To answer this question with a firm "yes" or "no" would be to demonstrate disinterest.
Columbia produced an 11.5 percent return on its endowment this year, up from 2.3 percent last year, the University announced on Thursday.
On Friday, University President Lee Bollinger sat down with Spectator to discuss recent deanship appointments, Manhattanville, faculty housing, and more.
After a $200 million pledge from New York real estate mogul and New York Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman, faculty and administrators met to discuss the future of the Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
The divestment movement, which began with environmentalist Bill McKibben's Do the Math campaign, has spread to over 100 colleges across the nation, including fellow Ivies Cornell and Harvard.
Columbia’s investments yielded a positive return, but the endowment now stands at $7.65 billion compared to $7.8 billion last year.
Administrators have already identified $5.7 million worth of cuts, which are ultimately intended to keep tuition increases down, Barnard President Debora Spar told Spectator.
In a series of money-saving measures, Barnard eliminated part-time tuition, reduced its P.E. requirement, and announced plans to close its swimming pool.
Barnard is in the very early stages of launching a major fundraising effort to complement the school’s endowment which, at $215.5 million, has historically lagged behind other Seven Sister colleges.
Alumni, faculty members, and administrators have been discussing ideas for broad-based fundraising initiative since the fall.
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