Columbians Ahead of Their Time
Columbia 250 celebrated the people and ideas associated with Columbia that have shaped the world and how we see it. Here are a few Columbians—faculty, administrators, and alumni—who have had such an impact. We will continue to post new Columbians Ahead of Their Time profiles throughout 2005.

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James Renwick
"A magnificent Gothic Revival church, designed by an engineer who studied the copybooks of [English] theorists and detailers…One of the city's greatest treasures."
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Stephen Wise
"How can a rabbi be vital and independent and helpful if he be tethered and muzzled?" View


John Corigliano
"I find the best art coming out of HBO…No matter what it's doing, whether it's comic or horror, it knows it must reach an audience." View

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