Columbia Reflects - Last Day! Columbia Quest and Racial Justice Mini-Grant Applications, 9/21-10/5

September 21, 2021

Dear Students,

There are many events happening around campus and online in the next two weeks! We hope you’ll join us this week as we bring Columbia Reflects and Columbia Quest to a close.

University Life Opportunities and Events (All Events in ET)

TODAY: Columbia Reflects - Last Day!
Join us for the final day of Reflect events, designed to create spaces to reflect on the past year, the present moment and how we can move forward with hope. You can see all of these events happening today on our website.

Columbia Quest
Connect with other students on this scavenger hunt to explore Columbia's incredible resources and learn about our campuses! Teams who complete the hunt will be entered into a raffle for prizes. 9/23-9/24, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Register here by 5 PM today to be assigned to a team or sign up with your own team.

Racial Justice Mini-Grant Program
Have an idea that promotes racial justice? Applications for the Racial Justice Mini-Grant Program are open! Last year, the RJMG program supported 27 grantees who created podcasts, lectures, workshops, and other projects focused on advancing racial justice. Interested in learning more? Join an info session tomorrow, 9/22, 5:00-6:00 PM, or Tuesday, 9/28, 12:00-1:00 PM. Applications are due by 10/1.

Get the Scoop: University Life Events Council Information Session
Get the scoop on the University Life Events Council and enjoy a free scoop of ice cream! Open to all students. In-person at Kent Lawn: Thursday, 9/23, 6:00-7:00 PM. Virtual: Tuesday, 9/28, 6:00-7:00 PM.

Morningside students: Student Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline 
The deadline to sign up for insurance during open enrollment is Thursday, 9/30. Learn more.

University-wide Events and Opportunities (All events in ET)

  • Sweet Taste of Liberty. Join The Forum and the Lehman Center for American History for a virtual discussion and Q & A with Professor Caleb McDaniel on his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Sweet Taste of Liberty. This book tells the story of Henrietta Wood, an enslaved woman freed in 1848 but violently abducted back into slavery in 1853 before finding her way back to freedom. Thursday, 9/23, 6:00-7:30 PM. Register here.
  • Reporting on Palestine and Israel: Mainstream Media, Online Media, and Citizen Journalists. This virtual webinar will focus on the shifts and trends in media reporting, specifically around Palestine and Israel. Panelists will discuss the intersection of local and international politics with mainstream, alternative, and citizen journalism. Monday, 9/27, 11:00 AM. Register here.
  • World Leaders Forums. Hear leaders from around the world discuss climate change, handling crises, the economy and more in this series of events. Learn more and register here. Monday, 9/20 - Wednesday, 9/29. Times and locations vary.
  • Climate Week Events. The Climate Group selected the Columbia Climate School as its University Partner for this year’s Climate Week NYC. Join the Climate School for a series of events that showcase leading climate action. Monday, 9/20 - Sunday, 9/26. Times and locations vary. 
  • Voting Week Events. Join in this weeklong celebration of civic engagement through a variety of discussions with Columbia alumni, U.S. House of Representatives members, activists and more. Sunday, 9/26 - Friday, 10/1, times vary. Learn more and register here.
  • How to Turn Your Anxiety into a Superpower. Join Dr. Chloe Carmichael (GS, '06) for a discussion on tools you can use to reframe anxiety into a positive source of energy. Tuesday, 9/28, 12:00-1:00 PM. Register here.

Latinx Heritage Month Events (All events in ET)

  • Narratives on History, Belonging, and Activism. The School of Social Work’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is hosting a discussion on history, belonging, activism and healing in the Latinx community. Thursday, 9/23, 6:30-8:00 PM. Learn more and register here.
  • Global Forum: Latin America and the Caribbean. This series of discussions will address the continuous process of integration in Latin American and the Caribbean, as well as the growing role of the region as a commercial, political, and strategic partner in the world. This event will be conducted in both English and Spanish with instant translations. Thursday, 9/23 and Friday, 9/24, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Learn more here.

Public Safety

Stress Management and Support (All events in ET)

With the semester in full swing, you may be looking for ways to manage your stress. Check out these events:

Be sure to follow University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook for more events and opportunities. And, please email [email protected] with any feedback. We look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great week,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Ixchel Rosal
Associate Vice President for Student Life
Office of University Life
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers