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Local Board Game Café, Hex & Co., Relocates and Expands within Morningside Heights

Hex & Co., a board game café, has doubled in size after relocating to a new space two blocks north from their previous location in Morningside Heights.  The new location at 2911 Broadway (between W. 113th and 114th Streets) provides much needed space for Hex & Co to expand its dining, community programming, and private event offerings.

Facilities and Operations is a proud participant in this year’s Fight Against Hungerin partnership with Columbia Community Service (CCS). 

The CU Grow Vendor Development program hosted its first procurement event of 2021 on April 15, virtually bringing together the program’s fifth cohort of 21 minority-, women-, and locally owned (MWL) firms with program alumni and project managers from Columbia University Facilities and Operations.

The plan provides a set of operational strategies and benchmarks, grounded in science, for Columbia to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals.

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. 

Hex & Co., a board game café, has doubled in size after relocating to a new space two blocks north from their previous location in Morningside Heights.  The new location at 2911 Broadway (between W. 113th and 114th Streets) provides much needed space for Hex & Co to expand its dining, community programming, and private event offerings.

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Tanya Pope, Assistant Vice President of University Supplier Diversity, was among the expert moderators at the Women Builders Council’s (WBC) AIM (Act, Inspire, Motivate) Leadership Forum, a two-day event held on March 11 and 12 designed to integrate the needs of women in the construction industry at various stages in their careers and at all levels of leadership.

Sixty members of Public Safety were recognized for their perfect attendance or earning a promotion over the past year, receiving certificates from their supervisors in place of the annual Public Safety Promotion, Awards, and Recognition Ceremony which was postponed this year due to the pandemic. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.