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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.”

Columbia provides update on undergraduate health and wellness initiative

February 14, 2018

As chair of the JED Steering Committee, Dean James J. Valentini recently provided an update to students regarding Columbia’s multi-year plan to assess undergraduate health and wellness resources, which included 14 key objectives.

Alumni in the News: February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018

On February 6, composer and musician Nico Muhly ’03 did a Q&A with The New York Times, “Nico Muhly on the ‘Ecstatic Disruption’ of Philip Glass’s Music.” Muhly effuses about Glass’s work saying, “Philip’s body of work has these forgotten gems. Finding this is like finding a door in your house to a room you never knew existed.”

Holder Initiative hosts first event in American Voter Project series

January 30, 2018

On January 24, the Eric H. Holder Initiative for Civil and Political Rights hosted American Voter Project: The Impact and Future of the Electoral College, the first in its five-part American Voter Project series being held this spring.