Alumni News

Basketball Coach Marc Skelton (HI Certificate '08) Subject of NY Times Profile

Marc Skelton, basketball coach for the team at Fannie Lour Hamer Freedome High School in the Bronx--and Harriman Institute Alum ('08)--is the subject of an in-depth profile in the New York Times: "A Long Hardwood Journey: A Coach's tough, cerebral style guided a Bronx high school team through pain and triumph as it pursued a city basketball title," by Michael Powell. Photographs by Todd Heisler. NY Times, July 16, 2015.

Stephen Cohen ('69) Founding Board Member of American Committee for East-West Accord

Stephen F. Cohen ('69), Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University, is a founding board member of the newly-created American Committee for East-West Accord, "a nonpartisan, tax-exempt educational organization of American citizens from different professions — business, academia, government service, science, law, and others — who are deeply concerned about the possibility of a new (potentially even more dangerous) cold war between the United States/Europe and Russia." Learn more about the Committee and read their full mission statement here.

In Memory of Gene Sosin (RI '49)

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Gene Sosin a friend and alumnus of the Russian Institute. Sosin, who was 93, died peacefully on May 6, 2015. He was a former director of broadcasting at Radio Liberty, where he worked for 33 years. He has been a part of the Columbia University community since he started studying here as an undergraduate in 1937.

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