The The Report of the President's Committee on the Educational Future of Columbia University (also known as The Educational Future of the University and the MacMahon Report), was a comprehensive two-year internal assessment and review of Columbia. It was a major undertaking commissioned by University President Grayson Kirk and led by a committee of six faculty members, chaired by Professor Arthur MacMahon. The final report made a number of recommendations regarding restructuring the University, including reforming General Studies and establishing a new undergraduate college devoted to the sciences. In addition, the report assessed Columbia's standing vis-a-vis its peers and concluded that Columbia stood firmly in third among american universities, behind only Harvard and Berkeley.
It stands in stark contrast with the Marcus Commission Report of 1979.
- President 's Committee To Report Tomorrow, Columbia Spectator, 8 January 1958
- Columbia Spectator, 9 January, 1958 - Issue devoted to Reporting and Analysis of MacMahon Report
- At Press Conference Macmahon Discusses Committee Proposals, Columbia Spectator, 10 January 1958
- Columbia Spectator, 13 January, 1958 - Additional reporting on MacMahon Report