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Upcoming Events

Butler Banner

01
Oct
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:00am to Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00am

Butler Banner is an exhibit led by Columbia University students and supported and sponsored by Columbia University Libraries. Based on an artifact in the Libraries’ collections and an historic campus event, the exhibit aims to foster conversations about representation in campus spaces, collections, and scholarship.

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Dinner with Strangers

18
Nov
Monday, November 18, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join the University Life Events Council at Dinner with Strangers. Meet peers who share your interests, possibly make new friends, and enjoy a great dinner! Enter today for a chance to enjoy an evening of great company and delicious food from Dos Toros.

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Columbia Health Flu Fair - Lerner II

19
Nov
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm

The most effective means to limit the spread of illness is to get a flu vaccine. With just your Columbia University ID, you can receive a free flu shot.

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Music at St. Paul's: Musicians from Juilliard - Chamber Music of Ravel

19
Nov
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chamber musicians from the Juilliard School will present a concert featuring the chamber music of Maurice Ravel. Free and open to the public; no tickets needed.

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Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal with Eric K. Washington

19
Nov
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm

In this Community Scholars Lecture, Eric K. Washington discusses the Harlem Renaissance-era labor figure James H. Williams, subject of his just-published biography.

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Coffee and Conversations

20
Nov
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
11:00am to 12:30pm

Join us for coffee, tea and a casual space to have a real conversation on inclusion and belonging. Come make a friend and create community.

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Black and Latinx Roundtable with Columbia Faculty

20
Nov
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Columbia faculty members for a discussion on their experiences in higher e

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Trans Awareness Week: Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

20
Nov
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year.

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University Life Weekly

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Messages to the Community

Read Columbia’s Supreme Court Brief in Support of Our DACA Students

November 12, 2019 - As the Supreme Court hears the legal challenge to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), we want to be sure our community has the opportunity to see the amicus brief that Columbia submitted to the Court along with 17 other major colleges and universities.

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Sexual Respect: It’s Time to Take the Initiative

October 25, 2019 - As we head into the last days of the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative, I find myself thinking a lot about the number of students in our community who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or stalking. I’m also thinking about the knowledge that our community has gathered in our ongoing efforts to understand and prevent the spread of all forms of gender-based misconduct.

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Standing Together Against Antisemitism

October 10, 2019 – Yesterday in Halle, Germany, a heavily armed gunman attempted to enter a synagogue during Yom Kippur services, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. When his effort was thwarted, he killed two people nearby. The attacker’s aim to massacre Jews at worship, recorded on livestream, was intended to create a “worldwide effect,” according to Germany’s chief prosecutor. We stand with the Jewish community in Halle and around the world to denounce this and all other acts of antisemitism, and we mourn the loss of life at the hand of intolerance and hatred.

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A Message on the Columbia World Leaders Forum Event with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir

September 25, 2019 - Columbia’s World Leaders Forum provides our University community with an opportunity to hear about issues facing other nations and our world directly from individuals in positions of authority and responsibility.  In response to concerns expressed by several student organizations about the Forum event scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, President Lee C. Bollinger shared these comments: 

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