Help Write Columbias History
The Steinberg legend is recalled by longtime Columbia staff member Flo Grant on a new feature of the Columbia 250 Web site dedicated to collecting and archiving personal perspectives on Columbias history by those who studied, taught, or worked at the University throughout the years. Do you remember when Eisenhower was the University President (194853)? Did you have an insiders view of I.I. Rabis lab or Vladimir Ussachevskys Electronic Music Center? Do you remember when Columbia went coed? Were you at Columbia in 1968? Add your perspective by going to c250.columbia.edu/c250_perspectives/write_history.
Write Columbias History invites individualsfaculty, staff, alumni, students, friends, parents, or neighborsto shape the telling of Columbias past and to provide context for its present and future, said University Provost Alan Brinkley. Professor Robert McCaughey has termed Columbias history disputatious, and this site will certainly display that disputatiousness for all to ponder.
Selected contributions will appear on the site throughout the year and all submissions will be preserved in a digital time capsule for Columbias 300th anniversary celebration in 2054.