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The B-School announced today that they’d received a $100 million donation from businessman and philanthropist Ron Perelman. Perelman is part of the Board of Overseers for the B-School and serves as CEO and chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., which that owns a ton of corporations—including the Revlon make-up company and Scantron, the company […]

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Bloomberg Businessweek profiles PrezBo in a new light. (Bloomberg) A blind Chinese blind rights activist escapes “extralegal” house arrest in his rural village; American embassy may or may not be harboring him. (NYT) Ronald Breslow, author of space dinosaurs, is  being accused of self-plagiarism; he denies everything. (Nature) Some rich alumnus who credits Columbia with […]

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Just over an hour ago, Helen Gurley Brown announced a donation of $30 million dollars to be shared between Columbia’s School of Journalism and Stanford’s School of Innovation to create a bi-coastal Institute for Media Innovation based out of Columbia’s J-school campus. Helen Gurley Brown reigned as head editor of Cosmopolitan magazine from 1965 to […]

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To further his ongoing efforts to reach out to students and increase transparency in the wake of Moodygate, interim Dean Valentini held a town hall last night. Deantini held the court in the oaken glory of Havemeyer 309, where he’s given countless lectures and even once had one burst out in song. Seasoned Town Haller Conor Skelding sat in. Over […]

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Mr. Vagelos and his wife, Diana Vagelos, of Barnard Diana Center fame, gave a whopping $50 million to fund a New Medical and Graduate Education Building. This is the largest gift the Med Center has ever received in a fundraising campaign. This isn’t the grad school center we wrote about last week, as it’s specifically […]

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A sharp-eyed tipster wrote in to let us know that the Columbia home page just gained a button, right below the events calendar: “Giving to Columbia.” It’s a snazzy site–Provost Brinkley, whose homepage doesn’t seem to have been updated much in 11 years, would be jealous. It may even be better than those of Brown […]

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