Columbia Alumni Association Invited Members to Tour of the Met

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Columbia Alumni Association

During his time in graduate school at Columbia University, Daniel Hewes spent time as a community affairs fellow for New York State senator Daniel Squadron. In May 2015, he earned his graduate degree in urban planning. Upon graduation, Daniel Hewes joined the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA).

The CAA consists of more than 320,000 individuals who have a shared connection to the university. The group seeks to create meaningful change both at the university as well as globally. Members of the group have opportunities to network with others, attend events, and give back to the university.

One event hosted by the CAA took place on May 21, 2016, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and involved an interactive museum tour and reception. Held in partnership with the CAA Arts Access, the event included a Columbia-themed tour through a Museum Hack experience. Museum Hack offers non-traditional, interactive tours to groups. This experience took the group on a tour of the Met where they performed team-building exercises, improved critical-thinking skills, and fostered a creative environment. Afterwards, guests enjoyed a complimentary cocktail at the Rooftop Garden Bar.


Golf Not Just a Leisure Sport, Offers Health Benefits

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Golf Health Benefits

Holding a master’s degree in urban planning from of Columbia University, Daniel Hewes served as a researcher and outreach associate for the Sustainable Performance Institute, where he worked in coordination with chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the United States Green Building Council. Aside from his academic and community service pursuits, Daniel Hewes is an avid golfer.

Many people consider golf a leisure sport, but what you may not know is that the sport offers great health benefits to as well. The following are just some of the ways that golf can contribute to your overall wellbeing.

One study found that during the typical 18-hole round, a player takes nearly 12,000 steps which is more than what is recommended on a daily basis. That amount of walking was also found to be the equivalent of moderate to high intensity exercise for the elderly, and counts as aerobic activity for middle-aged players.

Golf also helps with blood circulation to the brain, and can trigger the release of adrenaline, which can stimulate the heart to pump faster, strengthening it in the process. This amount of exercise also meets the recommendation of 30 minutes per day, which can lower blood pressure by as much as 7 points.

New Jersey Lawmakers Urge YES Network, Comcast to Settle Dispute

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YES Network, Comcast

A recent master’s graduate from Columbia University’s urban planning program, Daniel Hewes has been engaged in issues ranging from community development to emissions reductions. In addition to his academic pursuits, Daniel Hewes is also a fan of the New York Yankees.

The New Jersey Assembly recently passed measure AR-143—a resolution intended to compel Comcast to settle its dispute with the YES Network, which is the cable provider for New York Yankees baseball. Comcast serves approximately 600,000 customers throughout New Jersey. In addition, there are approximately 300,000 Comcast subscribers in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, bringing the total to around 900,000 subscribers.

The YES Network, jointly owned by 21st Century Fox and the Yankees, has been excluded from Comcast’s lineup since November 2015, when the cable provider scoffed at paying rights fees nearing $6 per subscriber.

The New Jersey assembly is hopeful that its bipartisan action will compel the two sides to come back to the negotiating table and hammer out an agreement.