Your Weekly Low Down | March 23, 2018

Read up on the latest events and news from your Columbia alumni community.



  • This week, Barnard alumna, actress, and activist Cynthia Nixon '88BC announced she is running for governor of New York.

  • Columbia's Center for Veteran Transition and Integration announced a collaboration with Citi to increase educational programming for veterans and military family members transitioning to college, civilian life, and the workforce. 

  • A crowdsourced family tree project, led by Columbia computer scientist Yaniv Erlich, yields new insights about marriage, longevity, and migration.


  • Celebrate Columbia's culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at the 5th Annual StartupColumbia Festival, happening April 5-6. The Festival will include discussions around entrepreneurship hot topics, good eats from alumni food startups, wine tastings, and conversations with 2008 Obama presidential campaign COO Henry De Sio Jr., inventor and professor Elizabeth Hillman, and unicorn founder Marco Zappacosta '07CC. Register today.


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