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Austin E. Quigley
Dean of Columbia College
H. Gordon Garbedian Professor in English and Comparative Literature



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Welcome to Columbia College

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West facade of Hamilton Hall, home of Columbia College.

I AM pleased to welcome one of the most talented and diverse classes in College history, which is composed of students from almost every state, from many parts of the world, and with an extraordinary range of interests and achievements. You will learn much from each other as well as from your teachers.

  Columbia College has a lot to offer you, and you should make every effort to take full advantage of it:

  • The faculty is of the highest quality and the range of courses, concentrations, and majors is a challenge in itself. [See the full-text of the Columbia College Bulletin, 1996-97.]

  • The Core Curriculum is a special aspect of College Life and it invites you not only to enter historical conversations that have shaped our contemporary world, but to continue those conversations with new voices and new ideas.

  • And New York City, with all of its vitality, energy, and diversity, invites you to live and learn in one of the world's greatest cultural centers.

  To all of the incoming classes, a warm welcome.






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