City University of New York history professors, Edwin G. Burrows of Brooklyn College and Mike Wallace of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, were awarded the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for History on April 12 for their book “Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898″, published by Oxford University Press. Former Hunter College assistant professor of music Melinda Wagner was similarly honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Music for her “Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion.”
Four City University of New York community colleges rank in the top 12 in the country in the number of associate degrees earned by Hispanic students, according to the national publication Hispanic Outlook In Higher Education, based on 1996-97 U.S. Departm ent of Education figures.
The City University of New York’s deployment of cutting-edge information technology ranks fourth in the nation among university systems in PCWeek’s annual Government and Education Fast-Track 100 survey.
Seeking support for CUNY’s 1999-2000 budget request, Interim Chancellor Christoph M. Kimmich, in testimony before the New York State Assembly Higher Education Committee on February 26, pointed out that State aid for the senior colleges has decreased by nearly $140 million since 1990. During this time Medgar Evers became a senior college, sharing an already reduced level of resources.
A full tuition scholarship for a master’s degree in education and a guaranteed full-time teaching position in the New York City public schools is being offered by The City University of New York in a unique collaboration with the New York City Board of Education, as part of a new Teaching Opportunity Program (TOP).
Pearl Bernstein Max, who was appointed by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1938 as the first Administrative Director of the Board of Higher Education, died in her Manhattan home of natural causes on February 4 at the age of 94.
In testimony today (February 9, 1999) before a joint committee of the New York State Legislature, City University of New York Interim Chancellor Christoph M. Kimmich sought improvements in the proposed 1999-2000 State Executive Budget that currently recommends financial aid reductions of more than $100 million and leaves other mandatory University expenses unfunded.
The City University of New York Board of Trustees named Sherry Frances Brabham to serve as the University’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Budget, Finance and Information Services at its January 25 meeting, Chairwoman Anne A. Paolucci announced. Her appointment is effective February 1.
The City University of New York Board of Trustees named Dr. Michael Zibrin Interim President of Kingsborough Community College at its January 25 meeting, upon the recommendation of Interim Chancellor Christoph M. Kimmich.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has adopted a new resolution to phase out all remedial education in the baccalaureate degree programs at CUNY’s eleven senior colleges, starting in January of 2000, and continuing through September 2001, Chairwoman Anne A. Paolucci announced earlier this week.
A talented group of CUNY freshmen Merit Scholars were lauded at City Council Speaker Peter Vallone’s annual ‘State of the City” address at City Hall on January 13 for their academic excellence and community involvement on campuses and neighborhoods across the city.
Leon M. Goldstein, President of Kingsborough Community College of The City University of New York for 27 years, died at his home in Manhattan last night (January 8) at the age of 66.