AitN: April 9, 2018

College alumni are making their marks in the business world. David Chubak ’02 was named to Crain’s New York Business40 under 40 list; Chubak is head of global retail banking and mortgage for Citibank. Sam Waldo ’10 was named to the 2018 Forbes' 30 Under 30 – Asia list in the social entrepreneurs category; Waldo is co-founder and CEO of Mantra Eyewear.

Katori Hall

Katori Hall '03

Xanthe Elbrick

In theater news, playwright Katori Hall ’03’s new show, Tina — a musical about Tina Turner — began previews on March 21 and is set to open on April 17 at London’s Aldwych Theatre. Henry Aronson ’78 is a pianist for Rocktopia, which opened on March 27 on Broadway; according to New York Theatre Guide, “Rocktopia is billed as ‘an explosive musical event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical compositions…’”

On March 20, The New York Times Magazine featured Morgan Parker ’10’s poetry book There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé in the magazine’s “New Sentences” section, which features commentary on one line from a book, song or television show. The piece explores the meaning of Parker’s line, “Summertime and the living is extraordinarily difficult.”

Spring '68

Student protesters entering Morningside Park.

Hugh Rogers

More than a dozen College alumni participated in Vanity Fair’s “‘The Whole World Is Watching’: An Oral History of the 1968 Columbia Uprising.” The piece is a discussion among the major participants in the Spring ’68 protests, as well as alumni who were students on campus at that time. The feature opens with, “In April 1968, hundreds of students at Columbia University took over campus buildings in an uprising that caught the world’s attention. Fifty years later, they reflect on what went right and what went wrong.” CCT’s cover story about ’68, “Fifty Years Later,” will be available online tomorrow.