About a month or so ago, while in Caracas, I wrote a post conveying my love for Universidad Metropolitana. I’ve spent 9 years of my life there, as both a student and a professor, and I thought my love for the place should be shared and explained through pictures. As I got back to NYC and started working again I ventured over to Columbia, the university that houses me now, and I realized I’ve spent 7 years on my life there by now, also studying and working, which is not too far from the time I’ve spent at the Unimet. I first came to CU in 1997 for my MA and my MEd and also worked there for a year before I went back to Caracas in 2000. I then came back again in 2005 to pursue the doctorate which has taken over my life these past years. It’s 2009 now and I’m still at it.
I figured I owed CU, if for the sake of antiquity only, some sort of recognition. I’m not in love with Columbia, not the same way as I am with La Metro, but I do have a soft spot for it, and here, I’ll try to show you why.
Across from the main campus you’ll see Barnard College, an all girls Columbia liberal arts school. Way back when it was called King’s College, the main campus was for men and Barnard College for women. Things have changed now in CU, but you will still find mostly women in Barnard.
you’ll see Teachers College. TC is Columbia’s college for everything related to education.
TC was John Dewey‘s home for a while and they’re very proud of that fact here. Dewey is the father of progressive education.
And there’s a whole lot more buildings and offices and classrooms, but I don’t want to bore you with the details. You get the sense don’t you? Not too shabby for a place that was originally conceived 250 plus years ago, right?