International students should consider that their Senior Fund donations support an institution that no longer guarantees others like them need-blind admission.
We call on Barnard to explain Bournoutian’s departure, and to fill her vacant position with all deliberate haste.
Barnard's dean of transfer and international students, Ani Bournoutian, BC '75 and GSAS '84, resigned earlier this month, to the surprise and sadness of many students.
To a Chinese international student, meeting others from China may be a welcome discovery at the beginning, but it can also undermine the overall “American experience.”
Rather than competition, the divide between U.S. and Chinese culture should be fraught with a genuine interest to learn about the other's culture.
The immigration crisis poses very real consequences for Columbia’s ability to attract and educate international students, the hallmark of a global university in a global city.
There is little consciousness on campus of what the practical and political realities of having a large international population are.
Columbia should feel a sense of duty to educate America’s intellectual, political and financial elite of tomorrow.
Given the increasing percentage of international students at Columbia, cultural groups continue to refine the way they reach out to their broader communities.
The GS student body is now between 22 and 24 percent international, the highest percentage among Columbia’s undergraduate schools.
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