The Thursday Brief - November 24, 2014

Chancellor’s Plans for 21st-Century CUNY

Speaking at a meeting of the Association for a Better New York, Chancellor James B. Milliken outlined an ambitious agenda for CUNY in the next decade that includes building research and technology development, expanding global opportunities and increasing digital education. The Chancellor said, “The most important city in the world should have the best public university in the world.” More »

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CUNY Lectures — The Stonewall Riots and the Journey of Gay Rights

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power reflected on the enormous strides taken by the LGBT rights community since the Stonewall riots. “Forty-five years ago, this small group of individuals decided to fight back against a cycle of harassment, intimidation and bullying, sparking a national fight for equality,” said Power, who spoke at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House. More »

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Union Square Holiday Market

The Union Square Holiday Market is now open for business. Enjoy festive food and drinks, gather with family and friends, while connecting with local artisans and designers. Free, open through Dec. 24, at 14th Street and Union Square. More »

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Sportswire — CUNYAC Intramural Championships

The 2014-15 CUNYAC Intramural Championship Series kicked off Nov. 14 with handball. Still on the slate for fall are chess, table tennis, and dodgeball. Check out the schedule. More »

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