Thanks to a $20 million gift, patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center can now receive bone marrow transplants.
The Teachers College Student Senate approved a resolution last month that seeks to address long-standing student concerns about the longevity of the college’s anthropology program and faculty turnover.
The two courses will be taught through a combination of short explanatory videos, and longer video lectures accompanied by interactive assignments and exercises.
The preliminary report, distributed to senate members Wednesday, compiled interviews with administrators and faculty regarding Columbia and TC’s financial and budgetary relationships with the aim of developing ways to involve students in the budgeting process.
After announcing a $300 million fundraising initiative last semester, Teachers College has allocated some $10,000 of the funds for a one-year scholarship for master’s and doctoral students, in an attempt to alleviate problems with funding and financial aid.
Continuing concerns about unfair workloads for course assistants, under-compensation, and the state of the budget at Teachers College in the wake of a $300 million fundraising initiative have some students seeking their own answers to their complaints.
With the help of a €250,000 two-year AXA Award in climate and weather research—awarded last week by the French global investment, retirement, and insurance company’s research fund—Adam Sobel, a professor of applied physics and math, will establish a research initiative on extreme weather and climate alongside a few colleagues.
University senators discussed an open-access policy for research and scholarly publications at Friday’s plenary, the third meeting of a relatively quiet semester.
Garbage bags and seedlings in hand, schoolchildren and good Samaritans gathered on Saturday morning along the medians of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in Central Harlem. Their goal: to make the green spaces in the middle of the street as beautiful as those on Park Avenue.
Global Centers administrators still have concerns about the visibility of the network among students, so the third day of the Global Centers directors’ summit focused on how to make global programs more appealing to undergraduates.
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