Press Coverage


A graduation 12 years in the making: One Syrian activist's road to his college degree (CNN)

The Story Behind the Song: How Two Broadway Stars Created a Columbia Anthem for the Ages (Columbia Magazine)

Sara Ziff And Her Model Alliance (The Frontlash)

A Syrian Refugee Earns a Bachelor’s Degree After Twelve Years (Columbia News)

Humility is Essential for Research (Sciences Po News)

World’s most fabulous financier is a model and Ivy League student (New York Post)

Class of 2020 finds ways to celebrate graduation despite coronavirus pandemic (CBS Evening News)

A Tony Award Winner Graduates with a Dual Degree (Columbia News)

Manhattan borough president hopes to open streets to restaurants (PIX 11)


Local Writer Starts Write Aid To Raise Money For PPE (Business West)

The State of Fashion Models in a Pandemic (New York Times)

Columbia’s WKCR Launches ‘New York Sings Along’ With Local Choir (Columbia News)

Jacques Pépin On Reconnecting In Crisis (Zagat)

Decade in review: A golden age of Columbia baseball (Columbia Spectactor)

Manhattan Borough Pres To Host Virtual Small Business Town Hall (Patch)

How Far Should Police Go in Enforcing Coronavirus Lockdowns? (New York Times)


Sheltering in Place: The Independent Film Community Faces the Coronavirus Shutdown (Filmmaker Magazine)

It’s Hard to Care About Food Waste Until You Have To (Esquire)

Researchers Making Use of ML Algorithms to Speed up COVID-19 Vaccine Discovery (Flint Reviewer)

Tasty tarts for Spring (The Emporia Gazette) 

VA unlawfully turned away vulnerable veterans for decades, study says, with 400,000 more at risk (Washington Post) 

BP Brewer open house highlights women’s history events (amNY)

“The Faces of Fashion” panel puts fashion industry malpractice on display (Columbia Spectator)

I met Weinstein, I was taken to see Epstein — my life as a model (The Times of London)


A World of Good (Vanity Fair)

Four students save lives with the help of Columbia University's naloxone training program (CNN)

Patients Better Informed About Health After HIV And HCV Tests That Give Immediate Results (Newswise)

Post-caucus event held in downtown Las Vegas (KTNV)

Opioid Avengers: Columbia Students Save Four Lives With Naloxone (Columbia News)

Victoria's Secret CEO Steps Down (Good Morning America)

From Columbia to the New York City Ballet, Dancer Christina Clark Performs a Balancing Act (Columbia Spectator) 

Victoria’s Secret added new safety measures. Models say it’s not enough. (The Detroit News)

My Epic Fail (Food and Wine)

Models demand 'meaningful action' from Victoria's Secret after harassment claims (USA Today)

Model Alliance demands Victoria's Secret reform workplace culture amid sexual misconduct accusations (Good Morning America)


Exclusive Sundance 2020 Interview: Buck Filmmakers Elegance Bratton & Jovan James (The Queer Review)

Sundance 2020 Interview: Elegance Bratton and Jovan James on a Long Night’s Journey to Day in “Buck” (The Moveable Feast)

No Longer On Thin Ice: Men's Hockey Enters The Championship Hunt (Columbia Spectator) 

Christopher Riano to Lead NYSBA’s LGBTQ Committee (New York State Bar Association News)

Sundance 2020: A Complete Guide To What We're Excited To See At This Year's Festival (Essence)

Catching up with Sundance superstar and 'Buck' co-director Elegance Bratton (GLAAD)

Cameron Russell, ex angelo di Victoria's Secret, e le altre: le modelle attiviste che manifestano per cambiare il mondo (D la Repubblica)

Russian trolls are targeting American veterans, and Trump’s government isn’t helping, group says (Washington Post)

Beecher Carlson appoints national practice leader (Insurance Business)

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer wants details on new social workers (New York Daily News)


“I Found Election Interference And No One Cared”: One US Veteran’s Fight To Protect His Compatriots Online (BuzzFeed News)

How One Model Is Working for Fair Conditions In the Fashion Industry (Shape)

