Archive for June, 2016

POLITICO: Rangel to raise money for City College after leaving Congress

June 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News

After he completes his 23rd and final term in Congress, Rep. Charlie Rangel plans to raise funds for the City College of New York. He said Tuesday in Harlem that he would be “raising money for scholarships” at the college. “I talk a lot, and now I can have them pay the City College if […]

Riverdale Press: Crown jewel of CUNYAC gets upgrade

June 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Last season was one to remember for the Lehman Lightning men’s and women’s basketball programs. After rolling through their respective regular seasons, both teams wound up winning the City University of New York athletic Conference (CUNYAC) regular-season titles with each earning the top seed for the CUNYAC Tournament.,60194

Forbes: America’s richest real estate family…

June 29, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

This story appears in the July 26, 2016 issue of Forbes. Subscribe Once New York’s biggest landlord, Sol Goldman’s legacy lives on. You can see it in the city’s skyline (particularly over on Madison Avenue between 37th and 84th streets, large parts of which his heirs still own). Or go downtown to the courtroom and dig […]

Daily News: Queens teacher helps English learning kids win Science Olympiad

June 29, 2016 | Alumni

Ten years ago, when science teacher Krishna Mahabir set out to revive a nearly obsolete school tradition, he took an unconventional approach. Mahabir, a veteran of Grover Cleveland High School in Queens, reached out to the school’s large group of English Language Learners to compete in the NYS Science Olympiad competition.

Haaretz: 1910: Prodigy Who Rejected Family’s Highbrow Music…

June 29, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

June 29, 1910, is the birthdate of Frank Loesser, one of the greatest creative talents the American musical theater has known. An autodidact, Loesser went from providing lyrics to individual songs and then to entire plays (“Guys and Dolls,” in 1950), to writing both words and music (the 1952 movie “Hans Christian Andersen”). Eventually, he […]

Washington Post: Stanley Meisler, globe-trotting foreign correspondent, dies at 85

June 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

Stanley Meisler, a reporter who chronicled foreign affairs in posts from Nairobi to the United Nations for the Los Angeles Times, and who later turned his journalistic curiosity to the history of 20th-century art, died June 26 at a hospital in Washington. He was 85. The cause was cardiac arrest, said his son Joshua Meisler. […]

The Press Democrat: Santa Rosa feminist, teacher Sylvia Sucher dies at 103

June 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Learning never stopped for Sylvia Sucher, nor did teaching. The Brooklyn native, whose 104th birthday would have come next month, retired from the classroom long ago but continued the journey of education though avenues that included her pioneer role in the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide at Sonoma State University. “Many […]

NY Times: Corporate Fraud Demands Criminal Time

June 29, 2016 | Books, CUNY in the News

WE’RE now getting an idea of just how expensive breaking the law can be. Ten years after Volkswagen executives first decided to cheat emissions tests on some of their diesel models, the company has agreed to pay almost $15 billion to settle claims in the United States. Volkswagen still faces state and federal criminal investigations […]

June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 | Daily Brief

POLITICO: CUNY board approves union contracts

June 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

City University’s Board of Trustees approved collective bargaining agreements with its unions at a meeting Monday night. The tentative contracts with the Professional Staff Congress and District Council 37 would provide compounded, retroactive raises of just over 10 percent since the contracts expired in 2010 and 2009, respectively. CUNY announced its deal with DC37 on […]

Norwood News: CUNY J School Gets $1M Infusion for Expanded Journalism

June 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

The CUNY School of Journalism, which oversees the Center for Community & Ethnic Media (CCEM), announced a $1 million grant aimed at offering continuing education workshops to the city’s trove of journalists covering community news with scant resources

Wall Street Journal: China’s Home-Built Passenger Jet…

June 28, 2016 | Books, CUNY in the News

China’s first home-built passenger jet entered commercial service on Tuesday in a debut that is already a decade late and underscores problems in Beijing’s bid to become a global aviation player. Aviation officials, executives and journalists were among the first passengers aboard the ARJ21 regional jet on the Chengdu Airlines flight, which departed the central […]

Science Alert: Girls are going through puberty earlier than ever…

June 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

For many girls in the developed world, puberty is coming earlier than ever before, with studies showing that, on average, puberty is now starting for girls at around 10 years old – at least five years earlier than a century ago. There are several explanations for this, but research is now revealing a worrying side […]

Shelter Island: Shelter Island graduation 2016…

June 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

For this year’s valedictorian, Peter Kropf, achieving success has been a convergence of lessons learned at home, in the classroom and on the basketball court. Hard work and a bit of grit are at the foundation, but he humbly noted that keeping a sense of humor and just enjoying the ride are equally important as […]

The Atlantic: Would a Work-Free World Be So Bad?

June 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

People have speculated for centuries about a future without work, and today is no different, with academics, writers, and activists once again warning that technology is replacing human workers. Some imagine that the coming work-free world will be defined by inequality: A few wealthy people will own all the capital, and the masses will struggle […]

EDSurge: The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere”…

June 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

In the daily edtech trenches, the forest is easily lost for the trees. Technological minutiae in the classroom carry such immense consequences that it can be hard to think beyond tomorrow’s software update, nevermind next year’s LMS rollout. In his opening keynote at the ISTE 2016 conference, noted physicist Dr. Michio Kaku showed educators the […]

NY Times: Seeking to Improve Ties With Russia, Turkey…

June 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

In a letter to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday, the same day Turkey announced a rapprochement with Israel, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed regret about the November episode, in which Turkish forces shot down a Russian warplane that Turkey said had violated its airspace. The downing infuriated Russia and paralyzed relations between […]

NY Daily News: Freer speech at CUNY

June 27, 2016 | CUNY in the News

The guarantee of freedom of expression at City University schools is becoming more robust with redrafted proposed regulations governing the right to speak on campuses. As initially written, the rules would have limited demonstrations to designated places and would surely have run afoul of U.S. constitutional mandates against squelching voices by restricting their reach.

Wall Street Journal: Thousands of New York-area Inmates…

June 27, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Several thousand inmates in the tri-state area will be eligible for federally funded college education in prison for the first time in more than two decades. The Obama administration on Friday announced the colleges and universities chosen for a pilot program in which 12,000 inmates at state and federal prisons nationwide will be eligible for […]

Huffington Post: What No One Tells You About The Benefits Of Napping

June 27, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

Birds do it, bees seem to do it, and we all KNOW cats do it. So let’s do it, too. Let’s take a nap. Seriously, though: whenever people talk about naps, someone inevitable claims they can’t nap during the day; they simply can’t fall asleep, or when they do nap, they wake up groggy and […]