Announcements

Interim Provost Dennis Mitchell calls on the University to affirm its commitment to Columbia’s educational mission with productive and thoughtful dialogues available across all campuses.

Interim Provost Dennis Mitchell welcomes the Columbia community back for the spring semester and reaffirms the University’s commitment to freedom of speech and the Rules of University Conduct. 

Interim Provost Dennis Mitchell shares resources and engagement opportunities about the new Dialogue Across Difference initiative.

Fifteen faculty from across Columbia have agreed to take on this urgently needed work.

Presidents Shafik, Rosenbury, and Bailey announce the Task Force on Antisemitism.

Presidents Shafik and Rosenbury announce a Doxing Resource Group composed of key offices across the Columbia and Barnard campuses.

Antisemitism, like any form of bigotry, is an assault on everything we stand for at Columbia. Palestinian, Muslim, or Arab students have also been subjected to harassment ... We take these incidents seriously and they are being investigated.

As we grapple with these challenging circumstances, it is important to clarify and reaffirm several guiding principles for how Columbia can stay true to its mission while upholding important values in our interactions with one another.

Freedom of speech is a fundamental value we hold dear, one that fosters intellectual growth, critical thinking, and the exploration of different perspectives. However, hate speech, discrimination, or violation of our core values will not be tolerated.

Freedom of expression is a core University value, and upholding the principles of civic debate and discourse is a collective responsibility.

I was devastated by the horrific attack on Israel this weekend and the ensuing violence that is affecting so many people.