1912 in Columbia history:
- September 25: the Journalism School holds its first classes, with 78 students in attendance, as the only journalism school in the Ivy League
- William H. Carpenter becomes the first to claim the office of Provost since 1816
- George Edmund Haynes is the first African-American to receive a Columbia PhD. His disseratation was titled "The Negro at Work in New York City"
- The Albert Marion Elsberg Prize for modern history is created
- The Trustees get around to legally renaming the institution a "university"
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