And just like that, I’ve completed my Columbia master’s degree

Back in August, I shared the news that I’d be coming here to New York this academic year to study business and economics journalism.

Nine months later — and I can still hardly believe it’s true — I’ve finished. Here’s the proof:

2013 05 24 np diploma

Here I am with some pals before the main Columbia commencement ceremony yesterday morning:

2013 05 24 np cu pals

And below — and on YouTube here — is an especially fun moment from the conclusion of the event.

Once things had ended, Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” blasted from the loudspeakers. And then came this more contemporary New York-related anthem…

Yesterday afternoon was the Journalism School commencement event, which included a talk by Errol Morris and remarks by Nicholas Lemann, our outgoing dean, and others.

You can find more details about that gathering on the Journalism School’s site.

So what comes next for me? Stay tuned.

For now, I can say this: I won’t be blogging for the next couple of weeks. But you can find me, as ever, on Twitter. You can also subscribe to my public Facebook updates.

Thanks, as ever, for reading.


Tweets from Tom Wolfe’s Talk Last Night

Tom Wolfe visited the Columbia Journalism School last night.

Rene Auberjonois read from some of Wolfe’s work, then Wolfe chatted with Richard Wald.

Here, in chronological order, are my Tweets (and re-Tweets) from the event.

Tweets from Bob Woodward’s Columbia Journalism School Talk Last Night