Your Weekly Low Down | August 12, 2016

The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) has been sweeping the ALUMpics this week!


  • During the Olympics in Rio, a second battle for gold has been taking place on Instagram. The CAA has been competing for the top spot with Ivy+ peers¬†Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, and Stanford in this year's ALUMpics‚ÄĒand has swept the week with all gold medals so far!¬†Learn more from¬†The Low Down¬†about ALUMpics¬†and head to the CAA Instagram to give today's photo a like and help Columbia take all!¬†

    Winners-01.png                                                  (One of the CAA's gold medal-winning Instagram photos)



  • Katie Meili '13CC won the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Olympics in Rio. Congratulations, Katie!¬†

                                                       (Katie Meili, right. Photo:

  • Kris Ishibashi¬†'78BC, '82BUS¬†of the Columbia Career Coaches Network weighed in on the benefits of a career transition.

  • Rio is experiencing something of a moment right now, thanks to¬†the Olympics. This week,¬†The Low Down asked a Rio local (the Vice President of the¬†Columbia Alumni Club of Rio) to offer her top 10 tips, activities, and must-sees.¬†


  • Trent Dimas '02GS worked for an advertising agency in New York, graduated from law school, coached gymnastics at Yale, and now works as a fundraiser for the University of Colorado School of Medicine. But before doing all that, Dimas won a gold medal in gymnastics at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

    The Low Down gives you a glimpse into the world of an Olympic athlete through Dimas: How one gets to that level of competition, what it’s like to qualify for the games, what it's like to actually win, and what comes after.