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Construction Opportunities

SPECIAL NON-UNION CONTRACTOR OPPORTUNITIES Turner Construction is now able to hire non-union, certified Minority-, Woman- and Local*-Owned contractors for the Columbia Business School project at the Manhattanville Campus. Up to $25 million in contract awards are available. Learn How to Become a Non-Union Contractor at Manhattanville—Send Email to: FLYER >> * “Local” refers to those whose primary business address is in one of the following 17 zip codes: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030,10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040, 10451, 10454, 10455, or 10474.

Construction Opportunities2018-07-24T13:20:17-04:00

Reimagining End of Life at Union

At the end of October, the Reimagine End of Life Conference will host a citywide conversation about life and death. The conference is an exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, it creates weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance. Three events will take place at Union: The Trans Sounds of Black Freedom & Black Spirituality, Conversations I Wish I Had, and Ballroom Has Something to Say: About Death and Dying. In preparation for the conference, we sat down with Pamela Cooper-White, the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology & Religion, to talk about end-of-life care and a “good death.” Could you talk a little bit about what constitutes a good death? Between the Middle Ages and the medicalized twentieth century, people stopped talking about a good death and started having a very sanitized, [...]

Reimagining End of Life at Union2018-10-30T10:18:26-04:00

How to Be a Good Neighbor

How can you be a good neighbor? Below is an excerpt of a great article found by a local student, Nicholas.   [poll id="2"] ..... I’m sure we’ve all dealt with terrible neighbors at one point or another. Bad neighbors are the ones who play their music loudly at all times of the day and who let their family and friends steal the coveted parking space in front of your property. Back in the good old day’s neighbors used to greet one another every morning on their way to work. They would put each other’s trash cans out on trash day and would even bring each other baked cookies on special occasions. Not to say these acts of kindness don’t happen in today’s world, but it is becoming increasingly rare. Still, there’s nothing wrong with being a good neighbor from time to time. It’s all about proper etiquette. Let’s look at a few tips on how [...]

How to Be a Good Neighbor2018-12-13T15:14:15-04:00

2019 Back to School Drive

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Back to School Drive! Columbia Community Service and the Office of Public Safety have teamed up to collect school supplies for children in our community. Last year, with your help, as many as 500 children received back packs and school supplies. What an amazing response from our campus community! I hope you will join us again to help underserved students start out the school year with the tools they need to succeed. Here are a few locations where you can bring your donations of books, pens, pencils, rulers, crayons, notebooks, backpacks, calculators, binders, and folders: 1) On the Morningside Campus: · Public Safety Crime Prevention Office - Room 112, Low Library · Facilities and Operations – Lobby of Butler Hall 400 West 119th Street · Government and Community Affairs - Room 302, Low Library · Columbia Community Service - Room 304, Earl Hall 2) On the Manhattanville Campus: · [...]

2019 Back to School Drive2019-07-26T09:52:22-04:00