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Yesterday, Dr. William Harris, a Columbia professor of Greco-Roman history, retired, as was announced in an email to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. This retirement was part of the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in October. An anonymous graduate student alleged that Dr. Harris repeatedly kissed and groped her, […]

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Okay, there may not be anything particularly sassy about the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences choices of graduation speakers, but they’re pretty awesome nonetheless. Klaus Lackner, a professor in GeoPhysics here at Columbia, will probably talk about how the world is exploding and it’s all our fault, but he’ll probably also sprinkle in some […]

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In an (extremely) early decision, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has decided on their speakers for their convocation this upcoming May.  Sebastian Thrun–Google VP and head of the Google X lab–will be speaking at the Ph.D. ceremony and Terry Plank, Ph.D’93–geochemist at Lamont-Doherty and 2012 recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant”–will be speaking at […]

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More boring-but-sorta-important administration news: PrezBo just sent word that Carlos J. Alonso, interim dean of GSAS since last September, will take on that position full time. Full email from ‘Bo below. Also, apparently, “Arts and Sciences always have been, and remain, central to our academic calling of pursuing answers.” So there’s that. Dear Fellow Members […]

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