Dear Columbia families,
It has been exactly 101 days since your student began fall 2012 classes here at Columbia University. From that first day of school, on September 4, through today, December 14, much has happened and much has changed. The end of the semester and calendar year offers us all a time to pause and reflect on our journeys and prepare for the start of a new year.
Our first year students have made an important step on their journey from dependence to interdependence. I imagine that as parents, you will notice profound changes in their intellectualism …