Press Coverage: 2012

Press Coverage: 2012

Dec. 21 Humans in Afghanistan
(Marine Corps Times Battle Rattle)
   
Dec. 18 Next Test for Sciences Po: Selecting a New Leader
(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
   
Nov. 29 Inspiration of the day: Gac Filipaj
(Youth Climate)
   
Nov. 27 More on Nick Hesselgrave, former Marine turned Lion rower
(Columbia Spectator)
   
Nov. 26 Post-Iraq, vet focuses on school, rowing
(Columbia Spectator)
   
Nov. 13 Ben Platt joins 'The Book of Mormon' on the road
(Columbia Spectator)
   
Nov. 12 GS leads Columbia veterans in march up Fifth Avenue
(Columbia Spectator)
   
Oct. 24 Inspiring Stories: Gac Filipaj (Janitor and Ivy League Honor Graduate)
(findmymotivation.com)
   
Oct. 23
(Columbia Spectator)
   
Sept. 23
(Your Proudest Moment)
   
Sept. 21 New 'military friendly' colleges list aims to weed out 'the noise,' 'bad actors'
(NBC News)
   
Sept. 21 Colleges Venture Off Campus to Bridge Military-Civilian Divide
(Chronicle of Higher Education)
   
Sept. 10 GS student, Army veteran dies at age 29
(Columbia Spectator)
   
Sept. 9 Breaking Amish: One Ex-Follower’s True Story of Moving to the Big Apple
(TIME)
   
Sept. 6 Making the G.I. Bill Work for Veterans
(New York Times)
   
Sept. 5 Harford to Start as GS Dean of Students Next Week
(Columbia Spectator)
   
Sept. 4 The Sorrow and the Pretty: Model Alliance Looks to Empower the Really, Really Ridiculously Good-Looking
(The New York Observer)
   
Aug. 28 Columbia's American Language Program: 100 Years of Teaching English
(Columbia University)
   
Aug. 26 Art in Giving Helps Pediatric Cancer Research and Programs
(Boston Globe)
   
Summer 2012 An Honorable Life
(Columbia Magazine)
   
August Enlisted Ivy Leaguer
(G.I. Jobs Magazine)
   
July 22 In Four Years, Students Graduate from Sciences Po and from Columbia
(La Croix)
   
July 23 All hail pompoms: Broadway says ‘bring it on’ to cheerleading musical
(New York Post)
   
July 16 GS Student Could Be Regis For a Day
(Bwog)
   
July 12 Columbia’s $70M medical education building sets stage for advancement
(NY Daily News)
   
July 3 Upwardly Mobile
(The Mellow Jihadi)
   
July 2 Report: US Military Veterans Failing College Or Are Colleges Failing Vets?
(The Inquisitr)
   
July 2 Thousands of veterans failing in latest battlefield: college
(MSNBC)
   
June 27 After starts and stops, couple earn a spot at Columbia University
(Tampa Bay Times)
   
June 20 Around San Ramon: The road to college less traveled
(Contra Costa Times)
   
June 20 Couple takes nontraditional path to Columbia Univ.
(WINK News)
   
June 20 Columbia University Janitor Graduates With Honors
(Good Over Bad)
   
June 18 Life After the Games for Five Former Olympians
(New York Times)
   
June 18 Columbia University Custodian Graduates (with Honors)
(Rock Cellar Magazine)
   
June 15 Venture grad takes unique path to being a scientist
(San Ramon Express)
   
June 8 The Leadership Scholar Program
(Leatherneck Magazine)
 
June 2 Janitor Gac Filipaj Graduates from Columbia
(People)
   
May 31 Gac Filipaj: Superstar
(Hong Kong Magazine)
   
May 30 After service, veterans go on to college
(USA Today)
   
May 29 Jaw-Dropping Janitor Story
(My Total Money Makeover)
   
May 26 A Classics Case: Valuing College for Its Own Sake
(Valley News)
   
May 24 It’s never too late, unless you’re dead.
(NeiaNeia)
   
May 24 Gac Filipaj
(Voice of America - Albanian)
   
May 23 Hausmeister macht an Elite-Uni seinen Bachelor
(Die Welt)
   
May 22 Janitor Graduates
(GoGo News)
   
May 20 Trčao sam za znanjem, a ne za parama
(Vijesti)
   
May 20 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
(Standard Examiner)
   
May 20 Degree of hope found in land of opportunity
(New Zeland Herald)
   
May 19 Dollars to Doughnuts: Made in the USA
(Wicked Local)
   
May 19 It's been a Good Week for... It's been a Bad Week for.
(Winnipeg Free Press)
   
May 19 You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, but...
(Hindustan Times)
   
