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Marie Maynard Daly Paves Trail At Alma Mater Columbia

In 1947, Marie Maynard Daly made history by becoming the first African American woman to receive a doctorate in chemistry in the U.S. Her groundbreaking research disclosed the relationship between high cholesterol and clogged arteries and increased our understanding of how foods and diet affect the health of the heart and the circulatory system…

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Self-Made Billionaire John Kluge Pays It Forward At Columbia University

From modest roots as a German immigrant, media mogul John Kluge rose to become one of the wealthiest men in the United States. Beginning with his creation of a single radio station in Maryland in 1946, Kluge built the Metromedia broadcasting empire, which owned numerous radio and television stations and later syndicated rights to TV shows and movies…

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The Top 100 Columbia Alumni In Technology Of 2021 (Complete)

Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 Columbia Alumni in Technology of 2021. As the fifth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and whose alumni, faculty, and staff have included seven founding fathers of the United States and four U.S. presidents, Columbia has produced some of the most revered and accomplished leaders across the globe…

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Jared Hecht Found His True Calling As An Entrepreneur After Columbia

Jared Hecht is an eager entrepreneur. In 2010, he co-founded GroupMe, a mobile messaging platform, and in just over a year, he and his partner successfully sold it to Skype for $85 million. This was less than a year after Hecht finished his education at Columbia University in New York, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science…

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The Legendary Mentorship Legacy Of Columbia University’s William “Coach” Campbell

Once a head football coach, William Campbell evolved into one of the most influential (and beloved) men in Silicon Valley. Campbell’s role in advising and bringing together people in the tech industry is legendary and during more than 30 years in California, he played an instrumental role for several high-profile entrepreneurs including Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin…

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