Naila and the Uprising: The women who drove the First Intifada (Al Jazeera)

Sundance 2020 Sets TV and Shorts Lineups with Sarah Polley, Steve James, and Lin-Manuel Miranda (IndieWire)

The modeling industry is filled with exploitation—this labor activist is fighting back (Fast Company)

Columbia U: new displaced person scholarship (The PIE News)

Kathleen Kennedy on Why The Rise of Skywalker Revealed Two of Its Villainous Secrets in the Trailers (Gizmodo)

Star Wars' Kathleen Kennedy on the Long Road to Ending the Skywalkers' Story (Gizmodo)

Tel Aviv University, Columbia launch joint undergraduate program (Times of Israel)

Tel Aviv U partners with Columbia U to offer joint undergraduate program (Jerusalem Post)

Columbia announces dual degree program with Tel Aviv University (Columbia Spectator)

Tel Aviv University Partners with Columbia University to Launch Dual Degree Program (Friends of Tel Aviv University News)

First University-Wide Scholarship Program for Displaced Students (Columbia News)

The Quiet Return of Bruce Weber and Mario Testino (New York Times)


Think Globally, Act Locally: Luis Velasquez on Winning a National Medal and Youth in Politics (Columbia Spectator)

Revival of 6Days Theater “Brighton Beach Memoirs” presents a depression dichotomy, pairing the dismal and droll (Columbia Spectator)

Jacques Pépin, the chefs' chef (CBS)

‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’ Director Larysa Kondracki To Executive Produce Amazon’s ‘Them: Covenant’ (Deadline)

VA, DoD must do more to educate troops and veterans about social media scammers, lawmakers say (Military Times)

Lawmakers begin oversight of cyber campaigns that target veterans, military members (Federal News Network)

Meet the 2019 Film Independent Fast Track Projects (Film Independent)

Wick Sloane's annual count of veterans at highly selective colleges (Inside Higher Ed)

How Columbia Helps Veterans Transition into Higher Education (Columbia News)

The one big policy change 2020 Democrats want to make for veterans, explained (Vox)

Columbia, "Thank you for the support" (Columbia Spectator)

Human rights advocate describes her escape from North Korea (The Justice)

Disinformation agents are targeting veterans in run-up to 2020 election (Coda)

Hero dog ‘Conan’ injured during Baghdadi raid deserves purple heart: vets (New York Post)

Member Spotlight: Christopher R. Riano (New York State Bar Association Journal)


Advice for Running the Paul Taylor Company? ‘Keep Them Laughing’ (New York Times)

Rosen-Metsch highlights success of Giving Day for GS financial aid, veteran initiatives at GSSC meeting (Columbia Spectator)

Despite significant decreases in CC and Athletics totals, Giving Day raises record-high $22 million (Columbia Spectator)

DOC NYC 2019 Films Featuring and Directed By Black Talent (Black Film)

Model Alliance Presents Respect Program to LVMH, Kering Executives (WWD)

Looking forward to the New Orleans Film Festival’s 30th year (Tulane Hullabaloo)

Shortcuts with Jacques Pépin (Star Tribune)

Mario Romero: Free Will, Prior Causes, and Discovering a New Self (Nate Eckman)

Ayudar a su comunidad a través del baile: la colombiana que lucha por los derechos de los hispanos en Nueva York (Univision)

Columbia trains students to administer life-saving naloxone with state-funded kits (Columbia Spectator)

New chapter for women authors: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison join the ranks of Plato and Demosthenes at Columbia University library (New York Daily News)

Bright Lights, Big Cities: An Intern Takes on the World of Remote Sensing (State of the Planet, Columbia Earth Institute)

Dual Degree Programme Set to Add More Course Options (Trinity News)

Female Writers Added to Columbia University Library Above Aristotle and Plato (Untapped Cities)


Maman's Cheese Soufflé | Jacques Pépin (Rachael Ray Show)

Anderson Cooper Full Circle: Parkland activist says Trump is getting closer to NRA amid impeachment calls (CNN)

This Award-Winning Show About Voguing Is Now on YouTube (Out)

A New Banner for Butler (Columbia News)

