News from The City University of New York

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken On Governor Cuomo’s 2018 Executive Budget

January 18, 2017 | The University

Governor Cuomo’s FY 2018 Executive Budget proposes significant investment in The City University of New York and will advance its vital mission of providing a quality, affordable higher education to more than a quarter-million degree-seeking students.

Colin Powell School receives Ban Ki-moon papers

January 18, 2017 | City College

As the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon oversaw major reforms on peacekeeping, pushed for action on global warming and tackled the Darfur conflict. Soon scholars, students and policy-makers studying his legacy will have access to his official papers on these and other actions, thanks to The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

Chancellor’s Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 13, 2017 | The University

On a tragic day in April, 1968, our nation suffered a profound blow with the assassination of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those who understood the immense power of his message of equality and opportunity promptly sought to ensure that his mission would endure, and just four days later legislation was introduced to make Dr. King’s birthday a holiday so that the nation would honor his leadership and keep his goals alive. It went nowhere.

Student Health Center Moves to New Location and Offers Improved Health Services

January 13, 2017 | Lehman College

After four years of planning, the student health center moved in August to its new location in the Old Gym Building, Room B008. The move will accommodate phase two of Lehman’s master plan, which is to build another science building.

Cindy Kreisberg, a physician’s assistant, and the director of the Student Health Center, has worked in the T3 building for the past nineteen years. Even though that space wasn’t specifically built to be a health clinic, Kreisberg appreciated how it was a light-filled and welcoming space.

Lehman President José Luis Cruz EdCast Interview to Air on CUNY-TV

January 13, 2017 | Lehman College

Lehman College President College José Luis Cruz recently appeared on the award-winning television series EdCast, and his compelling interviewing will air on CUNY-TV and be available on the web.

NEH funds CCNY-based CUNY DSI’s study of Dominican music in the US

January 13, 2017 | City College

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York is embarking on another ground breaking digital project. A $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will fund the first online study regarding the history of Dominican music in the United States.

New Lehman Course Explores “The Roots of Our Hispanic Heritage’

January 12, 2017 | Lehman College

So which came first? The Spanish conquistadors or the British colonists? Jamestown or St. Augustine? The Spanish language or the English language? Hernando de Soto or Lewis and Clark? Do you know who celebrated America’s first Christmas? Where the city of Galveston, Tx. got its name?

A new Lehman College course—LEH 354 “The Roots of Our Hispanic Heritage”—will explore many chapters of American history that are seldom covered in U.S. history books and classrooms. The course is designed to introduce students to the most important people, events and landmarks marking the history of Hispanics in North America.

Joseph Gyasi ‘18 On Scholarship and Giving Back

January 12, 2017 | College of Staten Island

The prestigious Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship is a highly selective, competitive award, in which only 15 students from 12 New York City colleges are selected more »

Queens College Students to Walk in Footsteps of Dr. King

January 11, 2017 | Queens College

When Rabbi Moshe Shur was in college, he joined other student volunteers in a 1965 and 1966 summer initiative to register disenfranchised voters in six Southern states.

Senator George Mitchell and Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald Are 2017 Sorensen Center Scholars-in-Residence

January 11, 2017 | CUNY School of Law

2017 scholars-in-residence at the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice are Senator George J. Mitchell and Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald.

CCNY Celebrates MLK, Jr. with Harlem-based middle school

January 9, 2017 | City College

In celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., City College of New York students and staff honor the slain Civil Rights leader with CCNY’s annual MLK Day of Service. This year’s theme is “Why Do You Serve?” and partners CityServ with New York Cares and PS 194 for a day of community work.

Lehman Community Comes Together to Provide Student Services During Power Outage

January 9, 2017 | Lehman College

The Lehman College community came together this week in a unified effort that reflects the college’s ability to mobilize and cope with adversity during a crisis.

Tuesday’s power outage caused the evacuation of four buildings and relocation of administrative personnel. By Wednesday morning, the College’s most critical student services were up and running in temporary spaces, set up in the Music Building’s East Dining Room and Faculty Dining Room.

Barely skipping a beat, Admissions, Registrar, and Financial Aid staff were deployed to makeshift offices in the East Dining Room. International Services, Veterans Affairs, and General Advisement were among the departments working in the Faculty Dining Room. On Wednesday, the school held its “common advising day” where faculty advisors are available to meet with students to answer their questions. The circumstances made it more of an uncommon advising day.

CCNY Solar Roofpod’s sweet grant

January 6, 2017 | City College

After a bountiful fall harvest from a garden extension to The City College of New York’s award-winning Solar Roofpod come the bees. The nationally recognized rooftop project designed by students in CCNY’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture under the guidance of Professor Christian Volkmann, is the recipient of a Sponsor-A-Hive grant of honey bees from The Honeybee Conservancy. It is part of the conservancy’s mission to save bees.