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.
During his senior year at Columbia College, music science major Rostam Batmanglij CC’06 decided he was going to make a solo album. After years in the background as keyboardist, guitarist, backup vocalist, producer and co-writer for the band Vampire Weekend, which he formed with Ezra Koenig CC’06, Chris Tomson CC’06 and Chris Baio CC’07, he is on his own with the debut album Half-Light.
Now in his seventh year as Dean of Columbia College, James J. Valentini is more committed than ever to enhancing the student experience and to ensuring the College’s continued relevance as the world evolves and shifts in ways we cannot predict. In a September 29 letter to College alumni, Valentini shared a set of priorities and aspirations that includes the input and ideas of senior staff, faculty, students and alumni.