Arts In the Armed Forces hosts film screening of Adam Driver's Sundance hit 'The Report' for Columbia veterans (Columbia Spectator)

Faculty Chairs Discuss the Continuing Relevance of the Core Curriculum at Panel Celebrating the Core's Centennial Anniversary (Columbia Spectator)

'Predator' like Jeffery Epstein Familiar Faces in Seedy 'Underbelly' of the Modeling Worlds (Fox News)

Barbara Probst Solomon Was A Fixture Of Literary New York — And My Friend (Forward)

Overseas trolls targeting veterans on social media: Report (Military Times)

Walking through minefields: An entrepreneur’s journey (Medium)

Fashion Week’s Labor Problem Is Our Labor Problem (The New Republic)


Fall for Dance Unveils Its 2019 Season  (New York Times)

Reims Students Will Now Study in the Dean Awn Library (Sciences Po News)

Artistry From Ship To Shore: Talking To Chef Jacques Pepin (Forbes)

Walking through minefields: An entrepreneur’s journey (BMNT)

Meet the hero who saved everything you love about modern cities (Popular Science)

Cash Bail Will Mostly End in NY in 2020. Here's What That Could Look Like. (NY1)

General Studies appoints Marlyn Delva as dean of students (Columbia Spectator)

REVU puts ‘boots on the ground’ to get vets research experience (Yale News)

Over 100 models call on Victoria's Secret to address sexual harassment claims (Harper's Bazaar)

100 models sign petition demanding Victoria's Secret take action on sexual misconduct after its links to Jeffrey Epstein were exposed (Business Insider)

Man spends his day with a dog he found in DC, asks Twitter for help finding owner (WJLA)

Model Alliance Pens Open Letter to Victoria’s Secret on Sexual Misconduct (WWD)

Renowned chef Jacques Pépin shows local chefs how to take their culinary skills beyond The Kitchen (Hartford Courant)


And the Winners of Outfest 2019 Are... (Advocate)

Instagram Is Great for Models. It’s Also Good for Predators. (New York Times)

The Times Magazine’s ‘Diagnosis’ Column Is Now a Documentary Series (New York Times)

Outfest 2019: “Pier Kids” Is a Powerful Story of Chosen Queer Families (NewNowNext)

'Pier Kids': Film Review | Outfest 2019 (Hollywood Reporter)

What Modeling Taught Me About Jeffrey Epstein (The Cut)

Online Course Helps Veterans Navigate College Admissions (Columbia Magazine)

The Hasidic pop-star known as the Jewish Lady Gaga (BBC)

Outfest Opens With Documentary About Gay Porn Shops Circus of Books (Variety)

Facing White Privilege (Columbia News)

What Happened to Jonathan Taylor Thomas? (VICE)

Hunter S. Thompson’s Cabin Is on Airbnb -- Proceeds Go To Columbia University Veterans (NBC New York)

The 2019 Manhattan Power 100 (City & State New York)

My gonzo night at Hunter S Thompson's cabin (The Guardian)

Chandler native leaps into NYC Ballet role (SanTan Sun News)

A Force for Good: How the Model Mafia is changing the fashion industry (Eco-Age)

Lucasfilm Hires Star Wars Producer Michelle Rejwan '08GS (Columbia Alumni News)


Fashion’s underage model ban could be good for business (Vogue Business)

A Formerly Homeless Veteran Makes Films About the Queer Black Experience (Columbia Magazine)

Warrior-Scholar Project Gives Veterans Tools to Transform From Service to Student (KOLD News 13)

Michelle Rejwan Joins the Lucasfilm Executive Team (Lucasfilm)

Lucasfilm Hires 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Producer Michelle Rejwan (Variety)

Vets-turned-students get pep talk from atypical speaker: Marriott's Arne Sorenson (Washington Business Journal)

Trump-Kim summit gave 'master manipulator' a global platform, says defector (PRI)

College to Launch New Film and Art History Courses With Columbia (University Times)

Paul Taylor’s Company Without Him: Onstage, a Transition to a New Era (New York Times)

