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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


First Betty Shabazz Chair Appointed at Medgar Evers College

President Edison O. Jackson announced that the inaugural holder of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Distinguished Chair in Social Justice at Medgar Evers College will be Dr. Andrèe-Nicola McLaughlin.

Those charged with filling the chair—which commemorates the widow of Malcolm X (Malik Shabazz) and long-time Medgar Evers Director of Public Relations—did not have to look far for a prominent occupant. Professor McLaughlin, a scholar of world studies, has been on the MEC faculty since 1974, and for two decades she has taught, lectured, written, and traveled worldwide as an advocate for human rights, indigenous rights, educational equity, and other social justice goals.

As founding coordinator of the 15-year-old International Cross-Cultural Black Women's Studies Institute, based at the College, McLaughlin has organized and convened eight world conferences on a variety of social justice issues. For many years MEC students have earned college credit for study abroad and student exchanges in collaboration with the Institute.

This spring McLaughlin is launching a series of "Shabazz Conversations" on social justice issues at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Among her first guests will be Grammy-winning writer and CCNY alum Walter Mosley, syndicated columnist Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and Cornell University scholar James Turner.

A native of White Plains, New York, McLaughlin earned her B.A. at Cornell, and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts.