A New Campus Comes to Life

March 27, 2017

At his 2002 inauguration, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger spoke about a great research university’s responsibility to address the challenges that face society. Yet without the space for students and faculty to pursue knowledge, he said, Columbia could not fulfill that essential civic mission. He committed the University to a long-term vision for a new and different kind of urban campus that would address expanding academic needs and enhance the urban fabric of the city and West Harlem.

After a decade and a half of planning and building, the 17-acre Manhattanville campus is coming to life: The Jerome L. Greene Science Center, home to Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, and the Lenfest Center for the Arts open this spring, and by 2021 will be joined by the University Forum and Columbia Business School.

Learn more about the Manhattanville campus and the people occupying it at Columbia News.