As Columbia University opens the first buildings on its new Manhattanville campus, universities have become an increasingly vital source of both middle-income jobs for New Yorkers and new scientific discoveries that power the city’s growing innovation economy. Together with its peers, Columbia contributes to New York’s economy not only by attracting talented students and scholars, but also by creating a stable base of local jobs and investing in cutting-edge research and development that drives high-tech entrepreneurship.
David Dinkins, New York City’s 106th mayor and now a professor at Columbia University, celebrates his 90th birthday July 10 with a celebration at Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence where he once lived. It will be hosted by the city’s current mayor, Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray, and attended by Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger.
In conjunction with Congressmember Adriano Espaillat, Columbia University hosted a Career Expo on June 19 in Riverbank State Park that drew a turnout of more than 460 job seekers and nearly 60 participating organizations.