Coming Home: Harlem Native Returns from Marine Corps to Campus

Excellent interview with George Van Amson Fellow, Marcos Rocha, a new GS alumnus and veteran. It’s only fair to share…

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Columbia University Veterans Day Parade Float

For several years, Columbia’s School of General Studies has hosted a float for veteran students and they are proud to do it again this year.  We invite all US veteran alumni, from any CU school, to participate in this special parade.

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GS Vet Alumnus in Commercial

Army Veterans and Columbia GS Alumnus Marco Reininger in Foot Locker x Asics Commercial It’s only fair to share…

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First Marine Commissioned at Columbia University in Four Decades

For the first time since 1970 and since the return of NROTC to campus in 2012, a U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt., Patrick Poorbaugh, will be commissioned as a Marine Corps officer May 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Low Memorial

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The Meaning of Their Service–General James N. Mattis (ret.)

From the WSJ: A retired four-star Marine Corps general on the clarifying effect of combat experience, the poison of cynicism and how veterans can help revive American optimism. This article was adapted from remarks for the fourth annual salute to

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Joe Bacani, Washington Memorial and Columbia University

Columbia’s special efforts to welcome Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans into the student body have gained national attention in recent years. In April 2010, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen said of the University’s support for veterans, “I

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Veterans Day Parade

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, more than 50 Columbia students, alumni and their families will ride on the GS float in the New York City Veterans Day Parade. This is the sixth straight year that GS has been a major

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Columbia Student Veteran Featured on Veterans Memorial

CBS: Joe Bacani was shot through the pelvis by a sniper in Iraq in 2007. His story is on the monument’s wall next to Bob Dole’s. Martin said to Bacani, “It doesn’t matter if you’re famous. It’s what you’ve been

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After 17 years, Bill Campbell steps down from Apple’s board

Columbia alumnus, Army veteran and the “coach of Silicon Valley” shares his thoughts with Fortune Magazine’s Adam Lashinsky: Bill Campbell recalls Steve Jobs’ invitation to join Apple’s board of directors as the kind of request that “takes your breath away.”

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First NROTC Graduate at Columbia Since 1973!

The day after Abigale Wyatt received a bachelor’s degree with honors in mathematics from the School of General Studies, she was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy, the first Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) graduate at Columbia since

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