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Facilities and Operations Hosts Project Management Workshop in Collaboration with EAB

More than 35 University project managers attended “Enhancing the Project Management Experience” to discuss best practices in higher education project management.

September 19, 2019

Labor Union Celebrates 75 Years with Columbia

TWU Local 241 reached a milestone anniversary with Columbia this year, marking 75 years since it was first chartered at the University.  More than 600 current and retired Local 241 members joined with their families to celebrate the occasion with an outdoor Family Day on June 22 at Columbia’s Baker Athletics Complex in Northern Manhattan.

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Princeton Review recently released the ranking of "The 20 best college dorms in the US." Rankings were based on student ratings submitted to the publication for the article.

Columbia Dining's new website, architected based on direct feedback from students, provides helpful new functionality and improved menu accuracy via an interface that is just as intuitive and user-centric on mobile devices as it is on desktops and laptops.

As part of the Columbia Sites initiative aimed at creating a consistent, mobile-responsive web presence for the university, Columbia Parking has moved all content and parking applications from facilities.columbia.edu to the Columbia Transportation website.

Based on student usage of satellite offices, Counseling and Psychological Services has redesigned the model of its drop-in services. Starting this fall, the drop-in model will offer two paths: Problem-Solving and Urgent Mental Health Concerns. 

On August 20, 2019, members of the Special Needs Activity Center for Kids and Adults (SNACK) toured the Jerome L. Green Science Center and the Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the August 2019 edition here.

On August 9, 2019, employees from Columbia University and Turner Construction Company, Construction Manager for the new Columbia Business School buildings at the Manhattanville campus, volunteered to beautify the Columbia Secondary School (CSS) for Math, Science, & Engineering Community Garden.

After the successful move of University Hardware and Housewares across Broadway last summer, Blue Bottle Coffee, has signed a lease in the former Housewares space. Blue Bottle operates cafes popular in other university neighborhoods such as Harvard, MIT, Georgetown and NYU, and in select cities in the United States and Asia.  The location at 2901 Broadway in Morningside Heights will join 16 other locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Becker, of Iron Chef and Top Chef Masters fame, signs lease in Renzo Piano-designed building on Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus

Former Liberty House retail space at Broadway and 112th Street will be home to graduates of the 2018 Harlem Local Vendor Program, courtesy of Columbia University

Learn the latest update on construction progress for the projects taking place this summer at College Walk.

At its annual International Conference – held this year in New York City – the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) presented Columbia University with an award for “Best Overall Program” in transportation demand management (TDM). The award recognized Columbia’s achievements in reducing drive-alone commutes, providing alternative sustainable transport for commuters, and the purchase of six battery-electric buses, among other initiatives.

Columbia’s School of Professional Studies is teaming up with Facilities and Operations to launch a new program to promote and sustain Minority, Women and Local (MWL) economic development in New York’s construction industry.