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 Columbia,¬†as 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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