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Robert Friedman Awarded the Mark Van Doren Teaching Award

Congratulations to Prof. Robert Friedman for winning the Mark Van Doren Teaching award! This honor is given by the Columbia College Academic Awards Committee to recognize a faculty’s humanity, devotion to truth, and inspiring leadership.

The Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching has been awarded annually since 1962 and was established in honor of Mark Van Doren GSAS ’21, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, novelist, scholar, and legendary teacher who inspired generations of Columbia students. Check out all the previous award winners here, and find out more information about Columbia College’s Academic Prizes.

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