News from The City University of New York

  • NATIONAL GROUPS HONOR CUNY SOLAR LEADERSHIP

    July 27, 2017 | The University

    The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) last night honored Sustainable CUNY with its Visionary of the Year Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes CUNY’s Smart Distributed Generation Hub, a collaborative effort with New York State and City agencies, utilities and industry to integrate solar power and storage into the New York infrastructure.

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  • CUNY FIGHTING HIV/AIDS INFECTION WITH NIH GRANTS

    Long-Term Studies Seek to Improve Methods Of Curbing Spread of Virus Among Men

    July 26, 2017 | The University

    CUNY researchers have won two of the four grants that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded for long-term studies of how gay and bisexual men become infected with the HIV virus.

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  • CUNY FRESHMAN APPLICATIONS RISE 9% TO A RECORD, TOPPING 76,000

    July 25, 2017 | The University

    Freshman applications to The City University of New York for Fall 2017 rose 9 percent to a record 76,345, the University announced today.

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  • CUNY CUTTING COST OF TEXTBOOKS THROUGH USE OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    Openly Licensed Resources Save Students Money, Improve Performance

    July 24, 2017 | The University

    Chancellor James B. Milliken announced that The City University of New York will slash the cost of textbooks for the highest-demand classes through the use of Open Educational Resources, or OER, freely available, high-quality books and other materials that can be downloaded, edited and shared. OER not only saves students’ money, it also helps them do better in school, according to a growing body of research.

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  • ICYMI: FREE ONLINE COURSE MATERIALS HELP TAKE TEXTBOOKS OFF N.Y. STUDENTS’ SHOULDERS

    Supporters of Free Resources Tout Creative Leeway for Teachers, but Skeptics Caution Some Materials Lack Quality or Coherence

    July 21, 2017 | CUNY in the News, The University

    The Wall Street Journal
    By Leslie Brody

    The City University of New York predicts that ditching more textbooks in favor of free online materials will save 50,000 students more than $4.5 million this coming year in book fees.

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  • ICYMI: TO GROW TECH IN NYC, DON’T HOPE FOR SKILLED STUDENTS—MAKE THEM

    A Firm Designed Cuny Courses and Promised Student Jobs. It Worked

    July 18, 2017 | CUNY in the News, The University

    Crain’s New York Business
    By Charles Phillips

    In 2012, New York City was not the Silicon Alley we know today. There was disappointingly little to show in the market when it came to technology talent. Yet, as CEO of Infor, a multi-billion-dollar software company with 16,000 employees, I somehow persuaded my Silicon Valley-based board of directors to let me move the company to New York City. While the local tech economy had a long way to go, many of our 90,000 customers regularly visit New York, the capital of the business world. There was a strong business case to move, but I knew it would require some significant investment in the local tech community to be sustainable.

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  • Money Magazine: MONEY MAGAZINE PUTS 5 CUNY COLLEGES IN TOP QUARTER OF NATION’S “BEST COLLEGES FOR YOUR MONEY” – BARUCH RANKED SECOND

    July 10, 2017 | The University

    Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money 2017” puts five CUNY colleges in the top quarter of 711 schools, ranking Baruch College second overall, just after Princeton University and first in the country among the “Best Public Colleges.” Also among the nation’s leaders, according to the assessment, were CUNY’s Brooklyn College, Queens College, Hunter College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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  • CUNY TO HOST SPECIAL LIVE FACEBOOK SESSION ON EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIP

    July 6, 2017 | The University

    Top CUNY enrollment and admission officials will answer questions about New York State’s new Excelsior Scholarship in a special Facebook Live information session on Thursday, July 13, at 6 p.m. The Excelsior Scholarship initiative will provide free tuition at CUNY and SUNY colleges to qualified students.

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  • JOHN JAY STUDENT ‘ACES’ BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN 2 YEARS

    July 6, 2017 | The University

    Chancellor James B. Milliken announced that a University initiative to increase timely graduation in four-year baccalaureate programs has produced its first graduate – a 19-year-old John Jay College of Criminal Justice student who earned his bachelor’s degree in just two years.

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  • FORMER ACTING ASST. U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY APPOINTED ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR TO GUIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF CUNY STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

    June 29, 2017 | The University

    Chancellor James B. Milliken today announced the appointment of Amy B. McIntosh, acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education in the Obama administration, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategy, a new role where she will be responsible for guiding implementation of the University’s Strategic Framework and other important CUNY strategic objectives.

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