Your Weekly Low Down | September 15, 2017

Here's the latest from your Columbia alumni community.



  • Columbia researchers led a large-scale study of genetic data, which shows that humans are still evolving.

  • Congratulations to the newest Columbia Trustees. This week, the University announced that Alexander Navab '87CC, a partner and former head of the Americas Private Equity business at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and Li Lu '96CC, '96LAW, '96BUS, founding general partner at Himalaya Capital, have been elected to the Board.

  • In the newest episode of The Low Down's "The Future Is..." we hear from Ayushi Roy '14CC, a recent alumna who has been a champion of human rights and underrepresented groups since her time as a student leader on campus. Listen to Roy's story.

  • Shukree Hassan Tilghman '12SOA, a writer for the award-winning This is Us, discusses his experience working on the show. 

  • New York Mets announcer Gary Cohen '81CC went from the kid in the stands to the man at the mic. Learn more about his remarkable career.

  • This month, we're celebrating stories of education on ColumbiaYou. Read about 2014 Social Work alumna Safiatou Coulibaly's journey from Africa to Columbiaas well as how the School of General Studies changed the life of Oscar Alvarez '17GS.


  • Columbia Magazine's fall issue is here! Grab it from your mailbox or check it out online. The issue features a timely cover story on how Columbia researchers are monitoring polar ice melt and the impact of sea-level rise. Start reading.



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