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May 2002
Future CUNY Facility on Governors Island Announced by Governor and Mayor.
Student Media Conference Addresses "Attack Mentality" after 9/11
Baruch Orients City Council Freshmen
Turning "D"s into Degrees: A CUNY Student Tells How
Life Resumes 500 Feet from Ground Zero
A Diaspora of CUNY Students into Halls of Power
A View to a Krill: Antarctic Expedition by College of Staten Island Scientists
The City University Attracts Talent from Near and Far
CUNY, PSC Announce Agreement on a New Contract
Chancellor Goldstein Initiates New Efficiencies, Greater Student Access to Learning Technology
Pulitzer Prize to Louis Menand
Executive Leadership Program Inaugurated
First Betty Shabazz Chair Appointed at Medgar Evers College
City University Retains New Fundraising Consultant
Former Congressman Dellums to Speak on AIDS at CCNY
City Tech Scholarship For All Four Seasons
Major CCNY Grant for Remote Sensing

Student Development, Enrollment Conference by Mayor

ReBuilding New York

New City College Biomedical Engineering Department

"Trailer Heroes" of BMCC Build at CCNY

A Life of Laura Bridgman—Disabled Pioneer in Education

Exotic Bird Alights at The Graduate Center


City Tech Scholarship For All Four Seasons

After graduating from New York City Technical College in 1953, Paul Kovi went on to become one of the city's legendary restaurateurs, presiding over the power-lunchers and diners at the Four Seasons. Now Kovi, who died in 1998, is being honored by a scholarship in Hospitality Management in his name at the College. Kicking off the endowment for the scholarship with a pledge of $100,000 was Kovi's long-time colleague and co-owner at the Four Seasons, Tom Margittai.

In March the first holder of the Paul Kovi Scholarship, East Flatbush resident Nerrisa Charles, was announced. Charles's advisor, Professor Julia Jordan, noted on the occasion the aptness of the award: "While they came from very different worlds, Paul Kovi and Nerrisa Charles shared something very fundamental: both were immigrants who came here to pursue their dreams."

Charles emigrated from Grenada in 1996, joining her father in New York but leaving her mother and sister behind. The scholarship will allow the sophomore (both of whose parents worked in hospitality) to complete her studies as a full-time student in three years. "Now, I will be able to get a job doing what I love—special events planning—sooner rather than much later," Charles says.