News from The City University of New York

  • CUNY ENACTS BROAD SERIES OF REFORMS TO ENSURE FISCAL AND ETHICAL INTEGRITY OF ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS

    June 27, 2017 | The University

    The Trustees of The City University of New York passed a sweeping package of reforms of the university’s governance and administrative policies, creating greater transparency and accountability and putting CUNY in the vanguard of reform efforts in higher education, Board Chairperson William C. Thompson, Jr. and Chancellor James B. Milliken announced.

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  • CUNY NAMES PETER M. COHEN AS INTERIM PRESIDENT OF KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    June 26, 2017 | The University

    The City University of New York today named Peter M. Cohen as interim president of Kingsborough Community College following the recent announcement that Farley Herzek, the president since 2014, is retiring. Cohen will serve while the Board of Trustees conducts a search for a permanent replacement.

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  • STATEMENT FROM CHANCELLOR JAMES B. MILLIKEN

    June 23, 2017 | The University

    “For decades, it has been a matter of pride and policy that The City University of New York has been among the most inclusive universities in the country, welcoming and benefiting enormously from our diversity, which includes every underrepresented group and especially the LGBT community.

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  • STATEMENT FROM CHANCELLOR JAMES B. MILLIKEN
    ON RESTORATION OF YEAR-ROUND PELL GRANTS  

    June 21, 2017 | The University

    “The City University of New York applauds the federal government’s restoration of year-round Pell Grants, which have, for decades, provided essential assistance to lower income students. This is great news for current and prospective CUNY students. It will enable many students to attend summer school with reduced tuition or no tuition, and it will give them needed support to achieve their academic goals without having to take on debt.

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  • 15th ANNUAL CUNY CITIZENSHIP NOW! FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL IMMIGRATION HOTLINE

    June 12, 2017 | The University

    The 15th annual Citizenship NOW! hotline, a free, confidential citizenship and immigration information service helping thousands of callers, will open June 19, according to the New York Daily News and The City University of New York, which sponsor the event.

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  • ICYMI:  Ending the Curse of Remedial Math  

    June 12, 2017 | The University

    In an op-ed published yesterday in The New York Times, David L. Kirp, a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote that “CUNY Start holds some clues on how to solve an education crisis,” noting that the innovative remedial program is getting more than half of the students who complete the program ready for college in just one semester, “something that’s almost impossible with regular remedial courses.”

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  • Equality Indicators Expands to Five Cities Across the Country

    June 7, 2017 | The University

    The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG), in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation and 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), announced the selection of five cities to receive support to develop a tool to track progress towards equality, helping decision makers craft more effective policies to assist communities in each city.

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  • Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken on Signing ‘We Are Still In’ Pledge

    June 6, 2017 | The University

    “The City University of New York enthusiastically supports the ‘We Are Still In’ commitment to the critical goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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  • CUNY APPOINTS LORETTA MARTINEZ TO SERVE AS GENERAL COUNSEL AND VICE CHANCELLOR FOR LEGAL AFFAIRS  

    June 5, 2017 | The University

    Chancellor James B. Milliken and the board of trustees announced today they have appointed Loretta P. Martinez to serve as general counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs for The City University of New York.

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  • ICYMI: HOW CUNY BECAME POETRY U.

    June 5, 2017 | The University

    In a story published this weekend, The New York Times reported that The City University of New York is home to a number of very highly accomplished poets, including this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner, Tyehimba Jess, who teaches at the College of Staten Island and joins a long list of winners of prestigious awards and honors teaching at CUNY.

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