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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
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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

 
 

Pulitzer Prize to Louis Menand

The Graduate Center's recently appointed Distinguished Professor of English Louis Menand has just crossed disciplines to stellar effect, winning the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in history for The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America. This study, widely acclaimed when it appeared in 2001, examines the lives and work of four major American thinkers, William James, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Charles Sanders Pierce, and a late-comer, Thomas Dewey.

The club referred to in the title was a conversational salon formed in 1872 by young intellectuals in Cambridge, Massa-chusetts. Though it lasted only a brief time, Menand establishes it as being crucial to the later development of that quintessentially American philosophy, pragmatism.