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History of the Core

Columbia College celebrates a century of dialogue and debate through a year of festivities and conversations. 

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"It is a gift to be young and to be introduced to genius, in a way that will make it forever possible over a lifetime to return and deepen that capacity to experience more poignantly the mysteries of genius."

Lee C. Bollinger
2018 Commencement speech

"A human being has close kinship with the whole human race—not a bond of blood or seed, but a community of mind."

Marcus Aurelius
Meditations (Lit Hum Syllabus 1937-1941)

"Do you think it is a small matter" asks Socrates, "to determine which whole way would make living most worthwhile for each of us?"

Plato
Philosopher

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