May 18 Midlife Reinvention Story of the Week
(Second Acts)
   
May 18 Janitor’s Example Trashes Stereotypes about College Students
(Online Colleges)
   
May 17 Local 241 Member Graduates from Columbia University
(Transport Workers Union)
   
May 17 Immigrants to U.S. Pursue Their Diploma Dreams
(IIP Digital)
   
May 17 Ivy League Janitor: 'I'm Still Wearing The Gown'
(WGBH)
   
May 17 Gac Filipaj and Co: Today’s Higher Ed Heroes
(Matchbox)
   
May 17 The Takeaway: Ivy League Janitor Graduates
(AARP Blog)
   
May 17 Gac Filipaj: Persistence Pays Off
(Compete Everyday)
   
May 17 Janitor Cleans Up, Gets Ivy League Diploma
(GPB News)
   
May 17 All-Nighters Pay Off For Janitor, Ivy League Grad
(KURF-FM)
   
May 17 An inspiring immigrant's story
(The Daytona Beach News-Journal)
   
May 17 Ivy League Janitor: 'I'm Still Wearing The Gown'
(National Public Radio)
   
May 17 Janitor Cleans Up, Gets Ivy League Diploma
(New Hampshire Public Radio)
   
May 17 Slightly Irregular: True story — ‘Good Gac Filipaj’
(Finger Lake Times)
   
May 16 52 year old janitor graduates from Ivy League school
(Sunny Skyz)
   
May 16 Janitor Smartest Guy at Columbia U?
(Matt of All Trades)
   
May 16 Winners and Losers
(DIG Baton Rouge)
   
May 16 Stories to Make You Feel Great About America
(The Atlantic)
   
May 16 Letter to the Editor
(The Orange County Register)
   
May 16 A New York Story
(The New York Observer)
   
May 16 Only in America: The graduating custodian
(CNN - Piers Morgan Tonight, Only In America)
   
May 16 Group of veterans graduate from Columbia University
(WABC-TV)
   
May 16 What we can learn from the Columbia University janitor?
(Daily News - Sri Lanka)
   
May 16 Ivy League cleaner sweeps his way to a cap and gown
(Gulf News)
   
May 15 Senior profile: Jacqueline Thong, GS
(The Columbia Spectator)
   
May 15 Senior profile: Vincent Nguyen, GS
(The Columbia Spectator)
   
May 15 Janitor Shows Fellow Adults it is Always Possible to Earn a Bachelor's Degree
(U.S. News & World Report)
   
May 15 Inspirational People – Gac Filipaj
(Better Life Coaching Blog)
   
May 15 Columbia Custodian Graduates
(MSNBC - Andrea Mitchell Reports)
   
May 15 For Columbia University janitor Gac Filipaj, graduation is only the beginning
(New Jersey Newsroom)
   
May 14 Columbia University janitor earns degree
(CNN)
   
May 14 Janitor an Ivy League grad
(The Spokesman-Review)
   
May 14 The Ivy League Janitor
(The Daily)
   
May 14 Janitor earns bachelor's degree in classics from Columbia
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
   
May 14 Gac Filipaj: Unfortunately, an Education Outlier
(Right Brain - Left Brain)
   
May 14 From Janitor to Graduate
(Mayra Bisko)
   
May 14 Columbia University Cleaner Gac Filipaj Gets Classics Degree After 14 Years
(Huffington Post UK)
   
May 14 After 20 Years, Columbia University Janitor Becomes A College Grad
(The Smoking Section)
   
May 14 Seizing The American Dream: From Janitor To Ivy-League Graduate
(GBP News)
   
May 14 Senior Wisdom: Gac Filipaj
(Bwog)
   
May 14 Columbia University Janitor Graduates With Honors
(ABC News)
   
May 14 Columbia janitor Gac Filipaj graduates from the Ivy League school after 12 years of study
(Global Post)
   
May 14 Janitor earns degree from Columbia University
(KABC-TV Los Angeles)
   
May 14 US university cleaner graduates with honours after
12 years of study

(The Telegraph)
   
May 14 Janitor, War Refugee Earns Ivy League Degree
(RTT News)
   
May 14 Custodian With Made-For-Hollywood Life Story
Graduates From Columbia

(Gawker)
   
May 14 Real Life Good Will Hunting: Janitor Graduates From Columbia University; Won’t Hang Up His Mop
(Radar Online)
   
May 14 Columbia Janitor Graduates With Honors
(Fox News Radio)
   
May 14 Seizing The American Dream: From Janitor To Ivy-League Graduate
(National Public Radio)
   
May 14 Seizing The American Dream: From Janitor To Ivy-League Graduate
(KASU-FM)
   
