, and performed in live theater. ... George Segal George Segal (born February 13, 1934) is a well-known Jewish American film and stage actor who was born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. ... Julia OHara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American stage and screen actress. ... Max Kellerman (born August 6, 1973) is an American sports talk radio host from New York City. ... Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953 in Akron, Ohio) is a noted American independent film director. ... Brian De Palma (born September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American film director. ... William Bill Condon (born New York, October 22, 1955) is an American screenwriter and director. ... Paul Auster Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947, Newark, New Jersey) is a Brooklyn-based author. ... Eric Foner (born February 7, 1943 in New York City) is an American historian. ...


Among its alumni, Columbia College can count at least 16 Nobel Prize winners [3]. The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, is awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. ...


External links

  • Official website
  • Columbia College Student Council website
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Admission Statistics
  • Stand, Columbia : A History of Columbia University by Robert McCaughey

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