Writing a doctoral dissertation is challenging enough. Adding multiple guidelines and formatting requirements can quickly make such a daunting task maddening. Fortunately for Columbia students there is a Latex template that is meant to reduce the pains of adhering to all those rules. Charles McNamara wrote a template and is making it available for anyone who wants to use it. You can find his blog post about it here and its GitHub page here.
Thank you Kayleigh Campbell for letting me know about this.