Your Weekly Low Down | September 8, 2017

Check out the latest from your Columbia community in this week's roundup.



  • Congratulations to the powerful, trailblazing alumnae, Madeleine Albright '68GSAS, '76GSAS and Ursula Burns '82SEAS, featured in the TIME Firsts list, "Women Who Are Changing the World."


  • Will recent brain trauma findings affect the future of football? Four alumni experts weigh in in Columbia College Today.

  • Check out the newest episode of The Low Down's "The Future Is...", which includes an interview with Nicole Crescimanno '11GSAS, who is accomplishing incredible things at Columbia's Earth Institute.

  • A job interview is a person-to-person communication, and some people are difficult, so you will likely encounter a difficult job interviewer at some point. Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC, of the Columbia Career Coaches Network, wrote in The Low Down this week about how alumni can handle this tricky situation.

  • Researchers cracked the code etched on an ancient clay tablet at Columbia's Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Read what they learned in The New York Times.


  • This week, Columbia released a statement unequivocally opposed ending to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and encouraging the reinstatement of DACA protections. Read the University's full statement here.

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