Your Weekly Low Down | December 2, 2016

Here's the latest news from your Columbia alumni community:

UPCOMING EVENTS:

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 

  • Congratulations to Nur Arafeh '13GS, who was selected as a 2017 Rhodes Scholar.¬†Arafeh is one of just three students who were selected from the region of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine (SJLP) this year, the first time that the Rhodes Trust has awarded scholarships in that region.

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  • A book by Columbia University Trustee¬†A'Lelia Bundles '76JRN¬†on Madam CJ Walker¬†to become a series¬†with actress Octavia Spencer.
  • Being a woman in leadership remains a hot button issue, the topic of presidential debates, policy discussions, and media attention alike. Joining the conversation, the CAA hosted a "Women Leading Change" panel featuring alumnae leaders Laurie Magid '85LAW, Kathleen Crowley '91MPH, '13DPH,¬†Maryam Banikarim '89BC, '93SIPA, '93BUS, and¬†Alexis Gelber '74BC '80JRN. Watch the panel.

  • This week on¬†The Low Down,¬†Kevin McCarthy '85CC, '91GSAS,¬†of the¬†Columbia Career Coaches Network,¬†reflected on recent life advice he gave his sons.

THE LOW DOWN:

  • Shopping for friends and family doesn't have to mean braving long lines and waiting in the bitter cold. For alumni, students, faculty, friends, and family, the¬†CAA Shop¬†can help take the guesswork out of shopping for your loved ones this holiday season.

    Read our guide to six items that make perfect gifts for the Columbians in your life, and receive a special discount code for use in the Shop!