Tagged New York City

Residues of my first semester at Mailman: Sticky Notes and Inspiration

By Elburg van Boetzelaer, MPH’15 in Population and Family Health with a certificate in Public Health & Humanitarian Assistance It’s snowing when I return to the U.S. after spending my winter break in the Netherlands. I’m sitting at my desk, surrounded by books, files, and handwritten notes: residues of my first semester at Mailman. While attending lectures during my…

Home Sweet Home in the Heights

by Grace Lee, MPH ’14 in Sociomedical Sciences As a West Coast transplant to Washington Heights, I have come to realize that this NYC neighborhood has everything I need within just a few blocks—from groceries, to laundromats, to shoe stores, bodegas of all sorts, and even two major subway lines! Washington Heights is a vibrant Dominican community offering all of life’s essentials. The truth is that after making two long treks to Ikea in Brooklyn, my boyfriend and I realized that cheaper furniture can be found right around the corner on Amsterdam Avenue and 161st Street. It’s there that we…

Falling in Love with NYC: Yet Another Reason to Come to Columbia’s Mailman School

By Mariko Rasmussen, MPH ’13 in Department of Population and Family Health Sure, it’s the world-class faculty, the talented and diverse student body, research opportunities, strong alumni network, and school-sponsored practicum sites that draw students to Mailman. And it’s also the great student-run events: screenings of award-winning films, seeing friends perform in the Vagina Monologues, decorating cupcakes with the Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Group (SHAG). But I’d like to focus on the other big draw – New York City! – as I prepare to leave it for the summer (practicum destination to be determined). Whether you’re considering an accelerated…