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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Hamilton and Jay: Get the Low Down on Columbia's Founding Fathers

Did you know that Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, two of America's Founding Fathers‚ÄĒand half of the "Quartet" behind the adoption of the Constitution‚ÄĒare Columbia alumni? In his book, The Quartet,¬†released last year, Joseph Ellis says¬†the men¬†were responsible for "the most creative and consequential act of political leadership in American history." ¬†

In honor of upcoming Independence Day, here are a few facts about Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.

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Columbia's King of the Jungle and the Columbia Alumni Who Crowned Him

You may know that Columbia's lion‚ÄĒa ubiquitous theme seen around campus and the universal emblem of the entire Columbia¬†athletics community, including Barnard‚ÄĒhas long been a part of who we are, but you may not know that Columbia alumni played pivotal roles in its history, evolution, and adoption as part of our school identity. ¬†

Here are six facts you may not know about Columbia's king of the jungle, and the Columbia alumni who crowned him. 

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Out of This World: Tim Kopra '13BUS Returns to Earth After Space Mission

Columbia Business School alumnus Tim Kopra '13BUS landed on Earth this weekend after six months on the International Space Station (ISS).

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Meet the 2016 Alumni Medalists

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Every year, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA)¬†recognizes alumni for distinguished service of 10 years or more to the University‚ÄĒincluding its schools, alumni associations, regional Columbia Clubs, and University-wide initiatives.¬†The Medal was first awarded in 1933 and is the highest honor bestowed to alumni by the University.

The medals will be formally awarded at Columbia Commencement. Tune in to watch the live broadcast on May 18. 

 

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Engineering Alumni Use Lending Startup to Help Fellow Immigrants


Published on Behalf of Rohit Mittal '12SEAS

My co-founder, Priyank Singh '11SEAS, and I graduated from Columbia a few years ago. I did an MS in Operations Research and he did an MS in Computer Science. We both originally moved to the United States from India and, like all international students, we had to figure out a lot of new things, including transportation, culture, and housing.

 

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Columbia to Cooperstown

 

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Did you know that five Columbia alumni have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?  

With another spring training in the books and baseball season back in the swing of things, we take a look back at the Columbia greats who made it all the way to Cooperstown.

Read on for even more hard-hitting trivia:

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Columbia Alumni Pulitzer Prize Winners

In honor of year's Pulitzer Prize announcements on April 18 at Columbia Journalism School, we looked back at some Columbians who have won the coveted prize throughout the years.

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Reflections on Asian Columbia Alumni Association's 20th Anniversary

Posted on behalf of Chester Lee '70SEAS, '74BUS

Ahead of the Asian Columbia Alumni Association's (ACAA) 20th Anniversary Gala on April 30, one of the founders looks back at the group's history.

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Columbia University Band Alumni Association Writes on Its History

By the Columbia University Band Alumni Association:

They say it takes a village to raise a child. At the Columbia University Band Alumni Association, we're finding that a village of alumni can do a pretty good job of piecing together the history of an organization with a rich but largely uncollected past.

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