Gun Control

5 Questions: A Constitutional Expert Discusses Gun Control   As the country mourned 49 deaths in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and wondered what could have been done to prevent the tragedy, Democrats and Republicans introduced gun-safety measures in the Senate. Opponents, led by the Nat... Read more


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First-generation and low-income experience

Columbia Class Confessions opens dialogue about first-generation and low-income students' experiences on campus, students say. BY KALPANA MOHANTY | SPECTATOR STAFF WRITER | APRIL 9, 2015, 5:52 AM For Toni Airaksinen, BC ’18, a class discussion on art in her first-year English class turned into a... Read more


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Jameel Jaffer to Direct Knight First Amendment Institute

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced his appointment of Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at the ACLU, as founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. Last month, Columbia and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced t... Read more


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Future Events

Columbia DC Young Alumni July Social

Tue, Jul 26 at 05:30 PM
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Is your work week making you a little...mad?  Come shake off that stress with your fellow DC you...

Morton's July Ivy Singles

Fri, Jul 29 at 06:30 PM

Ivy Social Singles: July Event at Morton's The Steakhouse in Georgetown Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 6...

Ivy Singles August US Capitol Tour

Sat, Aug 06 at 09:50 AM

Ivy Singles August Event: Tour of the US Capitol Saturday, August 6, 2016 9:50am-10:40am     J...

At ColumbiaDC, we aim to foster relationships and strengthen intellectual and social engagement among all Columbia alumni in the Greater Washington D.C. area, along with all faculty and constituents of all schools at the University. If you're new to the area, welcome to life in our nation's capital!

ColumbiaDC events unite the Columbia University family to carry on the traditions of intellectual rigor and curiosity. We hold events celebrating these traditions, including: lectures by visiting professors, dinners with graduates who have just published books, professional networking events, receptions at various embassies, private tours of prominent D.C. museums and collections, and of course, happy hours! Our members also benefit from exclusive invitations to One Ivy events, a collaborative effort with the area alumni organizations of the seven other Ivy League schools: Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.

There are about 12000 graduates of Columbia's various schools in the area, and the ColumbiaDC board strives to build this network. When we show up and come together, the power of our network grows. So come join us at a ColumbiaDC event soon! We're confident that it won't be your last.

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