By Mendy Wolff
During the School of General Studies fall 2017 orientation, President Bollinger and other administrators excitedly spoke about why GS students are what make Columbia classrooms unique and great. It was explained that GS students come from many different backgrounds and, therefore, add dimension to the endless dialogues on campus. I remember feeling excited that September morning, as we were urged to bring our own real-world perspective to the conversations in and out of the classroom. For the first time in my life, I felt privileged—I was now part of something remarkable....