Archive for 1998

CUNY Says “Play Ball!” to Yankees Farm Team

December 30, 1998 | The University

City University of New York officials announced today that The College of Staten Island is available to host the Watertown Indians, a minor league team associated with the New York Yankees.

Procedures for Snow and Other Emergency Closings

December 22, 1998 | The University

Please be advised that in the event that the Central Office is to be closed due to snow or other emergencies, the following radio stations will broadcast CUNY messages.

Statement by Chairwoman Anne A. Paolucci

December 10, 1998 | The University

Statement by Chairwoman Anne A. Paolucci

CUNY Trustees Vote to Strengthen Academic Requirements Via New Writing Test

November 21, 1998 | The University

The Board of Trustees voted on November 23rd, 1998 to require that beginning next year all new students pass a University Proficiency Examination before graduation or transfer from community colleges and prior to advancing to the upper divisions of CUNY’s four-year colleges.

CUNY Honors 155 Faculty Winners of Top National and International Awards

November 20, 1998 | The University

The City University of New York honored 155 distinguished faculty members– scholars and researchers — who won prestigious national and international awards and recognition inthe past year at a reception Nov. 16 at the Pierpont Morgan Library in Manhattan.

Speakers Testify on CUNY’s Economic Impact at City Council Hearings November 18

November 17, 1998 | The University

Testimony on the economic impact of the City University at the November 18 New York City Council hearings revealed that CUNY is a major regional economic engine which contributes nearly $13.7 billion annually to the state economy-a figure ten times the University’s budget.

CUNY College Communities Aid Hurricane Victims

November 4, 1998 | The University

Hurricane relief efforts sponsored by broad coalitions of City University of New York student organizations, Latino and Caribbean clubs and other campus groups are continuing to collect money, food, water, medicine and clothing on all CUNY campuses for victims of Hurricane Georges and Hurricane Mitch and the floods in Bangladesh.

Prominent Engineering Educator Named President of New York City Technical College

October 28, 1998 | The University

The City University of New York Board of Trustees named Dr. Fred W. Beaufait, former Dean of Wayne State University’s College of Engineering, and Director of the National Science Foundation’s Greenfield Coalition for engineering education, as the new president of New York City Technical College, effective January 1, 1999.

CUNY Trustees Approve Five Year Budget Plan

October 28, 1998 | The University

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York on October 26approved a five-year budget request to State and City officials commencing with the 1999-2000 Operating Budget emphasizing greater long- term planning to improve standards, opportunity, service and accountability.

CUNY Hosts First Annual Student Media Conference at BMCC Guest Roster Included A Dozen Leading Journalists

October 21, 1998 | The University

The First Annual City University of New York Student Media Conference was held on Friday, October 2, 1998 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, located at 199 Chambers Street.

Carnegie Foundation Names Judith Summerfield New York Teacher of the Year Third CUNY Professor Honored by Carnegie in Five Years

October 21, 1998 | The University

Dr. Judith Summerfield, Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York, has been named New York State Teacher of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

City University of New York Joins Storm Relief Efforts

October 9, 1998 | The University

The City University of New York has called upon its students, faculty and staff to join relief efforts underway to aid both the Caribbean victims of Hurricane Georges and those threatened by recent devastating floods in Bangladesh.

CUNY Sponsors Voter Registration Program On 19 Campuses Throughout New York City

August 31, 1998 | The University

“Bringing Diversity to Democracy” is the theme of The City University of New York’s system-wide non-partisan voter registration program. October 9 is the deadline for new voters to register with the New York City Board of Elections in order to vote in the November 3 general election.

New CUNY-Wide Calendar of Events Available: Concerts, Sports, Lectures, Plays, Arts Shows

August 31, 1998 | The University

New CUNY-Wide Calendar of Events Available: Concerts, Sports, Lectures, Plays, Arts Shows

CUNY Colleges Are In Top Six in Nation In Associate’s Degrees Earned By Minorities

July 27, 1998 | The University

Four City University of New York colleges rank among the top six in the country in the number of Associate’s degrees conferred on minority students in all disciplines, according to Community College Week’s study of “100 Top Associate’s Degree Producers” in the July 13 issue.

Statement by The City University of New York on Comptroller’s Office Analysis of CUNY Workfare Students

July 23, 1998 | The University

The City University of New York is committed to working closely with the Human Resources Administration to enable CUNY students who receive public assistance to continue their studies while fulfilling their workfare obligations.

CUNY Director of Design, Construction and Management Wins New York AIA 1998 Public Architect Award

July 9, 1998 | The University

Lia Gartner, Director of Design, Construction and Management for The City University of New York, is the winner of the 1998 Public Architect Award, presented by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. The award, established in 1984, formally acknowledges the achievements of architects “who have made significant contributions while working with the public sector.”

Immigrants from Russia, China, Nigeria and Surinam Are Among Six Winners of CUNY Salk Scholarships

July 1, 1998 | The University

A former resident of Nigeria who often worked a 30-hour week in a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant during the school year so she could afford college is among six outstanding City University of New York students who received Jonas E. Salk Scholarships to study medicine. Seven others were named honorary winners.

State Senate Approves Kathleen M. Pesile As New CUNY Trustee

June 22, 1998 | The University

Kathleen M. Pesile, a financial consultant, teacher, and CUNY alumna, was confirmed by the New York State Senate on June17 to serve on The City University of New York Board of Trustees, effective immediately.

CUNY Trustees Name Prominent Educator Interim President of Baruch College

June 22, 1998 | The University

The City University of New York Board of Trustees has named distinguished educator, and scientist Dr. Lois S. Cronholm Interim President of Baruch College, effective June 15, 1998.