Show of Solidarity

Columbia University Low Library lit with the colors of the Ukraine flag, in March 2022
Eileen Barroso

Following what Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger called “the horrors of the Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine and the unspeakable acts of criminal violence, brutality, and violations of international law,” Low Library was illuminated this spring in the Ukrainian national colors. The gesture came as the University announced the expansion of its displaced-scholars program to include refugees from the war in Ukraine. Bollinger, in a message to the Columbia community, wrote, “We are eager to welcome these students and scholars to our campuses.”