Here are the latest collection of stories illustrating just a few of the countless ways that “in the City of New York” isn’t just an official part of the University’s name, but a unique opportunity for teaching, learning and public service by today’s Columbians.
As chair of the Economics Department, Donald Davis teaches classes on international economics, globalization and trade. But his undergraduate students can, in effect, get a tour of the discipline’s major theories as they are practiced in the real world.
Joseph Ayala (CC’94) is the administrator of Columbia College’s 50-year-old service program, which works with local low-income and first generation college-bound students to help them finish high school and attend college.
These are some of the projects underway at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s GSAPP Incubator that supports recent alumni seeking to develop innovative architectural and design projects.
They teach military veterans, Columbia undergraduates and homeless youth without pay or school credit. What they get is the opportunity to help others while gaining valuable teaching and mentoring experience.
On the south side of West 125th Street stands a four-story, century-old building whose façade is sheathed in milky white terracotta. When it was built in 1909, at the same time that the Morningside Heights campus, it was a state-of-the-art bottling plant for Sheffield Farms.