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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 @ 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 @ 9:01 pm

Prof. Zuleka Henderson to POC Graduates: “How Proud Our Ancestors Are Today”

The following is the text of the keynote speech delivered by CSSW lecturer Zuleka Henderson at the 2nd Annual People…

May 22 @ 12:21 am

Prof. Ruha Benjamin Calls on Class of 2020 to Become “Champions of the Social Contract”

The following is the text of the graduation keynote delivered by Professor Ruha Benjamin at a virtual commencement held by…

May 21 @ 9:34 pm

Amid Pandemic, Dean Begg Tells Class of 2020: “You are our hope”

The following is the text of the opening remarks delivered by Dean Melissa Begg at a virtual commencement held by…

May 21 @ 2:45 pm

Join Us in Congratulating Class of 2020 Grads!

When Columbia University announced in March that classes would be going online, many of the School of Social Work’s degree…

May 18 @ 5:43 pm

Social Work Joins with Public Health to Frame a Response to COVID-19 Stigma and Racism

Interdisciplinary social work and public health panel addresses the long and unfortunate history of discriminatory behaviors, actions, and policies in…

May 13 @ 9:39 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 @ 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 @ 4:57 pm

Professors’ Ideas for Making the Most of Teaching Online

Left to right: Adjunct lecturers Maria Astudillo and Martin Englisher; full-time lecturer Amy Kapadia-Little; and Assistant Professor Samantha Winter. With…

May 5 @ 9:19 pm

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