Your Weekly Low Down | April 8, 2016

Catch up on the latest news from your Columbia alumni community this week.

SPOTLIGHT:

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

  • We crowned a champion of #ColumbiaMovieMadness. After a few weeks of voting, Ghostbusters came out on top. Check out the film's cool Columbia connection here. Thanks for voting! ¬†

  • Melody Wilding '11SW, of the Columbia Career Coaches Network, wrote about five books guaranteed to unlock your creative genius. Get her list here.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

THE LOW DOWN:

  • Alex Finley* '94CC, '97JRN¬†joined the CIA in 2003, serving six years in West Africa and Europe. After leaving the agency in 2009, she returned to¬†writing¬†and found her voice lent itself well to humor. In addition to her work for¬†Slate,¬†Reductress, and¬†Funny or Die, she is set to publish¬†Victor in the Rubble: A Satire of the CIA and the War on Terror¬†on¬†April 15. The book was inspired by her time at the CIA and some of the bureaucratic frustrations that she had.¬†

    We spoke to Finley for The Low Down podcast about the book, her work with the agency, and what the future of the CIA might look like. 



    * Her pen name