Your Weekly Low Down | April 29, 2016

An out-of-the-ordinary tour of the Met and some amazing alumni achievements are on our radar this week. Here is your Columbia alumni weekly Low Down:


  • This is not your average art history lecture! Columbia alumni will receive a Museum Hack Columbia-themed tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 21. After the tour, enjoy a complimentary cocktail at the Rooftop Garden Bar. 

    Register now and receive an exclusive discount.




  • Ronnie Planalp '86BUS and Stephen Trevor '86CC have donated $2.5 million in gifts to Columbia

    According to the University, the majority of their giving—$2 million—will establish the endowed Planalp Trevor Dean's Curriculum Innovation Fund for Entrepreneurship at Columbia College, providing permanent support for the faculty teaching and the students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses. The Fund will also support, accelerate, and motivate the Columbia community’s programs and culture around innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship at Columbia College, now in the midst of its historic Core to Commencement Campaign.

  • Rohit Mittal '12SEAS wrote in The Low Down on the decision to start his lending company with fellow Columbia alumnus Priyank Singh '11SEAS

                                                                                   (Mittal and Singh)

  • Alumni have received many awards recently. John MacPhee '89CC, '12PH and Carlos Cuevas '05CC, '12SIPA, '12PH received alumni awards from Mailman School of Public Health for their achievements. Five School of the Arts alumni have received 2016 Guggenheim FellowshipsMarina Adams '83SOA, Jesse Ball '04SOA, Edmund Campion '87GSAS, '93SOA, Amanda Petrusich '03SOA, and Sue de Beer '98SOA. Congratulations!