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Facilities and Operations Delivers Pre-Thanksgiving Meals to Local Seniors

Columbia University Facilities and Operations (CUFO) joined with partners to deliver 150 pre-packed Thanksgiving meals on November 22 to five local senior homes in Harlem, including the Grant Houses Community Center, 3333 Broadway Apartments, PSS Manhattanville Senior Houses, Canaan Senior Service Center and Riverstone Senior Life Services.  

Columbia University partners with a marketing professional organization to provide scholarships for MWLBE companies. Applications for the grant officially opened on October 18th, and will be accepted through Friday, November 18th.

Clean + Go Green is back at the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses on Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2.  Donate your unwanted items to create more space and help the environment.

On Friday, October 21, we celebrated our favorite lion’s birthday and the start of 2022 Homecoming weekend.

This Thanksgiving season, we share our gratitude for Facilities and Operations staff and also give back to the local community. 

Columbia University Facilities and Operations (CUFO) joined with partners to deliver 150 pre-packed Thanksgiving meals on November 22 to five local senior homes in Harlem, including the Grant Houses Community Center, 3333 Broadway Apartments, PSS Manhattanville Senior Houses, Canaan Senior Service Center and Riverstone Senior Life Services.  

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities and Operations. Check out the November 2022 edition.

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inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities and Operations. Check out the October 2022 edition.

22 minority business enterprises (MBEs), part of Ascend Regional NY/NJ/LI's first cohort, were celebrated at a graduation ceremony held on September 29 at Columbia University's Studebaker building for completing the business development program.  

Columbia University continued the trend of sustainable new construction with its new Business School buildings, Henry R. Kravis and David Geffen Halls, and The Square, a one-acre public green space, which combined were awarded LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Columbia University Facilities and Operations was a sponsor for Inspire Enterprise, Inc.’s Third Annual Black Business Owners Forum held on October 13, 2022. The virtual event focused on how to leverage the power of a Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification to acquire more contracts.

Miznon, an international Mediterranean restaurant by Israeli-celebrity Chef Eyal Shani – referred to as a "line-inducing pita chain" by Eater NY – has signed a lease with Columbia University to open a new outpost in Morningside Heights.

CUFO looks forward to participating in Construction Inclusion Week hosted by Gilbane Building Company on October 21 where Assistant Vice President of University Supplier Diversity Tanya Pope will join a special conversation on “Capital Projects as Engines of Equity".

Team delivers over 5,500 packages directly to undergraduate residential rooms in August prior to student arrival.

Columbia University recently donated new HP all-in-one printers to 20 non-profit organizations in Harlem and the surrounding community. 

Columbia University’s retail portfolio is expanding with the recent signing of FIELDTRIP, a fast-casual rice bowl shop by James Beard Award-winning chef JJ Johnson.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities and Operations. Check out the September 2022 edition.

Sapp’s, a local restaurant serving Japanese cuisine, is the latest Columbia University retail tenant to join the Morningside Heights neighborhood. The opening marks Sapp’s second location, joining their original location in Long Island City.  

Nine women who work for the University’s Facilities and Operations team were recognized at the Women Builders Council (WBC) 17th Annual Champion Awards Red Tie Reception held on September 21 at Guastavino's.

Facilities and Operations is excited to welcome you to back to campus for the 2022-23 academic year. Our team was hard at work over the summer around campus and behind the scenes to enhance your experience on campus. Below are highlights of improvements that you will see around campus this fall. 

Instead of training for track this summer, Issa Samake traded his running sneakers for a chance to get hands-on experience in construction, a major he is thinking of pursuing once he graduates from the Bronx Design and Construction Academy next year. This opportunity was made possible through Columbia University Facilities and Operations and the New York City Career and Technical Education (NYC CTE) Industry Scholars’ internship program that ran from July 11 - August 19.  

In August, the Columbia Dining culinary team participated in a three-day training intensive led by chefs from the Culinary Institute of America. Our wonderful culinary team is constantly improving, and it’s our goal to ensure that the food served in our dining halls is fresh, high in nutrients, and delicious, of course! The team is very excited to use their newly learned skills in preparing food for our students this academic year.