Messages to the Community

Messages From EVP Goldberg

Mourning the Tragic Death of a Barnard Student

December 12, 2019 -  We write to share profoundly sad news about the death of a Barnard student, Tessa Majors, who was fatally injured during an armed robbery on Wednesday evening in Morningside Park. It is difficult to capture in words our deep sorrow for Tessa’s family and friends, and for the loss to the broader Barnard and Columbia community of which Tessa was newly a member.


On Yesterday’s Shootings at a Kosher Market in Jersey City, New Jersey

December 11, 2019 - Three people inside a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, were killed yesterday, and multiple reports have indicated that two of them were members of the Jewish community in Jersey City and the third an immigrant from Ecuador. The attackers also killed a longtime Jersey City police detective. Early reports in the ongoing investigation indicate a link between the attacks and antisemitic and anti-police views expressed in writings of one of the assailants.


Reaffirming Columbia’s Commitment to DACA and Undocumented Students

December 2, 2019 - Columbia’s commitment to our undocumented students and our students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status remains as strong as ever, even as the DACA program is being debated at the U.S. Supreme Court.


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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