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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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Isaac Asimov’s Prolific Writing Career Makes Him One Of Columbia University’s Most Renowned Graduates

It is challenging to summarize the life, works, and influence of a writer like Isaac Asimov in just a few sentences—mostly he is known for his works of science fiction, a genre which he is credited for elevating by incorporating elements of history, sociology, mathematics, and science into his work. During his prolific career as an author, Asimov wrote more than 400 books and is considered to be one of the greatest science fiction writers of the 20th century…

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Letitia James Uses Alma Mater Columbia University As Platform For Social Justice Reforms

Letitia “Tish” James is an accomplished lawyer and activist whose long career in the public sector has served to break racial and gender boundaries across the country. In 2018 James was elected Attorney General of New York, making her the first woman elected as attorney general and the first Black woman to win statewide office…

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