On November 20, 2020, representatives of the University and Columbia Health met with the union committee representing graduate student assistants. The meeting was held via video conference.
The Union raised concerns related to COVID-19, the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan, and Columbia Health Services. Dr. Melanie Bernitz, Associate Vice President and Medical Director, and Michael McNeil, Chief of Administration, of Columbia Health provided information on the University’s COVID-19 testing program, the process for determining and negotiating the features of the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan, and the services provided by Columbia Health.
The University invited the Union to propose members to participate on the Morningside and CUIMC Student Health Advisory Committees.