Columbia Libraries Documenting Events of 1968 through Historical Twitter Account

A new Columbia Libraries project is using a historical Twitter feed to document the protests that took place at the University in 1968.

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Alumna's Breathtaking Photo Series Set to Debut at NYC Gallery

Arizona-based artist and photographer Lisa Robinson '90CC returns to the city of her Alma Mater this week, with the opening of her fascinating new exhibit, Terrestra.

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One Alum's Journey from Dodge Hall to 'Commuting' between Red Square & the Pyramids

Alumnus Gregory Leet '88GSAS, '90GSAS, '02GSAS shares on The Low Down details about his fascinating journey from Columbia to traveling the world for his music career. 

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World Theatrical Premiere of WINNING, a Documentary by Jacqueline Joseph '91BUS

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In her new documentary, WINNING, Jacqueline Joseph '91BUS takes us on a journey through the careers of five legendary athletes: tennis champion Martina Navratilova, golf great Jack Nicklaus, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, track and field star Edwin Moses, and Dutch Paralympian Esther Vergee. The film premieres from September 8-14 at Cinepolis Cinemas in New York City, including a special event for CAA Arts Access on September 12. You can view the trailer for the film here

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Earth Days at Columbia

On April 22, 2017, the world will celebrate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. 

The initial Earth Day marked some interesting activities on Columbia's Morningside campus as well. Read on for a look at Earth Days at Columbia, then and now, and some Earth Day facts about how Columbia is a leader in sustainability, from academics to dining halls.

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Film Directed, Produced by Columbia Alumni Set to Premiere at Tribeca

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Rachel Israel's film, Keep the Change, has been a long time coming.

The 2013 School of the Arts alumna's creation, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this month, began as a short film for her graduate school thesis project. But Israel knew it had to become a feature length film.

"I had the idea of the feature even before I made the MFA short," she told The Low Down.

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Columbians at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Columbia will be at the center of it all at this year's Sundance Film Festival, celebrating the accomplishments of our alumni filmmakers. More than 20 of their films will be showcased in Park City, Utah, this month.  

We've rounded up all of this year's talented Columbia directors, producers, writers, and actors:

VIEW THE LIST HERE


Planning to be at Sundance this year? Join fellow Columbians for a reception at The Spur Bar and Grill on Saturday, January 21

Check out the alumni featured in last year's Festival.


Congratulations to all of the Columbia filmmakers! 

Interested in more arts-related programming? Learn more about CAA Arts Access here.


President Bollinger: The No-Censorship Approach to Life

Last week, Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger '71LAW published "The No-Censorship Approach to Life" in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Reflecting comments he made at fall Convocation, President Bollinger lays out how the University lives by First Amendment principles and how students today grapple with ideas.

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Columbia Celebrity Sightings

One of the many enviable perks of being a Columbia student is being able to meet people of all different cultures and backgrounds just by walking on campus. Notably, this includes the celebrities and renowned individuals that Columbia students may just casually bump into and meet. 

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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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