Chinese-Americans’ Influence on New Jersey School Boards Grows

January 24, 2017 | Alumni

By CAROLYN CUI January 24, 2017 New Jersey’s school boards are seeing more interest in running for seats from one of the state’s growing immigrant communities: Chinese-Americans. In November, a Chinese history professor was elected to Cherry Hill’s nine-member board. In Livingston, thousands of Chinese voters came out to cast votes for a Xi’an-born pharmaceutical […]

PR: Helene Oelerich Recognized as a Professor of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

January 23, 2017 | Alumni

Helene Oelerich of Whitestone, New York has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2016 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the fields of education and writing.

CU Press: Municipal Credit Union’s Corey Fernandes appointed…

January 6, 2017 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Corey Fernandes, Municipal Credit Union’s Vice President of Business Development and Member Relations, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the City University of New York (CUNY)’s Black Male Initiative (BMI). Fernandes was appointed to a two- year term by CUNY BMI University Director Jermaine Wright in recognition of MCU’s continued support of CUNY […]

NY Times: A Choreographer’s Life, Unfurled in a Flurry of Fragments

January 6, 2017 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

At the moment, David Gordon’s life is plastered all over the walls of the Vincent Astor Gallery. The writer, director and choreographer — a founding member of the postmodern 1960s collective Judson Dance Theater — holds little back in “David Gordon: Archiveography — Under Construction,” a manic and magical installation drawn from his archives. It’s […]

Enquirer Democrat: Four inducted into BC Science Wall of Honor

January 5, 2017 | Alumni

Blackburn College inducted four alumni and faculty into the Science Wall of Honor on Nov. 4. Dr. Herman Brockman (class of 1956), Dr. Irving “Larry” Graves (1953), Dr. William R. Jewell (1957) and Faculty Emerita Dr. Marsha (Ekstrom) Meredith were honored at a dinner and celebration in the Marvin and Ingrid Mahan Laboratory Science Wing. […]

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.”

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 […]

New Yorker: Lower Manhattan’s New Voice In The State Assembly

December 21, 2016 | Alumni

“Everybody who was anyone in Chinatown used to come here,” Niou said, taking a step back to look at the building’s façade. “They came after the galas and I worked the bar.” Niou recalled Winnie’s signature drink, the Hawaiian Punch, which some people would refer to as “the roofie.” (“It had like over eight different […]

In These Times: The Fight For Free College Moves To The States

December 16, 2016 | Alumni

Standing before a crowd of about 200 college students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 98-year-old Bea Lumpkin recounted her own college experience in New York in the 1930s. It was “the bottom of the Great Depression,” the lifelong activist said at the October 7 gathering, and her family was on welfare. “Still, I […]

Washington Post: Glenn Thrush on leaving POLITICO for the NYT: ‘You can’t be an eighth-year senior in high school

December 16, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Glenn Thrush, a veteran political reporter who has been with Politico since 2008, is leaving for the New York Times, as reported by Michael Calderone of the Huffington Post. In doing so, Thrush is sliding down a well-greased exit chute: New York Times standbys Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns have all made the […]

Real Estate Weekly: Who’s News: Commercial appointments and promotions

December 16, 2016 | Alumni

Colliers International announced that industry veteran Fred Trump has joined the firm as Executive Director in its New York Brokerage group. He will be based in the Manhattan office. Trump — the nephew of President Elect Donald Trump — has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience and a background in asset management, […]

DNAinfo: Preparing Young Women for the 21st Century Is Goal of Astoria High School

December 13, 2016 | Alumni

At the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, Allison Persad’s focus for the school is to “build the whole girl.” What that means for her, now in her second year as the principal of the 6th-12th grade all-girls school, is reshaping the students to be ready for the global world. Persad, the child of immigrants, […]

SAT Press Releases: Psychedelic Grant Recipients Head to Amazon Jungle

December 13, 2016 | Alumni

On December 10, seven recipients of Cosmic Sister’s psychedelic feminism grants will travel to the Amazon rainforest in Peru to participate in traditional ayahuasca ceremonies with trained indigenous shamans in a safe setting. The diverse grant recipients include a medical doctor, a psychedelic scholar, a musician, a journalist, an interpreter, a yoga educator and a […]

Wall Street Journal: Real Estate Patriarch Jack Rudin Dies

December 6, 2016 | Alumni

Real Estate Patriarch Jack Rudin Dies Jack Rudin, a World War II veteran who helped build one of New York’s biggest real-estate dynasties, died of pneumonia Sunday at his Manhattan home. He was 92 years old. Mr. Rudin was chairman of Rudin Management Co. and led the expansion of the family business started in the […]

Townhall: Controversy at City College: The Morales-Shakur Center

December 6, 2016 | Alumni

In the wake of the death of Fidel Castro and the impending transition to the Trump Administration, the push to have violent criminal fugitives returned from Cuba to the U.S. has taken on renewed vigor. With this in mind, it is instructive to note that a decade ago next Monday, City College of New York […]

SAT Press Releases: Young Author Receives National Recognition

December 6, 2016 | Alumni, Books

The FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL Beverly Hills Book Awards® recognized Death: An Exploration in the category of Death and Dying as a Winner. The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]