Stonewall 50: Reflecting on the History of the LGBTQ Rights Movement in New York State (New York State Bar Association Journal)


Actress Rachel Ticotin will graduate Columbia at age 60: 'I never want to stop learning' (amNY)

60-year-old Bronx woman will be first of six siblings to earn college degree (PIX11)

Commencement 2019 (Columbia Spectator)

Fashion model and activist calls on graduates to advocate for positive change at GS Class Day (Columbia Spectator)

From the Backstreet Boys to Butler: Sondra Woodruff, GS ’19, gained new musical perspectives through Columbia (Columbia Spectator)

Jennifer Blandón, GS ’19: Veteran philosopher and leading veteran (Columbia Spectator)

Elizabeth Ulanova, GS ’19, Is Where Art Meets Technology Meets Axe Throwing (Columbia Spectator)

Renowned Chef Jacques Pépin On His Artwork: ‘Like Cooking, You Taste And You Add’ (Hartford Courant)

In their own words: Friends, family and colleagues honor Peter Awn at Ceremony (Columbia Spectator)

Why they came to celebrate the life of Peter Awn (Columbia Spectator)

Kering fashion houses to stop hiring models under 18 (BBC News)

For Musician Sondra Woodruff, Music is More than Instruments (Columbia News)

Gale Brewer Explains Her Strategies to Tackle Street Homelessness and Store Vacancies (West Side Rag)

Senior Wisdom: Reva Greenbaum (Bwog)

Rachel Ticotin Has High Praise for the School of General Studies (Columbia News)

Former GS Dean Peter Awn to receive posthumous Doctor of Letters degree from Columbia (Columbia Spectator)

Senior Wisdom: Jack Snyder (Bwog)

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Talks About de Blasio, Developers, and How She Learned to be Tough (West Side Rag)

Senior Wisdom: Bonnie Gillis (Bwog)

Fashion model and labor activist Sara Ziff, GS’11, to speak at GS Class Day (Columbia Spectator)

48 GS seniors inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (Columbia Spectator)

GS pledges $50,000 to The Food Pantry over next five years (Columbia Spectator)

Jacques Pepin Talks Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award: ‘I Was Flabbergasted’ (Variety)

From TED Talks And Choreography To Weddings And Parenthood, Olympians Stay Busy Post-Figure Skating (United States Olympic Committee)


Food Pantry at Columbia to receive $5,000 in annual funding from Columbia Dining through partnership with Swipe Out Hunger (Columbia Spectator)

How I escaped North Korea—and found freedom (TED)

From the Big Smoke to the Big Apple (University Times)

When Jacques Pépin Made All the World an Omelet (Taste)

‘If you don’t know you’re a do you fight to be free?’ North Korean defector tells Vancouver audience (The Globe and Mail)

In Europe, the Model Age Debate Rages On (Vogue)

This man may have gotten more vets into Ivy League schools than anyone else (Military Times)


Columbia awarded grant for opioid education and naloxone training on college campuses (EurekAlert)

Tribeca Film Institute Honors 14 Films with Grants in Tribeca All Access Program (Variety)

The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1 (Tech Crunch)

Women Veterans Honored at LPC (The Independent)

TED announces Carla Zanoni as first Director of Audience Development (TED)


Not Your Token Activist (Source Weekly)

Willow Smith Opens Up About What the Future of Feminism Actually Looks Like (Harper's Bazaar)

What to Expect From Juilliard's New Dream Team: Damian Woetzel and Alicia Graf Mack (Dance Magazine)


Veterans of IDF Search and Rescue Unit Take Battle of Saving Lives to the Street (The Times of Israel)

The Place to Challenge Ballet's Gender Stereotypes? In Daily Class (New York Times) 

Enrolling More Veterans at High-Graduation-Rate Colleges and Universities (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education)

After Ethereum Classic Suffers 51% Hack, Experts Consider - Will Bitcoin Be Next? (Forbes) 


Daughter of Harlem Teaches Local Young Women to Record and Produce Their Own Music (Columbia News)

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park with Maryanna Vollers (The Objective Standard)

