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Championing a Common Cause

Podcaster Mila Atmos ’96 wants listeners to join the political conversation.

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“This Is Our Home Too”

Meet the artist behind NYC’s notable anti-hate campaign.

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The Alum Who Designed the NYC Subway

Boost your knowledge of Columbia history with our “Did You Know?” video short.
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Is Too Much Screen Time Bad for Kids?

Media advocate Ellen Pack’87, BUS’90 is here to ease parents’ minds about this growing pandemic concern.

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Video: A Bright Welcome for the Year of the Ox

Joanne Kwong ’97 gives us a tour of the Light Up Chinatown project.

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The Extraordinary Life of Pixley Seme CC 1906

A Black History Month Exclusive: The College’s first Black graduate helped to unify South Africa.

Star Search

Rebecca Oppenheimer ’94 studies some of the oddest objects in the universe.

The Core Curriculum’s Second Century

How the experience of the Core will evolve for today’s — and tomorrow’s — students.

The Guru of Gotham

Mike Wallace ’64 is the “radical historian” behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicles of New York City.

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The Kitchen Magician

Greg Rales ’12 is mixing up “big, maximalist” flavors at Red Gate Bakery.

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Reporting on the Trump Presidency, by an AP Insider

A White House reporter reflects on having a front-row seat for this unprecedented period in politics and journalism.

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VOLUME 48 NUMBER 2 WINTER 2020–21

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Alexis Boncy SOA’11

EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Lisa Palladino

DEPUTY EDITOR
Jill C. Shomer

ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Anne-Ryan Sirju JRN’09

FORUM EDITOR
Rose Kernochan BC’82

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
James C. Katz ’72
Alex Sachare ’71
Thomas Vinciguerra ’85

ART DIRECTOR
Eson Chan

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