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.
Television appearances, record deals, podcasts and more - College alumni are in the news.
Last weekend's victory gave the Lions their longest winning streak since 1996. This weekend they face Penn at Columbia Homecoming.
Professional basketball contracts, Emmy awards, solo albums and literary prizes - CC alumni are doing it all.