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Alumni in the News: December 18, 2017

December 17, 2017

Rujeko Hockley ’05 was chosen to co-curate the Whitney Biennial, opening spring 2019. Inaugurated in 1932, the Biennial is the longest-running continual survey of contemporary American art. In a press release announcing the event, Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s deputy director for programs and the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, said: “Jane [Panetta, the co-curator] and Ru are two of the most compelling and engaged curatorial voices of our moment, with broad and sensitive instincts for artistic and cultural relevance.”

Reporter Jodi Kantor CC’96 Leads National Conversation About Sexual Misconduct

December 12, 2017

On October 5, 2017, Jodi Kantor CC’96’s  seminal article in The New York Times, co-authored with Megan Twohey, about the decades of sexual harassment complaints against Harvey Weinstein was published. It helped launch the national conversation about sexual misconduct that’s dominated the news cycle this fall, from scandals involving high-powered executives and celebrities to an outpouring of stories from women and men using the hashtag #MeToo. (Go here for a full list of stories written by and featuring Kantor.)

University Trustee Jonathan S. Lavine CC’88 honored at Alexander Hamilton Dinner

November 20, 2017

Columbia College awarded University Trustee Jonathan S. Lavine CC’88 the Alexander Hamilton Medal on November 16 at a black-tie dinner held in Low Rotunda. The medal is the highest honor awarded to a member or members of the College community for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor.

Franklin Foer CC’96 Explores the Existential Threat of Big Tech

November 14, 2017

How much power do we give giants like Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google? All too much, according to writer Franklin Foer CC’96, whose own name has appeared online numerous times in features this fall.