1919 in Columbia history:
- January 20: the Columbia College faculty decide to merge two courses, Philosophy A and History A, into a new general course for all students: Contemporary Civilization. This move marked the beginnings of the Core Curriculum.
- September: the first semester of Contemporary Civilization begins to be taught
- Professors angry at Nicholas Murray Butler's attempts to stifle professorial dissent during World War I leave Columbia to found the New School for Social Research
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