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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
 
 

Model City Council Planned in the Fall

Model legislatures that offer students hands-on experience in the very halls—and seats—of power are a time-honored American tradition. Marking the latest of many collaborative projects between the City University and the Board of Education, the first ever Model New York City Council is being planned for late this fall.

It is expected that the Model Council, which is being developed in cooperation with the City Council’s Youth Services Committee, will provide intensive training seminars to 60 College Now students from the five boroughs in such civics-based areas as public speaking, argumentation, critical thinking, and the dynamics of compromise. Concluding the Model Council in mid-December will be a floor debate and vote conducted in the Council Chamber at City Hall.

The planners of the Model Council will be taking a page from the design of the highly successful Model New York State Senate, created by CUNY’s Rogowsky Internship Program, which has been in operation for several years in Albany. Use will also be made of a variety of training materials generated by Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs. These were used last year when the School offered training to the large class of freshman City Council members created under new term limit laws.

College Now—initiated in1984 under CUNY/BOE sponsorship with support from the State Legislature—is a program designed to improve academic skills among high school students in preparation for success at the college level. Now reaching all 17 of CUNY’s undergraduate campuses and 200 high schools, College Now enrolls about 30,000 students.