Your Weekly Low Down | August 18, 2017

Here's what you may have missed this week from your Columbia community. 



  • Congratulations to the Columbia alumni among this year's Student Academy Awards Finalists! Priscilla Thompson '16JRN, Joy Jihyun Jeong '16JRN, and Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic '17SOA made the cut.

  • Forty years after stumbling into sports law, attorney Jeffrey Kessler '75CC '77LAW is fighting to reshape college sports. Read Kessler's story on The Huffington Post.

  • We're already excited about this newest group of future P&S alumni! More than 150 members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Class of 2021 recited the Hippocratic Oath for the first time at their White Coat Ceremony this week.

                                      (New members of the P&S Class of 2021 at their White Coat Ceremony) 

  • The FDA has approved emergency use of a Zika test developed by Mailman School of Public Health scientists.

  • Interviewing for jobs? This week, Columbia Career Coach Josh Spodek '93CC, '96GSAS, '99GSAS, '06BUS shared a practice that can prevent you from accepting a job that's not the right fit.

    JoshuaSpodek_picture.jpg                                                                                       (Josh Spodek)


  • The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) is happy to share the news of a new Shared Interest Group, Columbia First-Generation and Low-Income Alumni Network (CFLAN), which is in the process of being formed. RSVP now to join fellow alumni at Amity Hall on August 30 to kick off the formation of this new group.

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