Archive for 1999

Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on CUNY to Hold Forums in January

December 22, 1999 | The University

The Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on The City University of New York will hold forums on Tuesday, January 5 and Wednesday, January 6, 1999, at Hunter College, North Building, Assembly Hall, First Floor, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

CUNY Prepares to Stay Open in Event of Transit Strike Colleges Asked to Plan Essential Staffing

December 14, 1999 | The University

The City University of New York will remain open and operational in the event of a transit strike or serious disruption of the public transit system, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced.

CUNY 2000-01 Budget Seeks Support for Faculty, Flagship Programs, College Now, More Economic Development and Technology

November 22, 1999 | The University

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York today unanimously approved operating and capital budget requests totaling $1.7 billion to New York State and City officials for fiscal year 2000-2001.

CUNY Middle East Experts Available for Comment

November 16, 1999 | The University

Faculty members from The City University of New York colleges, who are prominent experts on Middle East issues, are available for comment as coverage of the peace process in Israel continues.

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

October 7, 1999 | The University

“CUNY Voters Count” is the theme of The City University of New York’s system-wide non-partisan voter registration program, now in its final week. October 8 is the deadline for new voters to register with the New York City Board of Elections in order to vote in the November 2 general election.

CUNY To Hold Free University-Wide Graduate Information Fair October 14 at Hunter College

October 7, 1999 | The University

The City University of New York will hold a Graduate Fair Thursday, October 14, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hunter College, West Building, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. Information will be available about more than 100 graduate and professional degree programs at CUNY, many of them in the nation’s top 20. The program is free and open to the public.

Trustees Approve Landmark Remediation Exit Test Chancellor Calls Move Profound Step Forward for CUNY

September 30, 1999 | The University

The City University of New York Board of Trustees, for the first time since it adopted an Open Admissions policy 30 years ago, has overwhelmingly approved the use of tests based on national standards to determine when CUNY students in remedial classes are ready to do college level work.

CUNY Chancellor Champions Community Colleges In Keynote Address at LaGuardia Community College Commencement

September 29, 1999 | The University

In his first commencement address since becoming Chancellor of The City University of New York, Dr. Matthew Goldstein used his keynote speech today at LaGuardia Community College’s 27th annual commencement to champion the vital role community colleges play in CUNY’s and the nation’s educational system.

Classes Start at CUNY Graduate School and University Center as Buildings Department Approves Occupancy

September 8, 1999 | The University

Fall semester classes started on Friday afternoon, September 3, at The City University of New York Graduate School and University Center’s new location. Earlier in the day, the New York City Department of Buildings granted the school, in the former B.Altman building at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, a temporary certificate of occupancy. Classes will be operating on full schedule starting on Tuesday.

Board Names CUNY Interim Chancellor as President of Brooklyn College, Designates Three Acting Presidents, Announces New Searches

August 27, 1999 | The University

Chairman Herman Badillo announced at a special meeting tonight that the Board of Trustees appointed CUNY’s Interim Chancellor Christoph M. Kimmich as the president of Brooklyn College. In addition, acting presidents were named at Baruch College, The City College and La Guardia Community College, and trustee chairpersons were designated to head search committees to recommend permanent presidents for four CUNY campuses.

City University of New York Board of Trustees Names Dr. Matthew Goldstein New Chancellor

July 26, 1999 | The University

Dr. Matthew Goldstein was unanimously approved on July 22, 1999 as Chancellor of the City University of New York by its Board of Trustees, becoming the first CUNY graduate to lead the nation’s largest urban public university.

Record-Breaking Number of Students Sign Up This Year For CUNY’s Summer Skills Immersion Program

July 13, 1999 | The University

A record number of students are enrolled in The City University of New York’s Prefreshman Summer Skills Immersion Program this year.

CUNY Board of Trustees Names Interim President of Queensborough Community College

July 6, 1999 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York appointed Howard L. Lapidus, J.D., Interim President of Queensborough Community College on June 28, Chairman Herman Badillo announced. He will assume the post following the August 31 retirement of Dr. Kurt R. Schmeller, who has served as President for the past 32 years.

City College President Dr. Yolanda T. Moses to Step Down After Six Years at Helm

July 6, 1999 | The University

Citing academic and personal reasons, Dr. Yolanda T. Moses, president of The City College of New York for the past six years, today announced her resignation, effective September 1, 1999, to pursue other interests.

CUNY Trustees Choose Interim President Dolores Fernandez as President of Hostos Community College

June 29, 1999 | The University

The City Universityof New York Board of Trustees named Dr. Dolores M. Fernandez President of Hostos Community College on June 28, effective July 1,1999, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Herman Badillo announced. Dr. Fernandez, who has served as Interim President of the college since March 1, 1998, is a nationally recognized expert in bilingual education, teacher training and curriculum development.

“An Institution Adrift” The Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on the City University of New York

June 7, 1999 | The University

“An Institution Adrift” The Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on the City University of New York

Dr. Anne A. Paolucci to Step Down as Chairwoman of Board of Trustees of The City University of New York

May 27, 1999 | The University

Dr. Anne A. Paolucci has resigned her post as Chairwoman and member of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York effective June 1, 1999.

Immigrants from Ukraine, Latvia, Sweden and Trinidad are Among 8 Winners of CUNY Salk Medical Scholarships

May 25, 1999 | The University

A Ukrainian survivor of the Chernobyl disaster, a former professional ballerina, and a one-time wall plasterer in the Australian outback are among eight outstanding City University of New York students awarded Jonas E. Salk Scholarships to study medicine. Eight others were named honorary winners.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Charles Schumer, Pulitzer Prize Winners Among Speakers at CUNY Commencements

May 18, 1999 | The University

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton; Senator Charles E. Schumer; Pulitzer Prize winners columnist Jimmy Breslin and historian Mike Wallace; Congressman Anthony Weiner; New York State Comptroller H. Call McCall; Manhattan Borough President C.Virginia Fields; and talk show host Larry King will be among the many distinguished speakers at City University of New York college commencements scheduled from May 23 through June 11.

CUNY Develops Expanded Cultural Sensitivity Program for NYPD “Streetwise: Language, Culture and Police Work in New York City”

May 6, 1999 | The University

Some 2,100 City police officers are being given enhanced “cultural tools” that could prove effective in peacefully protectingNew York City neighborhoods under a program developed by the City University of New York for the New York Police Department.