May 14 Seizing The American Dream: From Janitor
To Ivy-League Graduate

(New Hampshire Public Radio)
   
May 14 Record number of veterans set to graduate from 
Columbia University

(New York Daily News)
   
May 14 Columbia University janitor swaps his jumpsuit for cap and gown to graduate with honors
(Daily Mail)
   
May 14 Graduate of the Day
(Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine)
   
May 14 In the Nation
(Philidelphia Inquirer)
   
May 14 From US college janitor to classics graduate
(BBC News)
   
May 14 Janitor Graduates from Columbia After 19 Years
(The Takeaway)
   
May 14 Janitor Gets Ivy League BA
(New York Post)
   
May 14 Columbia janitor graduates with honors
(Newsday)
   
May 14 University Cleaner Gets An Ivy League Degree
(Sky News)
   
May 14 Columbia University Janitor Graduates With Honors
(National Public Radio)
   
May 14 Columbia University janitor graduates with honors after
12 years of study

(Fox D.C.)
   
May 14 Columbia U. janitor finds a major degree of success
(Arizona Daily Star)
   
May 14 Heartwarming Photo Of Janitor's Graduation From Columbia
(Gothamist)
   
May 14 What class! Columbia University janitor graduates with honors
(New York Post)
   
May 14 Janitor graduates from Columbia University
(NDTV)
   
May 14 Ivy League janitor, 52, earns degree
(Chicago Sun-Times)
   
May 14 Columbia University janitor cleans up with bachelor's degree
(Los Angeles Times)
   
May 14 Janitor Gac Filipaj Earns Free Degree From Columbia University, Graduates With Ivy League Honors
(International Business Times)
   
May 14 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
   
May 14 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(Houston Chronicle)
   
May 14 The American Dream, in Latin and ancient Greek: Gac Filipaj, custodian, graduates Columbia at 52 with a classics degree
(The New York Daily News)
   
May 14 War-torn Rags to Educational Riches: The Inspiring Story of Gac Filipaj
(TradeSchools.net)
   
May 14 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(Charlotte Observer)
   
May 13 Gac Filipaj
(WDAZ-TV)
   
May 13 Feel Good Story of the Day: Immigrant Janitor Graduates From College
(The Gaslamp Post)
   
May 13 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(Yahoo News)
   
May 13 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(Middletown Journal)
   
May 13 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(The Register Guard)
   
May 13 Middle-Aged Janitor Completes Journey, Graduates From Columbia With Honors
(WCBS-TV)
   
May 13 University Custodian Graduates with Honors from Columbia (Voice of America)
   
May 13 Gac Filipaj: From janitor to Ivy League graduate
(CBS Evening News)
   
May 13 Refugee from former Yugoslavia takes 12 years to clean his way to degree from Columbia U
(The Washington Post)
   
May 13 Columbia U janitor graduates, will keep cleaning
(San Francisco Chronicle)
   
May 13 University custodian graduates from Columbia  after a dozen years of work and study 
(New York Daily News)
   
May 13 Graduation day: Columbia janitor gets degree after 12 years(MSNBC Photo Blog)
   
May 13 Columbia University janitor graduates, 12 years later,
with honors

(Pioneer Press)
   
May 13 Refugee from former Yugoslavia takes 12 years to clean his way to degree from Columbia U
(Daily Reporter)
   
May 13 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(NBC Today Show)
   
May 13 Columbia U janitor graduates, will keep cleaning
(The Witchita Eagle)
   
May 13 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
   
May 13 Janitor at Ivy League school graduates
(The Washington Times)
   
May 13 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(Fresno Bee)
   
May 13 Janitor graduates with honors from Columbia, plans to keep cleaning
(The Post-Standard)
   
May 13 Ivy League school janitor graduates with honors
(Centre Daily Times)
   
May 13 Refugee from former Yugoslavia takes 12 years to clean his way to degree from Columbia U
(Newser)
   
May 13 A custodian and a scholar
(New York Daiy News)
   
May 12 Thumbs up, thumbs down
(Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
   
May 13 Nontraditional students, military vets hailed at
General Studies Class Day

(The Columbia Spectator)
   
May 11 This Year's Graduates Include Record Number of Veterans
(Columbia News)
   
May 11 Janitor graduates from Columbia University after 12 years of balancing full-time work and classes
(Alltop.com)
   
May 11 Janitor graduates from Columbia University
(CBS42)
   
May 11 Janitor, 52, graduating from Columbia
(UPI.com)
   
May 11 Ivy League Graduate Gives New Meaning To Hard Work
(WJBF-TV)
   
May 11 Janitor at Columbia to graduate with an honors degree from the university after 19 years of taking classes
(Gerry's Blogistic Digression)
   
