Second Careers
Not Your Average
  Game Show Host
Straddling Artistic



Cover Story

Dean Austin Quigley, speaking on South Field on a glorious, sunny morning, urged graduates to uphold their responsibilities as citizens of the world and to "shoulder personal responsibility to make it a better world. Your happiness will come not just from the goods that you acquire, but from the good that you do." [more]

Second Careers

When choosing a major or a graduate school program, students commonly feel as if they are rolling out the map of their entire careers. As Dr. Seuss tells graduates in Oh, The Places You'll Go!: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." [more]


Not Your Average Game Show Host

Five times a week on Comedy Central (check your local listings for air times), Ben Stein '66 pits his Columbia-trained intellect against one great mind after another on Win Ben Stein's Money: Dave from Los Angeles; Amy from Stanford; Joe, a programmer with Microsoft. They're all smart (they must take a test to be on the show), but Stein is smarter, at least most of the time. [more]


Straddling Artistic Worlds
With a languid swagger, Adam Mansbach '98 assumes a makeshift stage in the back room of Newtonville Books in Newton, Mass. With a microphone in hand, a black suit and black undershirt as his uniform and a three-piece band to back him, Mansbach reads from his debut novel, Shackling Water. [more]




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