A View from the Class: Benjamin Seebaugh MPA ’20

The SIPA Office of Alumni and Development is pleased to share A View from the Class, a series featuring current SIPA students, recently graduated alumni, and faculty. Hello, I am Benjamin Seebaugh, a recent Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate, concentrating in International Security Policy and specializing in Technology, Media, and Communications. I was also honored to serve as president…

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Catching up with Peter Zheng MPA ’20

Last year Peter Zheng MPA ’20 shared his reflections on his first year at SIPA. He catches up with us after finishing his second and final year at SIPA during what is the most unusual semester anyone has ever experienced. Along with landing a job at Facebook, Peter joins the Board of Directors of the…

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Juneteenth, June 19, 2020, will be a University holiday

Columbia University President Bollinger made this announcement on June 17, 2020: Dear fellow members of the Columbia community: I write to announce that Juneteenth, June 19, 2020, will be a University holiday for all students, faculty, and staff. As I have said many times before, Columbia University is not innocent of the structures of racism…

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Update for 2021 application period: GRE/GMAT test requirements

GRE or GMAT scores are required of all applicants, as we have found them to be useful indicators of academic ability. In light of disruptions caused by COVID-19 to the administration of these tests and the ability of many applicants to prepare for them, SIPA will accept applications for admission for January 2021 and September…

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Meet new team member Kathleen Vital-Herne

My name is Kathleen Vital-Herne, and I’m elated to be the newest member of the SIPA Admissions and Financial Aid team. I was born and raised in Queens, New York as a second-generation Haitian. I earned a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Stony Brook University, and a Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Columbia University’s…

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