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Alumni in the News: April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

College alumni are making their marks in the business world. David Chubak ’02 was named to Crain’s New York Business’ 40 under 40 list; Chubak is head of global retail banking and mortgage for Citibank. Sam Waldo ’10 was named to the 2018 Forbes' 30 Under 30 – Asia list in the social entrepreneurs category; Waldo is co-founder and CEO of Mantra Eyewear.

Academy-Award winning producer Dede Gardner named Class Day speaker

March 30, 2018

Columbia College is pleased to announce that Academy-Award winning producer and Plan B Entertainment co-president Dede Gardner CC’90 will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Columbia College Class Day ceremony.

Earl Hall listed on National Register of Historic Places

March 27, 2018

Columbia University’s Earl Hall was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in recognition of Earl Hall as a venue for meetings and dances of Columbia’s Student Homophile League, which was the first gay student organization in the country.

Alumni in the News: March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” debuts on March 30 at Washington, D.C.’s Renwick Gallery. Stephanie Stebich ’88, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, said in a press release, “The Renwick Gallery and Burning Man are both creative laboratories where innovators go to play and to push the boundaries of their art. The experimental, participatory artwork of Burning Man reflects the Renwick Gallery’s focus on new directions in craft and making.” The large-scale, immersive show will be on display until January 21, 2019. “My challenge is to remind people that there is a vast country beyond the Eastern Seaboard that we need to be in conversation with, and we need to reflect [those areas’] creativity, inspirations and aspirations,” Stebich told CCTlast fall.

Alumni in the News: March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018

On March 7 The New York Times published an interview with playwright Tony Kushner ’78 about the upcoming Broadway revival of his Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning work, Angels in America. In “Tony Kushner, at Peace? Not Exactly. But Close.”, Kushner discusses his current projects (including new plays in the works) and how the 26-year-old Angels in America still “feels very much of the moment.”

David Vasquez CC’13 selected for Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

March 9, 2018

David Vasquez CC’13, a fellow at the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Career Program, has been selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University. He will pursue an M.B.A. at the Graduate School of Business.

Alumni in the News: February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018

On February 12, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled paintings of President Barack Obama ’83 and First Lady Michelle Obama. The portraits, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, have caused a sensation, with The Washington Post reporting that “thousands of visitors lined up for hours to see the works and snap selfies in front of them.”