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The film is a companion to George Saunders’ new eponymous novel that tells the story of a grieving president as he spends the night in the cemetery where his beloved son lies in rest.

Feb. 2 - Colm Tóibín has been honored by Liverpool University with a Chancellorship. For more information, see coverage by The Guardian.

University Provost, John H. Coatsworth, awarded Profs. Sharon Marcus and Nicholas Dames a grant for their proposed Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "The Great Novels." For more information, see: https://provost.columbia.edu/node/282.