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CU Grow Hosts Second Procurement Event of 2022

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first in-person procurement event since the beginning of the pandemic at The Forum at Columbia on June 9. The event brought together CU Grow’s current cohort of 21 minority-women- and locally owned (MWL) firms with program alumni, Columbia project managers, and CU Grow partner organizations for a networking event to learn about upcoming business opportunities and gain valuable resources to continue growing their businesses.  

Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism donated 58 sets of double lockers that were being replaced to Lincoln Hall, a Westchester-based non-profit boarding school for at-risk boys committed to helping youth and their families meet academic, behavioral, and employment goals.

Clean + Go Green is back at the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses on Wednesday, July 13 through Friday, July 15.  Donate your unwanted items to create more space and help the environment.

Columbia University retail tenant Trudy's Ice Cream opened their new location on 975 Columbus Ave. (at 108th Street) in June.

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

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first in-person procurement event since the beginning of the pandemic at The Forum at Columbia on June 9. The event brought together CU Grow’s current cohort of 21 minority-women- and locally owned (MWL) firms with program alumni, Columbia project managers, and CU Grow partner organizations for a networking event to learn about upcoming business opportunities and gain valuable resources to continue growing their businesses.  

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Facilities and Operations helped bring Fauzia’s and its taste of the Caribbean to Columbia’a Manhattanville campus in 2020. The local food truck can be found on Wednesdays at 130th Street between Broadway and 12th Ave from 10:30-3:00 pm.

While many Columbians may look forward to the summer for a well-deserved break, Facilities and Operations eagerly anticipates it for a different reason - the opportunity to perform a wide range of projects across campus. 

Congratulations to eight of our Facilities and Operations colleagues who have successfully completed their degrees this academic year at schools and programs throughout Columbia while balancing the demands of a full-time job for their intellectual and professional development. 

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

Members of the University Facilities and Operations team participated in the Industry Scholars Prep Program’s Speaker Series, part of a new initiative in the New York City Career and Technical Education (NYC CTE) curriculum that aims to increase student access and exposure to different career tracks including automotive and transportation, construction, finance, healthcare, culinary, hospitality, media and design, and IT.  

Student attorneys from Columbia Law's Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC) provided contract guidance to current participants in the CU Grow Vendor Development Program during a legal pop-up clinic, which provided assistance in strategizing, negotiating, drafting, and reviewing contracts and agreements, is a newly added component to the CU Grow program’s curriculum.

Departments across University Facilities and Operations kicked-off spring with some healthy competition, participating in a “Step into Spring: Digital Step Challenge” in partnership with Columbia’s Department of Work and Life from April 2 to April 22, with each participant choosing their own method of movement or exercise to help their team reach the finish line.  

Thanks to a generous donation made by University Trustee Shirley Wang BUS’93 and Walter Wang, the lounge has been transformed to a state-of-the-art e-gaming room for undergraduate students, set to officially open in Fall 2022. 

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first procurement event of 2022 on April 13th. The virtual event brought together the program’s current cohort of 21 minority-women- and locally owned (MWL) firms – the sixth cohort in the program’s history – with program alumni and project managers from Columbia University Facilities and Operations for a networking event to learn about upcoming business opportunities and resources available.

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

On April 1, local elected and community leaders joined representatives from Columbia on the Manhattanville campus to tour and learn more about the Columbia-Harlem SBDC, including a visit to the Columbia Dining café operated in David Geffen Hall.

Similar to previous years, Facilities and Operations took advantage of winter and spring break to complete a number of projects on the Morningside campus, including pathway repairs, classrooms improvements, restrooms upgrades, and LED lighting installations. 

Columbia Dining is making the Columbia Business School more delicious with two new eateries in Manhattanville! 

Columbia Facilities and Operations (CUFO) hosted a career fair to recruit diverse talent for the Morningside Campus and the new Manhattanville Campus.

54 members of Public Safety were presented with certificates from their supervisors in recognition of their perfect attendance or earning a promotion over the past year.