Twelve first years from Columbia College, the School of General Studies, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences were awarded Presidential Global Fellowships last week, and will head to places ranging from the Brazilian rainforest to Venice, Italy.
The winners, announced this week by Provost John Coatsworth, were chosen from a pool of 27 applications from nine different schools in Columbia.
Columbia Global Reports, a Journalism School publication that will focus on underreported issues around the world, will be edited by journalism professor and former dean Nicholas Lemann.
A new program at the global center in Rio de Janeiro will allow students to learn TV writing in Portuguese this spring.
Paul LeClerc, director of Columbia’s Paris global center, wants more non-French speakers to be able to study in Paris' Reid Hall—the most popular study abroad destination for undergraduates.
Bollinger said he’d like to see some improvements to the Core that would shift it away from its western focus after students questioned Columbia’s approach to globalization.
The University should not perceive immersion in a culture as more important than the benefits of a global perspective and experience.
The week-long Global Centers Directors’ Summit provided an opportunity for directors to touch base with administrators, define priorities for the year ahead, and discuss internal issues.
Global Centers administrators still have concerns about the visibility of the network among students, so the third day of the Global Centers directors’ summit focused on how to make global programs more appealing to undergraduates.
Deans from Columbia graduate schools met with Global Center directors Tuesday to discuss opportunities for future collaboration.
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