Columbia's Intellectual Analysis

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Stepping onto Columbia’s campus on 116th Street was like walking into an architectural version of myself. The air smelled of intellectual curiosity and ambition. The sound of a nearby feminism debate greeted my ears. A monumental library engraved with the names of history’s greatest philosophers and authors enticed my vision. From this moment, I knew Columbia University was where I wanted to be.

Initially I was intrigued by the most prevalent factors of Columbia’s appeal: the prestige, the historical significance, and the location -- the heart of the greatest city in the world. What held my interest, however, was none of these things; it was mechanisms utilized on campus to help students find and use their voices.

The first tool is the Core

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