Catch up on the latest news from your Columbia alumni community this week.
Ahead of this year's Pulitzer Prize announcements on April 18 at Columbia Journalism School, we looked back at some Columbians who have won the coveted prize throughout the years. The prizes will be streamed live on Pulitzer.org on the 18th.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
We crowned a champion of #ColumbiaMovieMadness. After a few weeks of voting, Ghostbusters came out on top. Check out the film's cool Columbia connection here. Thanks for voting!
Melody Wilding '11SW, of the Columbia Career Coaches Network, wrote about five books guaranteed to unlock your creative genius. Get her list here.
- Fiddler on the Roof (April 16: New York, NY)
- Columbia at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17: New York, NY)
- Spring Dance Concert (April 23: Miami, FL)
THE LOW DOWN:
Alex Finley* '94CC, '97JRN joined the CIA in 2003, serving six years in West Africa and Europe. After leaving the agency in 2009, she returned to writing and found her voice lent itself well to humor. In addition to her work for Slate, Reductress, and Funny or Die, she is set to publish Victor in the Rubble: A Satire of the CIA and the War on Terror on April 15. The book was inspired by her time at the CIA and some of the bureaucratic frustrations that she had.
We spoke to Finley for The Low Down podcast about the book, her work with the agency, and what the future of the CIA might look like.
* Her pen name