Your Weekly Low Down | March 10, 2017

Inspiring alumnae, Legends of the Ivy League, and trailblazing Law graduates in this week's Low Down roundup: 



  • The Ivy League selected Columbia Hall of Famers Jonathan Schiller '69CC, '73LAW and Judie Lomax '10BC as Legends of Ivy League Basketball. The award¬†recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to‚ÄĒand left a lasting impact on‚ÄĒtheir respective basketball programs and universities.¬†

  • Teachers College alumna¬†Imbolo Mbue is a¬†2017 PEN/Faulkner Finalist.¬†

  • This week on The Low Down,¬†we visited the¬†Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio. The Studio, developed through Columbia Entrepreneurship, brings innovators from across campus to pitch human-centered design ideas, identifying problems and dreaming up solutions for everything from micro-gardening to a dream team of surgeons in East Africa. The Low Down¬†sat down with the directors of the Design Studio to talk about how to think like an entrepreneur and the first step to conceiving a great idea.


  • Aboard the USS Intrepid, Columbia engineering students are inspiring the next generation.


  • Law alumni are offering advocacy and legal assistance after the recent immigration executive order, including an assistant state attorney general working on a lawsuit challenging the order, a solo practitioner who answered the call for volunteers at airports, and an Amnesty International attorney organizing briefings on Capitol Hill.


  • "This work was a defining moment for me. Going to the OEM office every week, though stressed by schoolwork, and trying to squeeze in time with friends, gave me purpose. I felt like I was actively involved in saving lives, using my science background to plan for emergencies that we were uncertain would ever happen. I knew that this was what I wanted to do, and it is the path I am still on: forecasting unforeseen climate-driven emergencies, and creating plans to protect lives and ecosystems."‚ÄĒKimberley Miner '13SIPA (Read more of Miner's story on ColumbiaYou, and share your story, too.)



  • In honor of Women's History Month and this past week's International Women's Day, we looked back at a¬†Low Down¬†article that highlights some of our talented alumnae who have shaped history. What Columbia alumnae inspire you? Let us know at¬†