Archive for 1997

North to Albany: CUNY Students Intern in Legislature

December 22, 1997 | The University

When Lisa Fraser worked for three years as a counselor to children at risk of being put in foster homes, she wished for better laws to protect the youngsters. Ms. Fraser will now find out how those laws are made as she becomes one of 27 City University of New York students who will spend the Spring semester in Albany as interns with the New York State Legislature. A June graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work, she wants to work in the field of public policy and public welfare.

Christoph M. Kimmich Named Interim Chancellor By CUNY Board Brooklyn College Provost is Prominent Scholar and Long-Time Educator

November 26, 1997 | The University

Dr. Christoph M. Kimmich was appointed Interim Chancellor of The City University of New York, effective Nov. 25, Chairwoman Anne A. Paolucci of the CUNY Board of Trustees announced following the Board’s Nov. 24 meeting.

Bronx Novelist Who Studied for GED at Bronx Community College To Speak at CUNY GED Graduation Nov. 3 at Hunter College

November 17, 1997 | The University

Abraham Rodriguez, an acclaimed young novelist who says he wants to do for the Bronx what Balzac did for Paris, will be the featured speaker at the, CUNY GED graduation ceremony, Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College 68th Street and Lexington Ave.

CUNY To Honor Faculty Scholars and Artists Who Won Top National Awards on November 19

November 17, 1997 | The University

The City University of New York will honor 147 faculty members who won prestigious national awards and recognition in the past year at a reception Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 East 36th. Street, Manhattan.

CUNY Sponsors Voter Registration Effort October 10 Deadline Nears

September 24, 1997 | The University

The City University of New York’s system-wide non-partisan voter registration initiative is helping to make sure all eligible members of the university community are registered. October 10 is the deadline for new voters to register with the New York City Board of Elections.

Three CUNY Colleges Win National Science Foundation Awards To Support Science, Math and Engineering Education

September 22, 1997 | The University

Three City University of New York colleges have won a total of $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to support reform of undergraduate education, focusing on improving science, mathematics and engineering education.

New Calendar Lists Events Through December, Many Free At City University of New York Colleges

September 22, 1997 | The University

A Faculty Jazz Ensemble featuring renowned bassist Ron Carter at City College on September 11; “Blanca Snow in Puerto Rico,” a multi-media installation by artist Antonio Martorell at Hostos Community College on Oct. 1; and an international conference on William Faulkner at the CUNY Graduate School on September 19 are among upcoming free events listed in The City University of New York’s new Fall 1997 Calendar of Events.

200 Students Spend Summer in New CUNY – Board of Ed ESL Immersion Project Before Entering High School

August 21, 1997 | The University

More than two hundred eighth grade students took part in a special rigorous English language immersion program this summer at New York City Technical College and LaGuardia Community College. The pilot program, a collaboration between The City University of New York and the Board of Education, was modeled on CUNY’s successful year-old pre-college Language Immersion program.

CUNY Colleges Lead Country in Degrees Earned By Minority Students According To Two National Publications

August 11, 1997 | The University

More African-American students earn their bachelor’s degrees from City College of The City University of New York than from any other “traditionally white institution” in the country, according to the July 10 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education.

Eight Top CUNY Students From Many Countries Win Salk Scholarships To Fulfill Medical School Dreams

June 18, 1997 | The University

Natalya Koltunova, Catherine Okonji and Rhondalyn McClean are among eight top-ranking CUNY graduates who decided to become physicians after experiencing suffering and/or lack of health care in places as diverse as the Ukraine, Nigeria, and Harlem. They are among eight outstanding CUNY students who received prestigious Jonas E. Salk scholarships and seven who received honorary Salk Scholarships on June 9 to study medicine.

Ambassador Bill Richardson, Playwright Wendy Wasserstein, News Anchor Peter Jennings Among CUNY Commencement Speakers

June 18, 1997 | The University

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson, award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. CEO Bruce Llewelyn, Loral Space and Communications Chairman Bernard Schwartz, Senator Paul Wellstone, and ABC-TV news anchor Peter Jennings and New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall are among the distinguished keynote speakers at The City University of New York’s 1997 college graduation ceremonies.

CUNY Chancellor Asks City Council for Support For Community College Funding

June 18, 1997 | The University

City University of New York Chancellor W. Ann Reynolds called on the City Council to add urgently needed funding to the proposed City Executive budget for new faculty, library books, expansion of the Language Immersion Program, and greater computer access.

Record Number of Employers Interview Nearly 5,000 Students At CUNY’s Big Apple Job Fair At Javits Center

May 12, 1997 | The University

The largest number of employers–115–in the nine-year history of The City University of New York’s Big Apple Job Fair gathered on April 30 for the chance to recruit nearly 5,000 CUNY graduating seniors and recent alumni at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

CUNY Hispanic Students Debate Workfare Reform And Rent Control in Model Senate in Albany

March 17, 1997 | The University

More than 50 outstanding Hispanic students from 16 City University of New York colleges debated two “hot-button” issues in the first college-level Model New York State Senate in Albany on March 8. Initiated by the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force of the New York State Legislature, the session took place in the State Capitol Senate Chamber in conjunction with the Task Force-sponsored Somos el Futuro Conference.

CUNY Announces “Citizenship Now” Program First University-Wide Drive To Help Immigrant Students Become Citizens

March 4, 1997 | The University

The City University of New York has launched an unprecedented 17-campus drive to help thousands of its legal immigrant students become citizens.

New Study Finds $13 Billion CUNY Economic Impact On New York State, 10 Times Size of University’s Budget

March 4, 1997 | The University

The City University of New York contributes nearly $13 billion to New York State’s economy, more than 10 times the size of the university’s budget, according to a new report, “Return to New York: The CUNY Investment.”

Innovative New Visions Effort Creates 25 New Programs on CUNY Campuses

February 21, 1997 | The University

In its third and final year, the New Visions Program of The City University of New York has given birth to 25 new undergraduate programs across disciplines and across campuses. The innovative effort, led by CUNY faculty and funded by a three-year, $225,000 grant from the Aaron Diamond Foundation, is shaping the University’s educational future.

National Coalition Announced for the Education of Welfare Recipients

February 13, 1997 | The University

Chancellor W. Ann Reynolds of The City University of New York announced today that dozens of college and university chancellors and presidents nationwide have joined a new National Coalition in support of current and prospective students who are public assistance recipients working to gain college credentials, leave the welfare rolls permanently and become productive taxpayers.

First Class Graduates From Dominican Republic Community College Established With Help of LaGuardia Community College; Chancellor Cites CUNY’s Leadership in Caribbean Area Studies

February 10, 1997 | The University

City University of New York Chancellor W. Ann Reynolds told the first graduating class of the first community college in the Dominican Republic on January 31 that the graduates would “have a role in driving the economic engine of this region.”

Dr. Louise Mirrer Named Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs

February 10, 1997 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today named Dr. Louise Mirrer as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, following a national search. Her appointment is effective July 7, 1997.