Archive for November, 2016

Wall Street Journal: Top Colleges in the New York City Area

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Columbia University tops the list of colleges and universities in the five boroughs of New York City, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The university, which ranks No. 3 nationally, leads New York schools when it comes to outcomes and resources, two categories that are weighted most in the WSJ/THE ranking. […]

NY Times: Trump’s Election? Some Students Are Too Busy to Worry

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

On a blustery afternoon this past week, the Atrium, a gathering place atLaGuardia Community College, arguably the most ethnically diverse college in the most ethnically diverse quarter of the world — western Queens — seemed especially worn. There was little light streaming in from the windows that overlook a small interior courtyard, the only suggestion […]

Wall Street Journal: Foster Youths Get Extra Help Making It Through College

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Foster Youths Get Extra Help Making It Through College After shuffling through three foster homes and three high schools, Araceli Zapien is relieved to have a college dorm room where she can settle in with her books, laptop and stuffed dog named Blu. It isn’t easy to get her homework done while waitressing for 16 […]

Bronx Times: Bronx resident to open bookstore after B&N closes

November 30, 2016 | Alumni

The Bronx may be losing a major retail bookstore, but that isn’t deterring one Bronx resident from starting a bookstore of her own. After last month’s announcement that the borough’s only Barnes & Noble would be replaced by a Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH at the end of the year, many are worried about the […]

Nieman Lab: ProPublica’s collaborative reporting experiment takes on widespread voter fraud

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

After president-elect Donald Trump falsely claimed on Twitter Sunday that “millions of people…voted illegally,” costing him the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, ProPublica took to his favorite social media platform to refute the claims.

Cancer Therapy Advisor: Developing microRNA Biomakers for Prostate Cancer

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

Worldwide, prostate cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in men. Early detection remains a challenge, however, as prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests remain controversial and imprecise, contributing to overtreatment. While prognostic and treat-outcome-predicting molecular biomarkers are available for other cancer types, similar tools have proven elusive for prostate cancer. Several research teams around the […]

Medical Xpress: Modern hunter-gatherers show value of exercise

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

This is everyday life for the Hadza, an indigenous ethnic group living around Lake Eyasi in East Africa and one of the last hunter-gatherer populations on Earth. The Hadza live a very different kind of lifestyle—and a very active one, engaging in significantly more physical activity than what is recommended by U.S. government standards. They […]


November 29, 2016 | Daily Brief


November 29, 2016 | Daily Brief

City Council hearing will investigate power plant emissions

November 22, 2016 | Science

The City Council is inviting the public to testify at a committee oversight hearing on power plants Monday. Nov. 28. For the first time, the Council’s Environmental Protection Committee will investigate the emissions that are produced by the city’s power plants, 70 percent of which are in Astoria and Long Island City which have the […]

November 22, 2016

November 22, 2016 | Daily Brief

Former TWICE Chief Steve Smith Elected To CT Hall Of Fame

November 21, 2016 | Alumni

Steve Smith, former editor in chief of TWICE and current editor at large, will be inducted into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame in November.

Tavakolian To Be Inducted Into Wrestling Hall Of Fame

November 21, 2016 | Alumni

From Iran to Great Neck to the White House, Hooman “Mo” Tavakolian’s career in the sport of wrestling has been an incredible journey that will culminate in his induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on April 28, 2017. Universally recognized as an integral force on the international wrestling scene, his global accomplishments—whether on […]

2016 AAAS Fellows Honored for Advancing Science to Serve Society

November 21, 2016 | CUNY in the News

In October 2016, the AAAS Council elected 391 members as Fellows of the association, in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874 to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Currently, members can be considered […]

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

November 21, 2016 | Alumni

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Beth Takekawa, Appointee for Member, National Museum and Library Services Board Beth Takekawa is Executive Director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing), a position she has held since 2008.  Ms. Takekawa served […]

November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 | Daily Brief

Flushing native’s website helps consumers save money on heating oil

November 20, 2016 | Alumni

As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to drop, homeowners across the borough are scheduling deliveries of home heating oil, kerosene and propane. One Queens native is helping them find better prices with his three-year-old crowdsourcing website that can help them save big if they are smart about how they research and negotiate with […]

‘Daughters of the Dust’ director Julie Dash talks filmmaking, shaping the Black female image

November 20, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

This December, a pillar of American cinema is being re-released. “Daughters of the Dust,” the 1991 debut of independent director Julie Dash, has been restored and will be distributed by the Cohen Film Collection in theaters across America. In this era of Black Lives Matter, Beyonce’s “Lemonade”, Kendrick and the return of D’Angelo, the re-release […]

Ashley Zhang: Relaxing to fuel your future

November 20, 2016 | Science

My older sister, a University of Michigan alum of the class of 2011, always told me that Michigan was a very “work hard, play hard” school, but it’s a phrase that cannot be fully understood until you stay on campus for a weekend and see for yourself the stark disparity between a Saturday and Sunday […]

November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 | Daily Brief