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2014-2015 Statements & Speeches

Announcing the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation»
February 27, 2015

I am writing to announce the launch of a major research initiative at Columbia to advance prevention of sexual violence. READ MORE

 

Peter E. Pilling Appointed Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education»
February 3, 2015

I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Peter E. Pilling as Columbia’s new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education. Peter has spent his career working at several of the most respected college sports programs in the country. READ MORE


Expanding the Campus Conversation about Equal Justice
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January 23, 2015

This week’s national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrives at a troubling time for America, at a moment of national reflection on the realities of race in our society. READ MORE

 

Suzanne B. Goldberg Appointed Executive Vice President for University Life»
January 21, 2015

I am pleased to announce my appointment of Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg as Columbia's first Executive Vice President for University Life.  Suzanne is the Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. READ MORE

 

Tom Maniatis Appointed Director of University-wide Precision Medicine Initiative»
October 30, 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tom Maniatis, the Isidore S. Edelman Professor of Biochemistry and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University Medical Center, as director of our University-wide precision medicine initiative. READ MORE

 

Update on Ebola Case»
October 23, 2014

As you may have seen in the media, Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.  READ MORE

 

Amelia J. Alverson Appointed Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations»
October 17, 2014

I am writing to announce my appointment of Amelia J. Alverson as Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations.  READ MORE

 

68th Columbia Community Service Campaign»
October 17, 2014

It is my pleasure to invite you to the annual kickoff of the Columbia Community Service (CCS) campaign in the Low Library Rotunda.  READ MORE

 

Announcement of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program»
October 3, 2014

I am pleased to announce the creation of a new, multidisciplinary program at Columbia University—the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience.   READ MORE

 

David Goldstein Appointed Director of Columbia's Institute for Genomic Medicine»
September 23, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. David Goldstein, PhD, will be joining Columbia as director of the University’s Institute for Genomic Medicine and professor of genetics and development in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, effective January 1, 2015. READ MORE

 

Announcement Regarding M. Dianne Murphy, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education»
September 9, 2014

write to inform you that earlier this summer Dr. M. Dianne Murphy shared with me that she will be stepping down from her role as Columbia’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education at the end of this academic year. READ MORE

 

Announcement Regarding New University Gender-Based Misconduct Policy»
August 15, 2014

I am writing today to announce a new University Gender-Based Misconduct Policy for Students and related procedures for responding to such misconduct. This can be accessed at: sexualrespect.columbia.eduREAD MORE

 

Amale Andraos Appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation»
August 12, 2014

I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Associate Professor Amale Andraos as our new Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. READ MORE

 

Announcement Regarding Dean Kristine Billmyer of the School of Continuing Education»
August 6, 2014

Kristine Billmyer, Dean of the School of Continuing Education, has informed me of her intention to step down as dean at the end of the coming academic year and return to the faculty at Columbia. READ MORE

 

Suzanne Goldberg Appointed Special Advisor on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response»
July 24, 2014

I am pleased to announce that Suzanne Goldberg, Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, has agreed to serve as Special Advisor to the President on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, effective today. READ MORE

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