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Support Neighborhood Food Businesses Open for Takeout and Deliveries During COVID-19 Restrictions

Many Columbia retail tenants near the Morningside, Manhattanville, and Irving Medical Center campuses have modified their service and remain open to fulfill takeout and delivery orders. We are providing a list of Columbia tenants that have informed us that they are open and providing service during this time.

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inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the February 2020 edition here.

Each year, Facilities and Operations utilizes winter break to perform a significant amount of projects across the University, many that could only have been completed when the campus is less populated.  This winter break was no different, with Facilities and Operations completing a wide range of projects at the Morningside campus, including grounds improvements, classroom upgrades, and public space. 

Dos Toros Taqueria, a fast-casual restaurant known for NorCal–inspired Taqueria cuisine, is the latest Columbia University retail tenant to open its doors.  Patrons can celebrate the opening with Dos Toros and receive a $5 burrito today (February 12) at their new location during the times of 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Vicki Dunn, Assistant Vice President of Dining, was recognized for the second time as one of the most influential women in the Education sector of Total Food Services list of Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality.

Inspired by work with the Earth Institute, Columbia Event Management is excited to offer a Sustainable Living menu curated to feature local ingredients, focusing on vegan and vegetarian options. Menu selections are updated frequently to reflect fresh and seasonal options. 

Columbia University has earned a Diamond Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC-NY) for the design and construction of the below-grade foundations for Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the January 2020 edition here.

Forty-five Columbia Residential operations and maintenance staff completed the 30-hour New York City Building Operator Training program to help improve energy efficiency of residential buildings and reduce operating costs. 

Columbia-led initiative provides one-on-one guidance for growth to business owners looking to take the next leap

Columbia University Facilities and Operations Safety and Compliance held its second annual Safety Excellence Awards Ceremony at the Morningside campus on November 21, 2019 and at the Manhattanville campus on November 26, 2019, recognizing employees within Facilities and Operations for demonstrating exceptional workplace safety. 

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

A pre-apprenticeship program for minorities, women, and Upper Manhattan residents to break into the construction industry graduated 25 students, including five women, in its second cohort at a ceremony held at Columbia University on December 4, 2019. 

If you are leaving campus for a portion of winter break, we would like to remind you that you can help save energy and prevent loss or damage of your property while you are out and throughout the winter.  Here are a few simple things you can do to help before leaving your home or office for any extended amount of time.

By choosing the Blue Menu, featuring a curated selection of local and sustainable dishes, a portion of the bill will be donated to Columbia Community Service with an additional match from Event Management. 

 

Facilities and Operations has commenced repairs and a historic restoration of the second floor lobby of Low Memorial Library,the first academic building constructed on the Morningside campus in 1897.