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Congratulations to the Columbia class of 2024

Columbia Daily Spectator, May 15, 2024

Your Columbia education has sought to teach you to be independent thinkers, comfortable in a diverse community, and capable of excellence. Make the most of it. I offer you my heartfelt congratulations to you and to your friends and family who are rightly proud of you. Good luck.

Minouche Shafik: Universities must engage in serious soul searching on protests

Financial Times, May 9, 2024

Rather than tearing ourselves apart, universities must rebuild the bonds within ourselves and between society and the academy based on our shared values and on what we do best: education, research, service and public engagement.

Columbia University President: What I Plan to Tell Congress Tomorrow

The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2024

Antisemitism and calls for genocide have no place at a university. My priority has been the safety and security of our community, but that leaves plenty of room for robust disagreement and debate.

Minouche Shafik: The Everywhere Economist

IMF Finance & Development, September 2023. 

Nicholas Owen profiles Columbia’s Minouche Shafik, whose career spans international development, central banking, and writing on the social contract.

Get to Know Minouche Shafik, Columbia’s Twentieth President

Columbia Magazine, August 23, 2023

She’s a top economist, an expert on international development, a baroness, and a global citizen. How will she lead Columbia?

At a Manhattan Park With a Troubled History, a Promising Research Site

The New York Times, July 21, 2023

The artificial pond in Morningside Park, on the site where Columbia University once tried to build a gym, has been covered with toxic algae for years.

Nemat ‘Minouche’ Shafik: The challenge of equal opportunity

El País, July 9, 2023

Columbia University’s first female president takes office just as the Supreme Court strikes down affirmative action in education

Tonight with Andrew Marr

LBC, April 17, 2023

How to fix the UK’s higher and further education finance system

Financial Times, April 9, 2023

There are precedents for what works — cross-party agreement on reforms that can be sustained for a generation.

6 of 8 Ivy Leagues will soon have women as presidents — an expert explains why this matters

The Conversation, April 4, 2023

For the first time, a majority of Ivy League schools will soon be led by women.

Three New York universities name first women presidents

City & State New York, March 13, 2023

Fordham University, Columbia University, and New York University have all hired women to lead them in the past year, marking historic milestones for the universities.

Women Take Presidential Roles at Major Universities

Insight Into Diversity, February 14, 2023

Several universities have made history in the past few months by appointing women to lead their institutions for the first time, and other higher education institutions have recently announced similarly historic appointments.

Women Rule the Ivies

Politico, January 27, 2023

Higher education’s most well-known and selective institutions will be mostly led by women this year.

Nemat ‘Minouche’ Shafik to lead Columbia as 20th University President

Columbia Daily Spectator, January 18, 2023

Shafik, a leading economist, will begin her new role on July 1.

A vision for a new Columbia: Shafik brings global scholarship and interest in diversity to presidency

Columbia Daily Spectator, January 18, 2023

Upholding Columbia’s status as a “global institution” is one of Shafik’s top priorities, she said at an event on Wednesday.

Columbia Names Nemat Shafik as President, the First Woman to Lead the University

The New York Times, January 18, 2023

An economist who runs the London School of Economics, Dr. Shafik will take over as higher education faces tumult over cost, free speech and a likely end to affirmative action.

Columbia University names Nemat Shafik as its first female president

The Washington Post, January 18, 2023

Shafik, an economist, now leads the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Columbia University Names Nemat Shafik as President, the First Woman to Hold the Post

The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2023

Shafik, an economist, currently leads London School of Economics and Political Science; six of the eight Ivy League schools will have a woman as president.

Minouche Shafik tapped as first woman to be president of Columbia University

CBS News, January 18, 2023

A woman will lead Columbia University for the first time.

Nemat Shafik is named the first woman to be president at Columbia University

NPR, January 18, 2023

Columbia University announced Wednesday that Nemat "Minouche" Shafik, an economist who has served as president of the London School of Economics since 2017, will be its next president.

Columbia University names Nemat “Minouche” Shafik as first woman president

New York Daily News, January 18, 2023

Columbia University has named Nemat “Minouche” Shafik its 20th president — and the first woman to run the school in its 268-year history, the university announced Wednesday.

Minouche Shafik named new Columbia University president

Manhattan Times, January 18, 2023

Minouche Shafik named new Columbia University president.

Columbia Names Its First Female President

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 18, 2023

Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, a leading economist whose career has focused on public policy and academe, will become the 20th president of Columbia University on July 1, 2023.

Shafik leaving LSE for Columbia University presidency

Times Higher Education, January 18, 2023

Former Bank of England deputy governor will replace long-serving president Lee Bollinger.

Columbia University names Egypt-born Minouche Shafik as its next President

Ahram Online, January 18, 2023

New York-based Columbia university announced on Wednesday that Egyptian-born figure Minouche Shafik would become its first-woman president next summer.

Columbia University names Egypt-born Nemat Shafik as first woman president

Al Arabiya, January 18, 2023

Columbia University named former Bank of England Deputy Governor and current London School of Economics President Nemat “Minouche” Shafik as its president, marking the first time a woman has been named to lead the renowned American educational institution.