Archive for 2012

Message from the Chancellor

October 31, 2012 | News from the Chancellor

All members of The City University of New York community–students, faculty, staff, alumni and our many friends of CUNY colleges–are diligently working to cope with the aftermath challenges associated with Hurricane Sandy.

A Message from Chancellor Goldstein

October 30, 2012 | News from the Chancellor

Dear members of the University community: We are in the process of assessing the physical and academic calendar consequences of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath on CUNY campus facilities. At the same time we are very much focused on continuing to assist the City with emergency evacuation shelters at ten CUNY colleges. This preliminary update […]

What’s New This Year? A Lot!

September 4, 2012 | CUNY Matters Columns

I am delighted to welcome the entire CUNY community to the start of a new academic year—one that brings a number of promising developments across the University.  In Manhattan, just across from Bryant Park, the first class of the New Community College is already hard at work, engaged in the college’s innovative new curriculum.  Guided […]

Graduation Rates, and Aid, Climbing

July 2, 2012 | CUNY Matters Columns

Attending commencement ceremonies is surely one of the best benefits of being part of a university community.  The well-earned joy of our graduates and their families is contagious.  I congratulate all of our 2012 graduates, along with the dedicated faculty and staff who have supported them throughout their studies.   And I invite our new alumni […]

“A Tale of Two Tails”: Keynote Address, Education Update Breakfast Honoring Distinguished Educators

June 25, 2012 | Speeches and Testimony

It is a great pleasure to join you this morning.  Let me offer congratulations to all of those who are being recognized by Education Update, including: Charlotte Frank, senior vice president of McGraw-Hill Education President Tomás Morales of CUNY’s College of Staten Island President Jennifer Raab of CUNY’s Hunter College CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay […]

Testimony submitted to the New York City Council Finance and Higher Education Committees on the 2013 City Executive Budget

May 18, 2012 | Speeches and Testimony

Good morning, Chairperson Recchia, Chairperson Rodriguez, and members of the Finance and Higher Education committees.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the Mayor’s 2013 Executive Budget and its effect on The City University of New York and our community colleges: Borough of Manhattan, Bronx, Hostos, Kingsborough, LaGuardia, and Queensborough, as […]

Diversity Action Plan

May 15, 2012 | News from the Chancellor

I am pleased to share with you The City University of New York’s Diversity Action Plan, “Building on a Strong Foundation: A Strategy for Enhancing CUNY’s Leadership in the Areas of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion.”

What Added State Funding Achieves

April 13, 2012 | CUNY Matters Columns

Anyone who calls one of CUNY’s community colleges home knows that these campuses are some of the busiest places in the city.  The six colleges—soon to be seven, with the opening of the New Community College in the fall—serve more than 96,000 students, an increase of almost 20,000 students in just the last five years.  […]

Message from Chancellor Matthew Goldstein regarding the University’s Policy on Sexual Harassment

March 6, 2012 | News from the Chancellor

At The City University of New York, we are deeply committed to maintaining learning and work environments in which members of the University community may pursue their goals and objectives in an atmosphere of respect, sensitivity, and tolerance. To that end, I read with interest a recent request from one of the University’s longstanding college […]

Message From Chancellor Matthew Goldstein: March Forward And Vote!

February 27, 2012 | News from the Chancellor

In anticipation of April’s presidential primary election, March is Voter Registration Month at CUNY.