The General View

The General View

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July 5, 2012

Paulo do Nascimento Brito is a top performer, in more ways than one.  As both a GS student and a classically trained pianist, his passion for learning becomes clear the instant that he starts talking.

June 7, 2012

Matt Mireles ’08 lives an ambitious life. “I always wanted adventure,” he said. After travelling the country and exploring a number of career paths, Mireles has established himself as a technology startup entrepreneur.

June 7, 2012

Professional surfer, model and philanthropist Will Tant has spent most of his life hitting the waves.  More recently, however, he has been hitting the books.

March 31, 2010

Ellen Bar, a soloist in the New York City Ballet, is one of the producers and stars of a new film adaptation of Jerome Robbins' NY Export: Opus Jazz.

July 15, 2009 (Originally Posted: June 10, 2007)

School of General Studies student Heather D’Angelo took the academic year off—she was too busy touring the world and recording an album to pursue her interest in astrophysics.

January 5, 2009

Rene received the Roy and Lila Ash Fellowship in Democracy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he has studied the field of microfinance and the operations of distributed service delivery systems, particularly in developing countries.

August 25, 2008

As a high school freshman Thomas Westphal found a calling. “When I was 14,” he said, “I played the lead in my school’s production of Bye Bye Birdie. I wore a gold lamé suit, and all the girls loved me — those on stage at least. That’s when I fell in love with acting.”

August 7, 2008

For years James Braly ’86 was a successful speechwriter for pharmaceutical company executives and motivational speakers who lived in an apartment overlooking Central Park—until he moved into his building’s storage unit in order to devote himself to creative writing full-time.

July 17, 2008

Although former Senator Mike Gravel has suspended his campaign for the Democratic and Libertarian Presidential nominations, he remains committed to the issue that dominated his campaign, and much of his life—restoring power to the American people.

July 2, 2008

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program alumnus Jeffrey Oestreicher spent his lag year producing Dr. Oz’s “Oprah and Friends” show in addition to writing and researching for Dr. Oz’s appearances on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”  

June 27, 2008

GS student and Program for Academic Leadership and Service (PALS) Scholar, Adrienne Herrera spent the past year developing and facilitating outreach events, “SYMPOSIUM” and “EXPLORERS,” which targeted New York City students.  

April 22, 2008

When Alicia Graf first enrolled at GS, her life as a dancer was over. Or at least for Alicia, who began taking dance classes while still in diapers, it felt that way.

January 8, 2008

Dynamic internships on the Rachael Ray Show and at Twentieth Century Fox and Bible Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary—it's not the most intuitive pairing, but for Alison Silverman, it makes perfect sense.

December 27, 2007

Sheila Brogan-Testa: New Associate Director of the GS Annual Fund

December 4, 2007

When Amy Moskowitz graduated from high school, she reluctantly enrolled in college. After a halfhearted freshman year, Moskowitz dropped-out to cruise around San Francisco on her black Yamaha motorcycle.

November 29, 2007

Some days it’s, ‘Do I work on my term paper?’ or ‘Do I call the House Speaker?’

September 13, 2007

There’s a different, live connection. That’s the connection that jazz musicians have—the sink or swim connection. Rats learn the maze better when there’s food at the end.

May 4, 2007

Senior Mark E. Rosenthal performed in the 113th Annual Varsity Show—the first GS student ever to serve as a member of the principal cast.

April 9, 2007

Alumnus Steve Hofstetter returns to New York for a show at Comix and shares his thoughts on GS, working in the entertainment industry, and taking on Larry the Cable Guy.

February 27, 2007

All Columbia students are busy, but some are busier than others.

November 22, 2006

GS is my baby, my heart, my guts—it's what I think about when I wake up every day.

November 15, 2006

With a new professional contract, David Wiswell’s juggling act between studying and cycling just got more complicated.

October 24, 2006

When Aries dela Cruz spoke at the New School’s “Spectrum for Activism” panel discussion during their “National Coming Out Week” series, he was the youngest panelist featured. He also had the longest resume.

October 13, 2006

Wetzel, a GS student, recently took his "Talk to Me" project on a cross-country bicycle tour.

October 5, 2006

Renowned journalist and School of General Studies alumnus R.W. Apple passed away yesterday at the age of 71.

September 7, 2006

Remembering Jane Jacobs, former GS student.

September 1, 2006

For many people, obtaining an Ivy League education is a dream; but for Vikky Urena, it was never even a consideration. “When I was young, I used to pass by Columbia’s gates and walk the campus perimeter, instead of cutting through ...

July 1, 2006

California transplant Lucy Reynales makes GS proud as a major player on the Columbia Lions varsity volleyball team.

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