Columbia College mourns the loss of Wm. Theodore de Bary CC’41, GSAS’53, who entered Columbia College as a scholarship student in 1937 and spent close to 70 years at Columbia, having become a professor and also having served as provost.
Rough Night marks the first big studio R-rated comedy directed by a woman in nearly 20 years – and that woman is Lucia Aniello CC’04.
Columbia’s Fiscal Year 2017 closed on June 30, we took a moment to recognize the thousands of College alumni, parents, students and friends who played a role in sustaining the future of alma mater.
On July 1, 2017, the Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA) welcomed its new president, Michael Behringer CC’89. Behringer steps into the role held for three years by Doug Wolf CC’88.
College alumnae featured on Crain’s New York list of the Most Powerful Women 2017; Lucia Aniello CC’04 made her film directorial debut with Rough Night, a comedy starring Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon CC’06; and more.
All eyes are on Rep. Beto O’Rourke CC’95 (D-Texas) who is from El Paso and trying to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R). Having earned an English literature degree from the College, O’Rourke is noted for already pulling off two upsets, the first to become a city councilman, and the second, and more important, in his 2012 congressional victory against Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas), a 16-year incumbent.
More than 5,000 alumni and friends from across Columbia’s four undergraduate schools — including 1,600 Columbia College alumni — returned to Morningside Heights for Reunion 2017 held June 1-4. Attendees joined from near and far … as far away as Switzerland, Pakistan and Japan!
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