In Depth

In Depth

A closer look at our work in FY 2018

Lerner Hall Student Lounge
Reimagining Lerner Hall

Campus Services collaborated with undergraduate student leadership to reimagine areas of Lerner Hall to enhance community, spirit, and identity in the building - the hub of student life at Columbia.

Electric bus parked at CUIMC stop
Columbia University Shuttles get Electric

The University's campus shuttle fleet transitioned to electric buses - among the first electric buses to be introduced in New York City – reducing emissions by 70 percent.

Mercedes Santana, mechanic trainee, at the chiller plant on Columbia’s Morningside campus.
Columbia’s Apprenticeship Program Opens Doors for Employees

The Facilities and Operations apprenticeship program advances opportunities for employees to learn skilled trades while establishing a needed pipeline for the University to fill the shortage of skilled labor predicted in the years ahead.

A new lift connects the the lobby and atrium levels of the International Affairs Building.
Significant Improvements to Disability Access Across Morningside Campus

Several high-impact construction projects completed in FY 2018 join many other recent upgrades as part of a multi-year initiative to improve disability access around the Morningside campus.

An AED unit at the Public Safety Operations Center on the Morningside campus.
New Initiatives Enhance Safety on Campus

From adding new life safety devices across campus to enhanced training for Columbia Health medical staff and Public Safety Officers, the Columbia community benefited from several Facilities and Operations-led safety initiatives launched in FY 2018.

Video: Food fight with Chef Marcus Samuelsson
Battle of the Dining Halls, Food Fight 2017
Battle of the Dining Halls, Food Fight 2017

As part of Columbia Dining's annual Battle of the Dining Halls, the first ever Food Fight event encouraged friendly competition between the three residential dining halls. The challenge was "global street food" and the teams did not disappoint with creative and delicious entries. The teams were judged by a student panel alongside Chef Marcus Samuellsson of Red Rooster Harlem and Food Network fame.