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Professor of History Dan Schwartz

Ghetto: Chronicling a Word’s Tortured History

In his new book, Daniel Schwartz examines the centuries-old past of the word “ghetto” and how it has come to symbolize both pain and pride.


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New Faculty Strengthen College Ranks

Columbian College welcomed 24 new full-time faculty members this year, bringing the total number to 523 and strengthening disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
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Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

A $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will support a new interdisciplinary research institute to fight the rise of distorted information online.


Archaeologists study the sediments at the Bokol Dora site. Stones were placed on the contact surface during the excavation to preserve the fragile stratigraphic contacts.

Uncovering Ancient Stone Tools in Ethiopia

Anthropology’s David Braun joined an archaeological team in Ethiopia that discovered the oldest evidence of stone tool production, dating back more than 2.58 million years.

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Alumni Unicorns Spell Business Magic

Do you believe in magic? For four Columbian College alumni "Unicorn" entrepreneurs, bright business ideas led to startups that topped $1 billion in valuation.


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