The Thursday Brief - December 10, 2016

Guttman’s Dream Maker

Alia Tyner-Mullings, an assistant professor of sociology at Guttman Community College, says she would like to see the effective ideals at Guttman become the paradigm at two-year colleges throughout the country. "This should be the model – smaller classes, more teachers – and access for every student. We take the community in our name to heart."

https://youtu.be/2Z2H4Oy_Nso

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CUNY Among Best for Debt-Free Grads

The City University of New York ranks among the best nationwide for students who graduate debt free, according to a new study by the Student Loan Report, that affirmed the remarkable value of the University for those seeking a high quality, affordable education.

http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2016/12/01/cuny-ranked-among-best-in-country-for-debt-free-graduates/

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Holiday on the Hudson

Celebrate the season at the Riverside Park Conservancy's annual holiday tree-lighting party on Saturday, Dec. 10. Festivities include live music, a performance by the Harlem Swing Dance Society, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/12/10/holiday-on-the-hudson

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Sportswire — Dodgeball Tournament

CUNY AC is hosting the New York Police Athletic League's dodgeball intramural tournament on Friday, Dec. 9, at Queens College. This popular event is open to any and all PAL youth.  

http://www2.cuny.edu/news/sportswire/

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Arturo O’Farrill’s Big Band
Dec. 8 | Brooklyn College

Arturo O'Farrill directs the Brooklyn College Big Band in this free evening performance.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=78497

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Chamber Music Recital
Dec. 8 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music students present solo and chamber works for wind and brass instruments.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=77305

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Kwanzaa Celebration
Dec. 8 | Hostos Community College

Celebrate Kwanzaa at this cultural event featuring the Forces of Nature Dance Theater Company, which blends contemporary dance with traditional West African steps.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=79620

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‘Small Works’ Exhibtion
Dec. 13 | Baruch College

Baruch's Sidney Mishkin Gallery is now accepting entries for its Small Works exhibition in the spring. Open to all local artists, including members of the Baruch community.

 

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=35003&view=EventDetails&information_id=369164

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Reflecting on the Election
Dec. 13 | Graduate Center

Conversation with journalists Sam Tanenhaus and Richard Wolin reflecting on the presidential  election and its implications for the future of American politics.

 

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/All-GC-Events/Calendar/Detail?id=38154

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The Future of Food Policy in NYC
Dec. 13 | Graduate Center

Panel of food policy experts will talk about the history of food production and distribution in the city and evaluate present and future needs.

 

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/All-GC-Events/Calendar/Detail?id=37968

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York College Big Band
Dec. 14 | York College

York College Big Band perform with special guest jazz trumpeter Tom Browne.

 

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=77617

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