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Summer 2002
CUNY Biologists Cultivate New Medicines
Remarkable June Grads Break the Mold
Major CUNY Response to Nursing Shortage
Harlem Hospital Leader a Role Model for Salk Scholars
"Votes Rebuild New York" Campaign Launched
Goldstein “Closeup” On Honors College Governors Island, High Schools
CUNY ANNOUNCES 9/11 Memorial Competition
CCNY Engineer Honored by the Nation

Seminar-in-a-Book Ponders 9/11

From "Ground Zero" Rapper to City Council Candidate
Turning Anger into Literature
Model City Council Planned in the Fall
Highlights of 2002-2003 State Adopted Budget
Two New CUNY Trustees Appointed
Biomedical Engineer Wins Guggenheim
City University Leading Producer of Hispanic Graduates
The Challenge of AIDS in Africa
Bilingual: College French, Scientist's Latin
Presidential Appointments for Queens and York Colleges

Queens College Artist Adds New Passion to His Palette

El Diario-La Prensa Editor Honored at Model Senate

Intel Chief Plunges into Memory

Dual Citizen of the Pen

"Opticals" for Woody Allen, Illustrations for Mother Nature
CUNY Faculty Experts on Post-9/11 Response Listed on Web Site
 
 

The Challenge of AIDS in Africa

On April 25 former U.S. Congressman Ronald Dellums came to the City College campus to deliver its 18th Presidential Lecture. His subject was “U.S. Foreign Policy on HIV/AIDS in Africa." Among his remarks were these:

Congressman Ronald “The AIDS virus is an equal-opportunity destroyer. It is not racist, it is not classist, it is not sexist, it is not homophobic, and it has no citizenship… This is a multi-level, highly complex problem because it is not confined to the field of health. This is a problem that cuts across the entire span of human experience. It has the capacity to destabilize governments, to cause the collapse of economies, to cause extreme poverty. It is not by accident that the United Nations Security Council, for the first time, debated a health issue within the context of global security. This pandemic is at that level of magnitude and gravity.

In Africa and other developing nations, care and treatment is almost non-existent….That means we are rendering millions of human beings to a death sentence. . . .We cannot leave the rest of the world behind as we go forward into the 21st century.”