Archive for December, 2016

FOX 5: CUNY students journalists tracking hate incidents

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Since Election Day, the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force has seen an increase in the number of reported hate crimes, including one against one of their own officers of Muslim faith. CUNY Professor Jere Hester, the news director at the Graduate School of Journalism, says one way to keep attention on hate […]

NY Times: First Crop of Foreign Entrepreneurs Setting Up Shop at CUNY

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Gabor Tankovics was checking off the boxes for his New York City tech start-up this past spring. Investors. Advisers. Users. But one box was still noticeably blank: Visa. “I really felt like, ‘O.K., I am at the stage where things are starting to work out,’” said Mr. Tankovics, 33, a native of Hungary. “At the […]

NY Law Journal: Flat Enrollment Overall Masks Wide Swings Among Programs

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

The number of first-year law students nationwide increased this fall—albeit slightly—for the first time since 2010, when word of a bleak entry-level job market and skyrocketing tuition turned off many potential applicants. Some 36 additional law students showed up on American Bar Association-accredited campuses this year, for a total of 37,107, meaning new enrollment was […]

Live Science: Time of Death Check the Body’s “Necrobiome”

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

It’s a line you’ll hear in almost any crime show after someone finds the body — the detective turns to the medical examiner and asks, “Time of death?” But in real life, medical examiners don’t have a very precise method for figuring out how long ago someone died. Now, researchers say they could use the […]

Wall Street Journal: Harold Ehrlich Built Name on Wall Street With Fearless Forecasts

December 28, 2016 | We Remember

As a Wall Street economist and fund manager, Harold Ehrlich was known for sending out his Fearless Forecasts. He always closed with the same proviso: “I reserve the right to be wrong.” Newspaper writers liked to quote his unhedged remarks. In October 1979, Dr. Ehrlich told The Wall Street Journal he wasn’t ready to join […]

NY Times: New York Today: Lee Gabay, a New Yorker of the year

December 28, 2016 | Alumni

“Before we go on, I want to congratulate you on finishing a book,” Lee Gabay told his students. “That’s a beautiful thing you did today.” Mr. Gabay, an English teacher at Brooklyn Democracy Academy in the Brownsville section of the borough, was finishing a lecture on John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.”

PhilStar Global: Dogs can make you feel better

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

Daddy, I want a dog.” How often have we heard our kids tell us to get them a pet dog? And if you think that owning a dog is more of an inconvenience rather than a plus in your life, then think again. According to noted pet expert Dr. Diane Pomerance, the benefits of owning […]

NY Times: A Dream That Survived Life in a War Zone…

December 28, 2016 | Alumni

Idi Diallo started playing soccer when he was 5, living in a small Ivory Coast village, kicking a ball on his family farm through two rocks that served as the goal. Even as he played, he could see troops fighting in the distance and hear gunfire ringing out in the civil wars that raged through […]

Quartz: The US pays a price for keeping immigrants underemployed

December 28, 2016 | Science

US president-elect Donald Trump pledged to get America’s economy growing by 4% a year. Legalizing unauthorized immigrants would take him a long way toward that goal. Undocumented workers generate 3% of US GDP, or $5 trillion over 10 years, according to a new analysis from two economists at Queens College in New York. If the […]

December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 | Daily Brief

December 27, 2016

December 27, 2016 | Daily Brief

New York Amsterdam News: Hunter College wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship

December 22, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Scholarship

Hunter College student Faiza Masood, Class of 2017, has been selected as a recipient of one of the most prestigious academic honors, the Marshall Scholarship. She is one of only two students in New York State to receive the Marshall this year, and the first from Hunter College. The Marshall Scholarship, which provides for graduate […]

Quartz: Silicon Valley tech workers are using an…

December 22, 2016 | Books

Stoicism is having a moment. The ancient Hellenistic philosophy, more than 2,000 years old, has recently been profiled in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Guardian. And, as these articles note, Stoicism has caught on among those pioneers of social trends: Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Ryan Holiday, who’s written several popular books with […]

The Gothamist: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in NYC

December 22, 2016 | Books

This week, Gothamist sat down with Hunter College urban planning professor Tom Angotti, professor of urban affairs and planning at Hunter College and an editor of Zoned Out!, a new book on the impact of government planning and housing policies on communities of color. We spoke to Angotti, who also contributed to the book, about […]

Times Ledger: Basketball a life saver for Queens College junior

December 22, 2016 | CUNY in the News

The Queens College junior guard was playing on West 4th Street, a normal pickup game in August 2015 until quite suddenly it wasn’t. Hall was standing at mid-court – watching the opposing team take free throws – when he stumbled back and collapsed. He was out for nearly five minutes, heart stopped on the blacktop […]

NY Times: Before a Gilded Tower, Another President Elect…

December 22, 2016 | CUNY in the News

If an estate in Hyde Park, N.Y., is landmarked in our historical consciousness as the Roosevelt residence, the family’s onetime city house, about 90 miles south, has its own claim as the incubator for the public lives of Roosevelt and Eleanor, two of the most consequential figures of 20th-century America. They lived there for most […]

Science Daily: A person’s character, more so…

December 22, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

A person’s character, more so than their actions, determines whether we find immoral acts to be ‘disgusting,’ according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “We wanted to know why moral transgressions can be disgusting even when they don’t involve the kinds of things that typically disgust us, […]

December 22, 2016

December 22, 2016 | Daily Brief

December 21, 2016

December 22, 2016 | Daily Brief

Jewish Voice: CUNY Graduate Lead Nation in 2016 Social Mobility Index

December 21, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Three CUNY colleges are among the top 10 in the country in enrolling low-income students and graduating them into solid careers. Six more CUNY baccalaureate colleges are in the top 10 percent of the 918 U.S. colleges included in the study. The Social Mobility Index “differs from most other rankings in that it focuses directly […]