Catch up on the latest news from your Columbia alumni community this week.
- This week, Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck did not see their shadows as they emerged from their winter dens—signaling an early spring. However, if our experience with winters at Columbia is anything to go by, we won't be swapping our boots for flip flops any time soon. Check out these wintry scenes of our campus during this month in history, frozen in time.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
- Lynn Berger '84TC, '90TC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network gave us her advice on how to overcome a career slump.
- When TV and Internet collide: In our Low Down podcast this week, CNN's Meredith Artley addresses this digital shift head-on, discussing how the old barriers between "digital" and "traditional" journalism are crumbling faster than ever.
THE LOW DOWN:
- Our friends at Columbia College shared this interesting fact in honor of Black History Month: Ben Johnson '38CC was once known as the "world's fastest human." After he shattered a number of world records in the 1930s—and upset world champions Ralph Metcalfe and Jesse Owens—newspapers dubbed Johnson the "Columbia Comet." We celebrate some other accomplished and trailblazing black alumni here.
(Photo: Columbia University Athletics)
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