Cheer on Columbia in This Year's ALUMpics

While some Columbians are competing in Rio, another battle for the gold is taking place online‚ÄĒthe Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) is a contender in this year's Alumpics.

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Our Olympians

Join us for a look celebrating Columbia University's own Olympians, going back over 30 years.  The impressive list includes two siblings who both won silver medals in 2008, the three-time Olympian who took home the gold when she was studying law at Columbia, and this year's Olympians heading to Rio: a student, three alums, and a coach.  

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Stay tuned for more about Columbia and the Olympics, including reflections from previous medalists we'll be interviewing and publishing here on The Low Down, and insight into Brazil from the Columbia Club of Rio.

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 22, 2016

Get the latest from your Columbia alumni community in this week's Low Down: 

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The Definition of an Explorer

One of the most pressing and universal issues of our day is how to address climate change. Although most do agree that the environment has evolved tremendously over time, many are not aware of how rapidly the recent changes are occurring and what the consequences can mean for us in the years to come.

That’s where researchers like Hugh Ducklow come in. 

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Overcoming Automated Resume Scanners: How Can You Stand Out?

There has been buzz recently surrounding resumes being reviewed through automatic scanners and applicant tracking systems (ATS). Goldman Sachs is one company that is changing its hiring process, including an electronic screening tool for resumes and having applicants interview via a prerecorded-video platform. In a time when a computer is the first pair of eyes to evaluate your credentials, how can you stand out?

Members of the Columbia Career Coaches Network and the Columbia Alumni Career Coalition offer these eight tips: 

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It's Super Effective! Pokémon Go(es) to Morningside Campus

For those living under a rock (or Onix) this past week, you missed the launch of Pokémon Go, the new augmented reality mobile app game from Niantic and Nintendo that has been a smash hit among players around the world.

Those deep in the game already know that university campuses are PokéStop hotspots for students, alumni, and the visiting general public who are looking to catch 'em all. Morningside Heights is no exception. In fact, so many places on campus have been designated PokéStops that it's getting hard to keep track! Check out some of the most popular spots below.

Have you visited them all?

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 15, 2016

Pokemon, polo, and precision medicine at Columbia this week: 

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Who You Gonna Call?


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The Ghostbusters reboot just opened in theaters across the country. So, it seemed like the perfect time to revisit the movie that not only started it all, but also arguably gave Columbia its biggest movie cameo yet.

Don't believe us? Just check out the still (on the left) of the movie's opening title sequence with Columbia's Alma Mater and Butler Library featured prominently. Of course, Columbia looks less gloomy these days.

Keep reading for even more photographic evidence.

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 8, 2016

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The New York Times and Columbia

When The New York Times and Columbia University meet, there are a number of interesting things to discover. Two of the most notable institutions residing in the heart of New York City, The Times and Columbia are linked together through the movement of people and the incredible ideas that they carry.

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