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Archive for June, 2017

New CUNY Students honored with Peter Jennings Scholarship following completion of High School Equivalency

June 19, 2017 | Featured, Uncategorized

The 2017 Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Awards ceremony was held at the CUNY TV studio at the CUNY Graduate Center on Thursday June 15. This awards program was established 15 years ago in honor the late Peter Jennings, who served as anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight for more than twenty years, and provides scholarships […]

Open Educational Resources Lowering Textbook Costs for CUNY Students

June 8, 2017 | Uncategorized

Conversations about college affordability often center on tuition costs, but textbook expenses are a significant factor for many students at CUNY and colleges and universities across the country. The average college student spends $1,200 on textbooks per year—an amount that is not negligible for any student, and prohibitive for many from low income households. In […]

New York City Department of Education Big Apple Awards Honor 13 CUNY Graduates

June 6, 2017 | Featured, Uncategorized

Last month the New York City Department of Education announced the recipients of the fifth annual Big Apple Awards, a city-wide recognition program that honors outstanding public school educators. Thirteen of this year’s 19 Big Apple Award recipients are graduates of CUNY colleges—a remarkable proportion that highlights the important partner role that the university plays […]