Trisha Mukherjee
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Trisha Mukherjee, a senior in Columbia College studying Human Rights with a specialization in English, was recently awarded one of the Office of University Life’s first Racial Justice Mini-Grants for her project “CU Against Racism: A Podcast Series Exploring Anti-Racist Efforts at Columbia.”  She was born and raised in New Jersey and is a proud daughter of Indian immigrant parents. She is interested in the intersections of immigration, storytelling, and decolonization.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

With a challenging academic year ahead, a consortium of Centers and Institutes will offer funding for proposals that cultivate student engagement and enhance the online learning experience for Columbia students and instructors. As many universities and colleges grapple with the reality of online and hybrid instruction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty members, teaching assistants, instructors, and students prepare to learn and teach in unprecedented ways. Structuring engaging online or hybrid courses is not a simple task.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

On February 8th, FIMI (the International Indigenous Women’s Forum) launched the 2021 edition of the Global School of Indigenous Women Leaders-a remote program this year. A record number of 35 Indigenous women from 20 countries and 28 Indigenous Peoples are participating this year. The overall program is organized in 390 hours, of which 190 hours are theoretical and 200 practical hours, which are developed over eight months, with a modular study regime.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

1996 Advocate TJ Kaguri spoke to current HRAP participants as well as HRAP alumni about his 20-year journey educating HIV/AIDS orphans in southwestern Uganda through the organization he founded, Nyaka.  Kaguri has built two primary schools and one secondary and vocational school. Nyaka's programming has impacted more than 60,000 children.  

By Elsa Stamatopoulou
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Deb Haaland is the first Native American to ever be nominated as head of a US Department. What is the broader framework that will help us appreciate the significance of this nomination?
Deb Haaland is from New Mexico, from the Laguna Pueblo and Jemes Peoples. She is a jurist and has worked in the administration of the Laguna Pueblo as well as in the Democratic Party. She was first elected to Congress in 2018. (1)