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Good morning, Columbia! The snow on the ground is melting, and you’re undoubtedly excited to get on with celebrating the ratification of the 20th Amendment.
In case you’re having a some trouble mustering midweek excitement, coffee and the news usually help.
Read This: Never learned how to unloft your bed? WikiCU, CCSC, and ESC are teaming up on a series of how-to guides for Columbia students.
Know This: Three former employees of CUMC’s Radiation Safety Office allege that they were fired because of age and religious discrimination.
Even More: The Canon tackles how our experiences and relationships are defined by our spatial boundaries.
Nearly two years after receiving a $50 million gift from Roy and Diana Vagelos, Columbia has unveiled the designs for the new medical school building that their donation will help fund.
The sleek, eye-catching building was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and its executive architect will be the architecture firm Gensler. DS+R’s Elizabeth Diller called the building “a vertical landscape, a vertical living room,” telling the New York Times that it was “a great opportunity to think about an educational building that had a different kind of logic and take advantage of a fantastically small footprint.”
The $68-million facility will be located on Haven Avenue and 171st Street, two and a half blocks north of the Columbia University Medical Center’s main campus, and will be used primarily for classroom and training space. (See our April story for more details about the new facilities). The designs for the building were released on Wednesday.
The Columbia University Medical Center announced today that Herbert and Florence Irving, already two of CUMC’s top donors, have made a $40 million donation toward cancer research. The money will go to the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, which Herbert Irving first established with a $10 million gift back in 1997.
The cancer center will use the funds to “recruit and retain new cancer investigators and to support its current investigators, as well as for Cancer Center operations,” according to CUMC. The Irvings have now given almost $200 million to CUMC and the Columbia-affiliated New York Presbyterian Hospital.
CUMC expects to raise more than $200 million during the current fiscal year, and it has already raised $1.8 billion in a capital campaign originally intended to raise $1 billion. More »
Good morning erryone! Hopefully you won the Urban New York lottery tickets of your choice. I got wait-listed for Evita, boo.
Read this: 55.6 percent of 2011 SEAS and CC graduates are currently employed, up from the class of 2009′s 36.3 percent. CCE Dean Kavita Sharma says, “[the recession] really helped students realize that the market is very competitive … and they have to be very engaged in searching for jobs and internships and starting early.” [News]