Your Weekly Low Down | January 26, 2018

Check out the latest news and ideas from your Columbia community.



  • This week, Columbia Journalism School announced the creation of The Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights. The center, directed by award-winning journalist Jelani Cobb, will convene leaders in journalism, civil rights, and human rights and conduct research into social justice issues.

  • The Low Down had a conversation with Don Schoendorfer '72SEAS about his inspiring organization Free Wheelchair Mission. The biomedical engineer by trade changed his career path in 2001 to found the non-profit, which donated its one-millionth wheelchair this year to a child in need. What compelled Schoendorfer to take this leap? Read his story.  

  • Columbia Career Coach Debra Feldman '72NRS, '74PH just released an e-guide, The New Rules of Job Search for Executives and is offering it for free for a limited time. Learn more and download here.

    Feldman is one of more than two dozen alumni members of the Columbia Career Coaches Network. Check out the full Network and read the coaches' expert career advice right here on The Low Down

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg '59LAW, a speaker at next month's She Opened the Door women's conference at Columbia, spoke to NPR at the Sundance Film Festival this week to discuss topics including her personal experience with sexual harassment and her next step after graduating at the top of her class at the Law School. Ginsburg was at Sundance to attend the premiere of the CNN Films documentary RBG, which was produced and directed by Columbians.

    RBG is one of dozens of films directed, produced, or written by Columbia alumni, students, and staff. Check out the complete list here.


  • Did you know? As a member of the CAA's free Arts Access program, you get exclusive access to the top theater tickets, talk-backs with Broadway stars, the chance to attend concerts by musical greats, and more. Read more about this exciting benefit, open to all Columbia alumni. 

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