48 Hours in Syria (WNYC)

Gift Of Life Bone Marrow Registry Delivers Holiday Miracle For Family (CBS New York)


Leap of Faith (Columbia Magazine)

"The Results Driver" - Nathalie Molina Niño (The Looking Glass)

Artistry shines at Columbia Ballet Collaborative fall performances (Columbia Spectator)

Everybody loves Gale (City & State New York)

Portrait of a Marriage, Onstage and at the Barricades (New York Times)

What’s on the Back of the Ballot in New York City? 3 Ways to Tweak Democracy (New York Times)


Blockchain Tech is New Hot Topic for Universities Around the World (Big Think) 

The New York Film Festival Shining a Spotlight on the Raw Reality of Israel (Haaretz)

Jacques Pepin on his New England life (Boston Globe)

Troll Watch: Why Veterans Are Targeted By Spreaders Of Misinformation (NPR)

VA and Congress aren't fighting fake news targeting vets (The Hill)

Natural Tampon Brand, Athena Club, Gets Women To Rethink Their Periods (Forbes)

How People Are Smuggling Forbidden Movies And TV Shows Into North Korea (A Plus)


Julia Bacha, GS ’03, tells of the First Intifada in her new film “Naila and the Uprising” (Columbia Spectator)

How This Veteran Overcame Obstacles To Go From Iraq To The Ivy League (Forbes)

Student vet enrollment spikes at Ivy League schools (Military Times)

Juliette Powell's 'Data' with Destiny (Columbia Data Science Institute)

Modeling in the #TimesUp Era (New York Times)


Trinity Welcomes First Students for Columbia Dual Degree (University Times)

Welcome to the inaugural cohort of Trinity/Columbia Dual BA students! (Trinity News and Events)

Nathalie Molina Niño Forges A New Future For Women Entrepreneurs (Forbes)

This woman escaped North Korea at 13 — these are her lessons on perseverance (CNBC)

Why the Fashion World Needs to Commit to an 18+ Modeling Standard (Vogue)

Cameron Russell on sharing sexual harassment stories on Instagram and the importance of allies at work (Harper's Bazaar)

I Didn't Realise I was Homeless (BBC World Service)

Arts+ at Duke: Anne-Maria Makhulu (Duke University News)


Dublin High School Alum Hania Guiagoussou on Combining Computer + Political Science at Sciences Po + Columbia (

Julia Bacha: From International Student to Filmmaker (Columbia University School of Professional Studies)

Middle Schoolers Organize Feminist Club, and Film Naila and the Uprising at JFF (94.1 KPFA)

Report Finds Surprisingly High Rate of Slavery in Developed Countries (New York Times)

Studying Abroad: Dublin High School’s Leesa Ko Pursues a Dual BA at Columbia University and the Paris Institute of Political Studies (

Passing the Torch: Michael Novak with Susan Yung (The Brooklyn Rail)


Category Is … Filmmaker Realness (New York Times)

Back-to-School Boot Camp (The Eagle)

North Korean Defector: "They Don't Know They Are Slaves" (Real Clear Politics)

Anna Troy to play Java Joe’s while back in San Diego (San Diego Community News Group)

'Pose,' 'My House' and The Need For Chosen Family (INTO)

Varied Models in Global Education (Inside Higher Ed)


Clearing the Stage for a Big Graduation Number at City Ballet (New York Times)

Seven GS Graduates on their Journeys to Class Day (Columbia Spectator)

“My world view has been entirely shaken” (SciencesPo News)

Michael Novak to Lead Paul Taylor Dance Foundation (Art Forum)

Can The Model Alliance Respect Programme Make A Difference? (Vogue)

Sheikh Jarrah: A Tale of Eviction and Resettlement (Aljazeera)

Models band together to fight sexual misconduct (Vogue Australia)

'Silicon Valley' EP Clay Tarver To Adapt 'My War' For Amazon Studios (Deadline)

Paul Taylor Chooses a Successor (New York Times)

Models Create a Program to Stop Sexual Harassment In the Fashion Industry (Cosmopolitan)

Bronx woman's prison to Ivy League journey a first under new program (NY1)

