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With COVID-19 Grant, Students Launch Program to Ease Social Isolation Among Washington Heights Seniors

Left to right: Daniella Spencer-Laitt (MSW’20), Amanda Weiss (CC’17, MSW’20) and Jennifer Strauss (CC’16), founders of WH Senior Link. Want…

May 29, 2020 @ 7:56 pm

Two Thousand Masks Arrive at the Social Work Building, a Donation from Chinese Alumni for COVID-19 Relief

Shanghai-based alumna Ting Ding (pictured) arranged for a delivery of surgical masks to her alma mater on Amsterdam Avenue. As…

May 27, 2020 @ 9:01 pm

Ruha Benjamin, Princeton Sociologist and Leading Thinker on Race and Technology, Will Be 2020 Graduation Speaker

The Columbia School of Social Work has announced that Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University…

May 9, 2020 @ 1:38 am

Desmond Patton on Bridging the Digital Divide for New York City Schoolchildren in Pandemic’s Wake

The pandemic is widening the digital divide, along with learning gaps, among school-age children in New York City. Desmond Patton…

May 8, 2020 @ 4:57 pm

The Case for Smarter Parole in New York

WATCH FULL SHOW (35-minute listen) | COVID-19 PLAYLIST | EDITED TRANSCRIPT | RESOURCES In the 3/18/20 episode of Social Impact…

April 15, 2020 @ 10:33 pm

Dr. Shear’s Work Widely Shared on China’s Tomb-Sweeping Day

As the impact of COVID-19 continued to alter lives worldwide this spring, Dr. M. Katherine Shear’s work on complicated grief…

April 14, 2020 @ 9:10 pm

Remembering Tony Tripodi: Alumnus, Educator, and Supporter

The Columbia School of Social Work mourns the loss of esteemed alumnus Tony Tripodi, who endowed a prestigious lecture series…

February 11, 2020 @ 8:41 pm

IN MEMORIAM: Honoring Notable Faculty and Alumni Lost in 2019

Ann Sulzberger Sand, left, who died last May, listens to fellow alumna Pauline Falk at the National Symposium on Outcomes…

February 3, 2020 @ 11:41 pm

Alumna Ada Deer Receives Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

The 1961 MSW graduate and the first woman to serve as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs was honored in her…

January 24, 2020 @ 6:25 pm

Meet the School’s 2019–2020 CSWE Master’s Minority Fellows

Today’s social justice-oriented MSW students are tomorrow’s culturally competent social work professionals. And now six of ours are receiving additional…

January 15, 2020 @ 9:25 pm

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