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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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Pumpkin Painting Party

14
Oct
Monday, October 14, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Express your creativity and join the University Life Events Council for an evening of pumpkin painting and meeting new people. All supplies and snacks will be provided!

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In Conversation: Slavery, Reparations and Reconciliation

15
Oct
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join us for a conversation on the legacy of slavery and the question of reparations.

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Coffee and Conversations

15
Oct
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us for coffee, tea and a casual space to have a real conversation on inclusion and belonging.

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Awakening Our Democracy - The Legacy of Slavery on Public Health

16
Oct
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
12:00pm to 1:15pm

The legacy of slavery has shaped nearly every facet of modern life for all in the United States, and is a driving force behind health disparities in communities of color. Please join us for an important discussion about the long-term impacts of slavery on public health.

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Columbia Health Flu Fair - Law School

17
Oct
Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm

The most effective means to limit the spread of illness is to get a flu vaccine.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

17
Oct
Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00pm to 8:30pm

In collaboration with Ferris Reel Film Society, join the University Life Events Council for a thrilling live action performance and screening of the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Task Force for Inclusion and Belonging

18
Oct
Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00am to 11:30am

Join the Office of University Life to identify issues and develop responsive strategies that address students' experiences both in and outside of the classroom related to diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging on campus.

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University Life Weekly

Learn about opportunities, events and more - open to all Columbia students. In your email weekly; read the latest edition

Messages to the Community

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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On the Tragedy in El Paso and Dayton

August 5, 2019 - It is with heavy hearts that we write regarding two mass shootings within 24 hours in our nation in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. We write to share our condolences with all those affected by these events, and reaffirm our commitment to sustaining a safe and inclusive campus at Columbia.

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Resources for DACA and Undocumented Students

July 11, 2019 -In light of recent announcements that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will soon be conducting large-scale nationwide raids intended to arrest people who are in the United States without immigration documentation, University Life wants to remind all Columbia community members of the resources available on campus for DACA and undocumented students

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