Your Weekly Low Down | August 25, 2017

Here's what's happening in your alumni community.



  • This week, alumni Julia Stiles '05CC and Michael Musto '76CC weighed in on "What I Really Learned in College" in The Village Voice.

  • A new Columbia Medical Center study suggests intensive blood pressure control is worth the extra cost.

  • For the first episode of The Low Down's brand-new miniseries The Future Is...., we're honored to feature A'Lelia Bundles '76JRN, a University Trustee, veteran journalist, and author. Bundles comes from a long line of successful, well-known women, including one of the first African American self-made millionaires and a Harlem Renaissance darling. But rather than go into the family business, Bundles took her own path—in 1960, she discovered her calling as a writer at the ripe old age of eight. Listen to Bundles' story here.

  • Congratulations to the Columbia Alumni Associations of DC and Taiwan! The clubs were announced as this year's Regional Club of Excellence Award-winnersThe Low Down spoke with alumni leaders of both of these organizations to learn about their clubs' history, members, secrets of success, and advice for fellow Columbians. Check out the interviews with CAA DC and CAA Taiwan


  • The Columbia Alumni Association of Seattle recently held its summer BBQ event, which attracted more than 70 alumni. In celebration of summer, attendees enjoyed food and drinks, games, and mingling with friends, old and new.

    The season may be winding down, but fall events for Columbia alumni will be ramping up across the globe. Find a Regional Club near you and get involved! 


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