Reps. Nadler and Espaillat Hold Press Conference at Columbia University in Support of Upward Bound Program

May 22, 2017
Press Release
Press Event Comes on Heels of Dept. of Education’s Refusal to Support Columbia's Upward Bound Programs Following Grant Application Formatting Changes

*Event TODAY, Monday, May 22nd at 12:00 p.m.*


Daniel Schwarz (Nadler)
Candace Randle Person (Espaillat)
Caroline Adelman (Columbia)


WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY, May 22nd at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Representative Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will hold a press conference at Columbia University, Hamilton Hall at 1130 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027 (116th and Amsterdam entrance) to discuss the recent decision by the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos to reject Columbia’s grant application for Upward Bound program funding based on minor line-spacing and font-size errors.

This event is open press.

WHEN:          Monday, May 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE:       Columbia University – Hamilton Hall lobby
                        (116th and Amsterdam entrance)
                        1130 Amsterdam Avenue
                        New York, NY 10027

WHO:             Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-10)
                        Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
                        Representative from Columbia University Upward Bound program

WHAT:          Press conference on U.S. Department of Education decision to deny support of Upward Bound program funding at Columbia University.