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The CU Grow Program Welcomes its Fifth Cohort of Minority-, Women- and Locally Owned Businesses with a Matching Ceremony

The CU Grow: Vendor Development Program welcomed its newest cohort on February 11 at its vendor/coach matching ceremony, launching the program’s fifth year helping minority-, women- and locally owned (MWL) enterprises grow their businesses.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the January 2021 edition here.

Edward McArthur, vice president of Planning and Capital Project Management, was a featured speaker at “Design Changes in a Post-Pandemic World,” a virtual event hosted by Commercial Observer on January 19.

Two restaurants have signed leases with Columbia University to open new locations in the Morningside Heights neighborhood later this year. 

Despite an unprecedented academic year, the departments within Columbia University Campus Services committed to providing above-and-beyond care. To make the transition to campus as smooth as possible, particularly for those students observing a travel or testing quarantine, Campus Services delivered key items to residence halls during Check-In and beginning period of each term.

The CU Grow: Vendor Development Program welcomed its newest cohort on February 11 at its vendor/coach matching ceremony, launching the program’s fifth year helping minority-, women- and locally owned (MWL) enterprises grow their businesses.

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Dr. Michael McNeil, Chief of Administration for Columbia Health and Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, was included in a Healthline article about naloxone training during a pandemic, including how to find a training, and other ways to get involved.

Public Safety launched a monthly e-newsletter that will offer community members valuable safety, security, and crime prevention information along with information about comprehensive training programs and more.

Members of Columbia Health were published in three chapters of the new book Principles and Practice of College Health.

The University's text alert system has been expanded to allow anyone, including non-affiliates and community members, to sign up for emergency communications in cases where ongoing events pose an immediate threat or have a significant impact. 

What you need to know about accessing Columbia Health’s programs and services this Spring term.

Facilities and Operations has added another tent outside Furnald Hall for the spring term to help facilitate safe, small gatherings, joining the four other tents that were built in the fall.

Sexual Violence Response's (SVR) Assistant Director of Training and Prevention Debjani Roy was interviewed last year for an article published in Women's Running magazine centered on reframing the conversation around run safety for women.

Dr. Michael McNeil, Chief of Administration for Columbia Health and Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, was interviewed for an article in Parade magazine about staying safe during the pandemic while socializing outdoors.

Public Safety recently published its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2020.

While this holiday season is unique with many people forgoing traditional holiday travel, Columbia University Facilities and Operations would like to remind you that you can help save energy and prevent loss or damage of your property should you be away from your office or home during break and throughout the winter.

The University released its Report of the Inclusive Public Safety Working Group in response to President Bollinger’s July 2020 call to action on Columbia’s anti-racism commitment. The Report of the Inclusive Public Safety Working Group includes observations and initial recommendations from this working group of students, faculty and staff from across the University.

What you need to know about accessing Columbia Health’s programs and services over winter break.

After successfully transitioning the program to an online format earlier this year due to the global pandemic, the fourth cohort of the CUFO-led CU Grow Vendor Development program concluded with a virtual graduation ceremony held the evening of December 9.  

A Facilities and Operations supported pre-apprenticeship program designed to help minorities, women, and Upper Manhattan residents obtain union construction apprenticeships and opportunities in New York City graduated its third cohort of 20 students in a virtual ceremony on December 11.  

The reduced population on campus in light of the pandemic created an ideal opportunity for Campus Operations to perform work across the Morningside campus.