Senior Profile: Natasja Naarendorp, GS (Columbia Spectator)

Olympic skater encourages students to embrace uncertainty at GS Class Day ceremony (Columbia Spectator)

Dominicana sale de la cárcel y se gradúa en Columbia University (El Diario)

Senior Profile: Pawel Maslag, GS ’18 (Columbia Spectator)

Senior Profile: Lipa Schmeltzer, GS ’18 (Columbia Spectator)

Estuvo en prisión y se graduó de la Universidad de Columbia (NY1)

‘Dream Come True:’ Bronx Mother’s Inspiring Journey From Prison To Ivy League (CBS New York)

Después de estar en prisión y superar varias barreras, esta madre hispana logra graduarse de la universidad (Univision)

From Formerly Incarcerated to Ivy League Graduate (Columbia News)

Senior Wisdom: Alissa Kruidenier (Bwog)

Former refugee begins career at UN (American River Current)

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-con set to graduate from Columbia University inspires her son to apply to college (NY Daily News)

Fleeing native Iran, a would-be convert to Judaism gets new start in NYC (Times of Israel)

Balancing human rights with peacebuilding efforts in North Korea (Catholic News Agency)

Inter-Korean Peace Through The Eyes of a North Korean Defector (WNYC)

Senior Wisdom: Justice Betty (Bwog)

Recall and Regress (The War Horse)

Senior Wisdom: Ben Gersten (Bwog)


The Man Making Hasidic Music Pop (Great Big Story)

Playing with Science at BAM, with Sasha Cohen & Neil deGrasse Tyson (WBEZ 91.5Chicago)

Inside Tory Burch's Embrace Ambition Summit (Town & Country Magazine)

‘My House’ Highlights The Modern Ballroom Scene Post-‘Paris Is Burning’ (INTO)

Choreographers innovate at Columbia Ballet Collaborative Spring Performance (Columbia Spectator)

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Welcomes New Board Member (

Justice in Education Scholars Receive 2018 Change Agent Award (Center for Justice at Columbia University)

Columbia University offers scholarships to Syrians, despite travel ban (Daily News)

Rachel Comey Hosts a Candid Conversation With the Model Alliance's Sara Ziff and Karen Elson (Vogue)

Men in Hollywood Talk Time's Up: "We Have to Listen to the Point That We Hear" (The Hollywood Reporter)

An Ivy Degree, With an Irish Twist (Inside Higher Ed)

“The Whole World Is Watching”: An Oral History of the 1968 Columbia Uprising (Vanity Fair)


A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore (No Treble)

Model Alliance Founder Sara Ziff Details Initiatives to Promote Fair Treatment (WWD)

Performance or Potential: What World-Class Universities look for (SciencesPo News)

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park speaks at CNU (WTKR News)

North Korean defector, activist Yeonmi Park to speak at CNU (Daily Press)

Viceland Drops Trailer For New Queer Ballroom Scene Docuseries 'My House': Watch (Billboard)

Caring for my three-legged dog cured my depression: veteran (New York Post)

Eric Shawn reports: A North Korean escapee's advice (Fox News)

Claudia Rankine leads debate on issues of race and whiteness at University Life event (Columbia Spectator)

The Future of Fleet Foxes (Jackson Free Press)

From Combat to Classroom (Nation Swell)


Yeonmi Park’s long journey from North Korea to Chicago (NBC News)

Sasha Cohen: An Olympian’s Guide to Retiring at 25 (New York Times)

Conversaciones con un desertor de Corea del Norte (El Mundo)

Warren Buffett inspired my journey to Wall Street: Olympic figure skating silver medalist Sasha Cohen (CNBC)

Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University to offer dual degrees (The Pie News)

Trinity College Dublin to offer degrees in conjunction with US university (The Irish Times)

Trinity College announces partnership degrees with US university (Irish Examiner)

How Sasha Cohen, Former Olympic Figure Skater, Spends Her Sundays (New York Times)

Figure Skating Physics, with Olympic Medalist Sasha Cohen (StarTalk Radio)

Jewish Olympian Sasha Cohen Is Living Her Best Life Now (Schmooze)