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College Walk Construction Projects

Learn the latest update on construction progress for the projects taking place this summer at College Walk.

June 11, 2019

Columbia Hosts NYC’s 13th Annual Procurement Fair for Minority, Women and Local Businesses

More than 500 city-certified Minority, Women and Local Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) joined city and state agencies at Columbia’s Lerner Hall to explore economic opportunities during the 13th annual NYC Procurement Fair. Cedric Gaddy, AVP for Capital Finance and Administrative Support, welcomed participants to Columbia and invited them to build business relationships with the University.

June 14, 2019

University Partners Celebrate New Accessible Classrooms in Chandler Hall

Celebrating the recent successful opening of state-of-the-art, accessible new classroom space in Chandler Hall, Provost John H. Coatsworth, Deputy Registrar Monica Avitsur, Columbia Health AVP and Medical Director Melanie Bernitz, and Facilities & Operations Executive Director for Space Planning Eugene Villalobos joined a group of University partners to officially open the renovated spaces, which represent 4,500 square feet of new classroom and instructional space. Senior leadership cut a ribbon in the new large lecture hall, 402 Chandler, to mark the occasion.

June 17, 2019

St. Paul's Chapel Roof Replacement and Exterior Restoration

June 17, 2019 Construction Update - The flat roof above the entrance portico has been installed and the small set-back roofs at the north and south elevations will be installed in July.  Interior dome tiles have been cleaned, and tile replacement and pointing work is currently in progress.  The dome oculus rosette gilding is complete.  Stained glass windows and the Apse copper roof are being installed.  Scaffolding at the west elevation has been removed, and interior and exterior scaffolding will be removed in August.

June 19, 2019

Clean + Go Green - July 10 through 12, 2019

Facilities and Operations is holding the next Clean + Go Green Event at the Morningside campus from Wednesday, July 10 through Friday, July 12, 2019. We will make large bins available across campus, at no cost to you, for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large unwanted items.

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After a productive academic year, the summer provides an opportunity for many students and faculty to take a well-deserved break and celebrate the accomplishments made throughout the year. For Facilities and Operations, the summer is an ideal time to perform a wide range of improvements, large and small, as some can only take place when the weather is warmer or the campus is less populated.

New owners have signed a lease with Columbia University in the former Nussbaum and Wu space at 2897 Broadway to open an upgraded shop offering fresh bagels, specialty dumplings and more. The shop will be named "Wu and Nussbaum" in recognition of how much the local community valued the offerings at the former restaurant. The new owners plan to expand the foods offered, especially in the evenings with a variety of dumplings and a noodle bar.

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The 2019 Annual Morningside Campus Steam Shutdown is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. with service restored at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 to all campus buildings except for those on the East Campus steam service.

The buildings on the East Campus steam service include: East Campus, Casa Italiana, Faculty House, International Affairs Building, Jerome Greene Annex, Jerome Greene Hall (Law School), President’s House, Wien Hall, William & June Warren Hall, and William C. Warren Hall.  Service to these buildings will not be restored until approximately 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in order to perform additional investigative work on the steam feeder located under Amsterdam Avenue. 

Children of Facilities and Operations employees accompanied their parents to work for the second annual Take Your Child to Work Day at the Manhattanville Campus on April 25.

Columbia Residential superintendents are now more knowledgeable about safety standards and preventing workplace hazards due to recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training.  

The Food Pantry at Columbia and Columbia Dining announced they will partner with national organization Swipe Out Hunger, as part of a continued effort to address hunger amongst its student community and the stigma associated with food insecurity.

With a 47 percent reduction in absolute GHG emissions at the Morningside campus, Columbia has exceeded its goal of cutting emissions by 35 percent over 2006 levels by 2020. 

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

The first ever Campus Sustainability Fair brought members of all Columbia campuses to The Forum – Columbia’s newest LEED Gold certified building – for a day of celebration, networking, and learning about sustainability.

As you walk in and around the Morningside campus, you may notice more protective sidewalk shedding installed around buildings.

The majority of this protective shedding is connected to the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Façade Inspection Safety Program. 

You may see it as a delicious treat -- and believe us, it's delicious -- but to Janie Deegan of Janie Bakes, "This cookie is my future."

Columbia University has been selected as a Clean Air NY Campus Partner, an honor given to institutions of higher education who go above and beyond to encourage and facilitate their communities to carpool, take public transit, bike, or walk to campus.

The CU Grow Leadership Development Program for Vendors kicked off its third year on April 3, when executives of 18 small businesses met their coaches for a nine-month engagement in the program. The goal of the Facilities and Operations initiative is to provide Minority-, Women- and Locally-owned businesses with new resources and strategies, to empower them to grow their business with Columbia University and other large clients.