Feeling out of the loop on the campus scoop? Columbia’s Senate, accompanied by PrezBo, gathered yesterday to discuss upcoming projects here in MoHi and beyond (Global Reports!). Bwog’s trusted politics correspondent, Joe Milholland, is here to relay the info to you.
“Manhattanville is, of course, the big thing,” said PrezBo at this Friday’s University Senate meeting, the first of the semester. In his introductory speech to the senate, Prezbo outlined the first buildings to open at Manhattanville:
PrezBo also mentioned offhandedly that Prentis Hall, where the School of the Arts students work near Manhattanville, will be preserved.
In addition, PrezBo gave a brief introduction to Columbia’s new Global Reports.
“The idea is that the institution of the press, because of financial constraints primarily, is unable to cover important issues around the world, especially those related to the phenomenon of globalization, and that a great university – especially one with a great journalism school and so on – should attempt to fill that void,” said Prezbo about Columbia Global Reports.
The project, lead by J-School Emeritus Dean Nicholas Lemann, will be composed of “novella-length” booklets “investigating insteresting issues around the world that reveal important things about the processes of globalization.” The first three reports have been recently published. “Columbia has become a member of the press,” Prezbo concluded on his remarks about the project.