Provisions for day care at Columbia University, November 17, 1971, page 2

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          For use upon receipt 

Office of Public Information 
Columbia University 
New York, New York 10027 
Telephone: (212)280-5496

Fred Knubel, Director 

President William J. McGill of Columbia University has announced the creation of a new pilot program "to fulfill the University's appropriate role in helping to solve the daycare problems of University staff, students and community residents."  

The program has been established on a one-year basis, according to Mitchell I. Ginsberg, special adviser to the president for community affairs and dean of Columbia's School of Social Work. Dean Ginsberg said the work of the program will include, but not be limited to: 

-- learning the extent of the need for day care facilities among faculty, staff, students and other members of the local community. 
-- helping appropriate groups to organize and develop day care programs. 
-- providing technical help to day care groups, e.g., in relationships with the city and other groups, in the acquisition and utilization of space, and in financing. 

"In setting up this program, the University is accepting the fact that it has some responsibility with respect to day care," Dean Ginsberg said. "During this year we will seek to determine the extent of this responsibility and how it can effectively be carried out." 

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