ERIC Number: ED054719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Urban University; A Report on the Activities of the Urban Center, September 1, 1967-June 30, 1970.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY.
In October 1966 the Ford Foundation established a $10 million line of credit to encourage and assist Columbia University in committing a greater share of its resources and energies to urban and minority affairs. In September 1967 the Urban Center was established as an integral part of the University to administer the Ford funds and to increase the University's sensitivity and competence in dealing with urban and minority problems. During its first 2 years the role of the Center was conceived to be catalytic and auxiliary to the programs initiated by the various schools and departments at Columbia. By 1970, the Center concluded that to effect lasting change at Columbia the Center must become operational as well as catalytic. This first section of this report describes the history of the Center and its activities in the University and the community since 1967. A second section describes the rationale for and scope of the Center's new directions and outlines the Center's observations about its past and its future. An appendix provides a complete listing of programs supported since the fall of 1967. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Columbia University NY