May 11 Columbia U. janitor gets Ivy League degree
(HLN-TV)
   
May 10 Janitor, 52, Now an Ivy League Grad
(The Buckingham Post)
   
May 10 Janitor Graduates from Columbia University After 12 Years of Classes and Full-time Job
(Neatorama)
   
May 10 Columbia Janitor Becomes Columbia Graduate
(Washington Monthly)
   
May 10 Cum Laude! Custodian Takes Classics Degree After 20 Years
(Care2)
   
May 10 Columbia University custodian’s inspirational story
leads to outpouring

(New York Daiy News)
   
May 10 Janitor Graduating From Columbia Still Sends
Salary Back Home

(Gothamist)
   
May 9 Columbia Univ. custodian to graduate after 12 years
of part-time study

(Fox 9; KSMP-TV )
   
May 9 Custodian at Columbia gets his diploma
(FM News 101.9)
   
May 9 Working Full Time as Janitor at Columbia University, Man from Former Yugoslavia Earns Columbia Degree in Classics
(PRI's The World)
   
May 9 Custodian to Graduate from Columbia University
(WOBM-AM)
   
May 9 Immigrant janitor, 52, earns an Ivy League degree
(MSN)
   
May 9 Custodian to Graduate from Columbia University
After 19 Years

(WBOB Radio)
   
May 9 Janitor Earns Columbia University Degree After
12 Years Of Study

(AOL)
   
May 9 Columbia University custodian to graduate after 12 years of part-time study
(Fox News)
   
May 9 Gac Filipaj graduates from Columbia University
(KSDK-TV)
   
May 9 Janitor at Columbia to graduate with an honors degree from the university after 19 years of taking classes
(Daily Mail)
   
 May 9 Janitor graduates from Columbia University
(NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams)
   
May 9 Custodian To Graduate from Columbia University
After 19 Years

(ABC World News with Diane Sawyer)
   
May 8 Janitor Who Earned Columbia BA Says Hardest Part Was "Ancient Greek"
(Gothamist)
   
May 8 Custodian Details His Unique Path To Earning B.A.
At Columbia University

(WCBS-TV)
   
May 8 Columbia custodian becomes Columbia graduate:
Learns to speak English, earns classics degree

(New York Daily News)
   
May 8 Gac Filipaj, Columbia University Custodian,
Earns Degree After Working Way Through School

(Huffington Post)
   
May 8 Columbia Janitor Just Asking for His Life to Be Made Into a Movie Starring Gene Hackman
(New York Magazine)
   
May 7 Custodian Gac Filipaj cleans up for classics degree at Columbia
(New York Daily News)
   
May 4 Ret. U.S. Army Gen. George Casey to Speak at Columbia University Graduation
(AMVETS Blog)
   
May 4 Ret. U.S. Army Gen. George Casey to Speak at
Columbia University Graduation

(AMVETS Magazine)
   
April 25 Upcoming Celestin album tells journey of
a 'rolling stone'

(Columbia Spectator)
   
April 20 GS Class Day speaker swapped computers for classics
(Columbia Spectator)
   
April 13 Your GS Class Day Speaker Is Thomas Reardon, GS'08
(BWOG) 
   
April 13 A Second Opinion: The Post-Baccalaureate
(The New York Times)
   
April 13 Remake America: Bob Woodruff
(Yahoo! News)
   
April 9 Veterans group works to engage female students
(Columbia Spectator)
   
April 2 'Arms and the University'
(Inside Higher Ed)
   
March 20 Women's History Week: Mother-Daughter Columbia Graduates Remain Motivated In Their Careers
(NY1)
   
Feb. 29 Coming Home From War to Hit the Books
(The New York Times)
   
Feb. 20 Game Changer
(Brown Medicine Magazine)
   
Feb. 15 Princeton Trails Columbia in Welcoming Vets to Ivy League
(Bloomberg)
   
Feb. 11 For GS student, Prop 8 trial was personal
(Columbia Spectator)
   
Feb. 9 NECC Prepares Woman for Ivy League School
(NECC Newsroom)
   
Feb. 2 Who is RayWJ? YouTube's Top Star
(The Wall Street Journal)
   
Jan. 30 Each One, Teach One -- The Remarkable Story of Samantha Jackson
(Huffington Post)
   
Jan. 29 New Playbook for Post-Career Success
(The New York Times)
   
Jan. 27 134 Minutes With Sara Ziff
(New York Magazine)
   
Jan. 23 Interview on GS Veterans Education
(Getting Your Money's Worth)
   
Jan. 13 Providing a Path to a Secular Life
(The Wall Street Journal)
   
Jan. 11 NORA KLEPS: Working by Isabel Carmichael
(The East Hampton Star)