Three Schools Honor Faculty, Staff and Public Figures...


Photograph. Photo Credit: Joe Pineiro.

GS Lauds Burton, Faculty

The School of General Studies, at its annual dinner May 7 in Low Rotunda, honored Carol Burton, who died earlier this year, with the Dean's Citation. Burton, director of development for many years, was remembered for her "exceptional talent for making an art of life, ease of sociability, quick intelligence and reputation for wit and humor." Other awards: The Margaret Bancroft Award for Distinguished Retiring Teachers to Miyeko Murase, art history and archaeology; the Owl Award for Outstanding Achievement to Alan Sagner, GS '91, and the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Award for Junior Faculty to David Armitage, history, and James Schamus, film studies. Above, from left: Murase, President Rupp, Ruth Hettleman, Dean Gillian Lindt and Schamus.


Photograph. Photo Credit: Roy Mittelman.

TC Honors Disney Chairman

"Education should be fun, and it can be fun," said Michael Eisner, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Co., as he accepted the Cleveland E. Dodge Medal for Distinguished Service to Education from Teachers College at a black-tie dinner on Apr. 25. He said that he was accepting the medal on behalf of "the entire cast of the Disney company." Prior to the dinner, Eisner, second from left, spoke with, from left: Arthur Levine, TC president; Linda Darling-Hammond, William F. Russell Professor in the Foundations of Education and principal speaker at the dinner, and Thomas W. Evans, chairman of the TC Trustees. The Cleveland E. Dodge Medal traditionally honors individuals who are not professional educators but whose work has led to the betterment of education.


Photograph: . Photo Credit: Lynn Saville.

Business School Fetes Rubin and Questrom

Columbia Business School, at its annual dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria May 6, gave Distinguished Achievement Awards to Robert Rubin, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and Allen Questrom, head of Federated Department Stores. From left: Rubin, Questrom, Barbara Feldberg and Dean Meyer Feldberg.


Columbia University Record -- May 24, 1996 -- Vol. 21, No. 28