Today, the University simultaneously touts nearing its fundraising goal of $5 billion for real estate acquisition and campus expansion into Manhattanville. The expansion, while in part in the name of research, has also been executed with the promise of local employment for West Harlem. While presenting itself as a job machine for New York City, Columbia must also demonstrate it is capable of producing jobs worth having.
Unusually strong editorial in the Columbia Spectator, addressing Columbia’s recent attempts to cut benefits for unionized workers. By Elliott Grieco, published March 6.
Some footage from last Wednesday’s labor rally, March 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LdoIMSEOCw&feature=youtu.be