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Alumni in the News: February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

The New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII on February 3, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13–3. Watch Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft ’63 celebrate by hoisting the Lombardi Trophy during a post-game Boston parade. This is the team’s sixth national title –– and 10th Super Bowl appearance –– since Kraft purchased the team in 1994.

Beto O’Rourke CC’95 returns to campus for conversation with College students

February 5, 2019

On February 5, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and Columbia College Dean James J. Valentini welcomed former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke CC’95 back to campus, where he spoke to College students in Low Rotunda. After O’Rourke’s opening remarks, where he spoke about his life as a public servant, the event was largely centered around an opportunity for students to ask O’Rourke questions.

A celebration of the life of Edward W. “Ted” Tayler

February 1, 2019

A celebration of the life of Professor Edward W. “Ted” Tayler will be held on Friday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of Low Library.

Alumni in the News: January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019

Films produced by Dede Gardner ’90’s Plan B Entertainment production company made a splash at the 2019 Oscar nominationsVice was nominated for Best Picture, as well as in the Lead Actor (Christian Bale), Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Director (Adam McKay), Original Screenplay, Film Editing, and Makeup and Hair categories. If Beale Street Could Talk was nominated for Original Score, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actress (Regina King).

Columbia College announces the 2019 John Jay Award Honorees

January 24, 2019

From reporting that ignited 2017’s #MeToo movement to award-winning creative work, this year’s John Jay Award honorees have made a lasting impact on the world of culture, public service, finance and beyond. Columbia College is proud to celebrate their professional achievements on Wednesday, March 6 at the 41st annual John Jay Awards Dinner. Proceeds from the dinner will support the College’s prestigious John Jay National Scholars Program.

Columbia College Today holds first-ever student short fiction contest

January 24, 2019

Columbia College Today (CCT) has announced its first-ever short fiction contest for Columbia College students, offering them the opportunity to showcase their creative writing skills while simultaneously providing them an opportunity to have their work read by three established alumni authors.

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