Archive for 2002

Celebrating Scholarly “Pleasures of the Mind”

December 1, 2002 | CUNY Matters Columns

Ralph Waldo Emerson once called the scholar “the world’s eye,” whose duty is “to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances.” That seems to me a strikingly apt way to describe the work of the outstanding men and women scholars on CUNY’s campuses. With the new academic year well […]

Celebrating the Poetry and Poets of the University

October 1, 2002 | CUNY Matters Columns

Poet Laureate of the United States, Billy Collins–he is also our CUNY colleague, a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College–invites us to “take a poem/ and hold it up to the light like a color slide.” Or, if you like, “walk inside the poem’s room/ and feel the walls for a light switch.” Or […]

Honors College, Governors Island, High Schools

July 1, 2002 | CUNY Matters Columns

Sam Roberts of the New York Times interviewed Chancellor Goldstein on May 23 on the NY1 television show “New York Close Up.” Following are excerpts from the program. SR: It is commencement season and the University’s students, faculty and administrators seem to have a lot to be proud about. MG: We’ve had a very good […]

The City University Attracts Talent from Near and Far

May 1, 2002 | CUNY Matters Columns

The following is adapted from an op-ed article by ChancellorMatthew Goldstein. Sylvia Ranguelova emigrated from Bulgaria with her family in 1997, knowing no English. Two years later, she scored a perfect 5 on the American History Advanced Placement exam. Thanks to a Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship, initiated by the City Council, she is now […]

White House Urged to Support Pell Grant Increase

March 1, 2002 | CUNY Matters Columns

On January 10, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein wrote President George W. Bush to express his enthusiastic support for increased Pell Grant funding that was part of the education bill recently approved by Congress. The bill raises the maximum Pell Grant by $250 to $4,000, which would result in an increase of $14 million in tuition assistance […]