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Teachers College, Columbia University
Annual Fund Priorities > Preserve and Update Our Campus

Preserve and Update Our Campus

A plan is in development for a floor-by-floor upgrade of all academic and residential buildings so that, ten years from now, the quality of the Teachers College physical plant will match the level of its academic reputation. The price tag is $300 million.

Already the College has completed millions of dollars of repairs to its historic buildings, and the plague of leaks has been staunched. Improvements to the academic campus include two rebuilt /redone floors in Thorndike Hall and expanded technology in 63 classrooms to support teaching and learning.

The first phase of the Cowin Conference Center renovation, which included rebuilding the auditorium and adding eight classrooms, is complete.  The cafeteria food-preparation area has been completely rebuilt, access for those with physical disabilities has been significantly improved, and the central utility power plant has been overhauled.

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Abby M. O'Neill Gives $11 Million to Teachers College for Scholarship Support

Abby M. O'Neill Gives $11 Million to Teachers College for Scholarship Support

Teachers College has received an extraordinary $11 million commitment from longtime Trustee Abby M. O'Neill. The gift reflects her passion for supporting aspiring teachers.
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Water Under the Bridge

Water Under the Bridge

In a U.S. Army publication profile, Olivia Hooker, a 98-year-old former college professor and graduate of Teachers College, recalls her service as one of the first African American women in the Coast Guard SPAR program during World War II.
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From Homeless to a Home at TC

From Homeless to a Home at TC

Liz Murray made it to Harvard after living on the street. Now she's come to Teachers College to learn to help others
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