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Senior Leisha Mahajan has recruited friends, family and fellow students to help make masks for Maryland hospitals.

Students Step Up During COVID Crisis

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many are finding ways to help out in a time of need. Meet two Columbian College students who are making a difference in their communities through mask-making and volunteer work at a foodbank.


Paul Wahlbeck, dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Paul Wahlbeck to Serve as Permanent CCAS Dean

The former chair of the Political Science Department and CCAS vice dean of programs and research has been interim dean of Columbian College since 2018, championing student opportunities, innovative programs and world-changing faculty research.
Michael King

Teacher, Scientist, Leader: Chemistry’s King Retires

A beloved professor, college marshal and long-time department chair, Michael King was instrumental in the creation of Science & Engineering Hall.


During World War II, Jews in France like Denise Bauman were required to carry identity cards.

Commemorating History’s Dark Chapter

History PhD student Ashley Valanzola is researching the stories of six extraordinary Jewish women—Holocaust survivors who worked to honor the memory of lives lost.


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