Archive for February, 2012

2012 CUNYAC / Con Edison Community College Women’s Basketball Final #2 KCC & #4 BMCC Underway @ Queensborogh; Free Tickets & Live Stats

February 17, 2012 | Sports

Live action is underway at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY as the 2012 CUNYAC/Con Edison Community College Women’s Basketball Championship Final will have the #4 BMCC Panthers (9-17) face the #2 Kingsborough Wave (10-15). Immediately fol…

President Morales and Nine Others Receive Louis R. Miller Leadership Award

February 17, 2012 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Being recognized by your peers is an absolute honor, even if that recognition happens only a few short hours after the sun comes up. But the 8 a.m. time slot did not stop 300 people from filling a room at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, to recognize 10 remarkable Staten Island businessmen and businesswomen as part of the annual Louis R.

“The Root” Spotlights Medgar Student and Author Kyle Chais as 2012 Young Futurist

February 16, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College student and new author Kyle Chais is reatured in the The Root as a 2012 Young Futurist. The 20 year – old psychology major wrote his debut novel, Nameless, while living in a homeless shelter. Nameless chronicles the existence of a fallen angel who inhabits the body of a mortal and experiences the joys and lows of being human.

Jenni Avins (Class of ’09) for Vice.com: From Hunt to Haute Couture

February 16, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

In the fashion equivalent of the locavore food movement, Class of ’09 alum Jenni Avins made her own fur vest in New York from the pelts of foxes trapped in the wilds of nearby Pennsylvania. She even skinned one of the critters in the process. Then she wrote about the experience for the cultural website, [...]

Act Now. Tell NY State NOT to Cut CUNY’s Community College Budget.

February 16, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The 2012-13 New York State Executive Budget for CUNY is currently under review by the State Legislature. Time is of the essence. This year the Legislature has accelerated the budget timetable. Budget conference committees will be starting early and the Legislature is aiming to finish passage of the budget one week prior to the April 1st deadline.

A General Joins the Club

February 16, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“I was actually recruited right off the streets of New York City, into the National Guard,” said Trinidad-born Brigadier General Renwick L. Payne, speaking to BMCC’s Organization of Student Veterans (OSV).

Joey Mogul (’97) and Team Earn Civil Rights Legal Victory

February 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Joey Mogul (’97) is one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit brought against the Chicago Police Department.

2012 CUNYAC / CON EDISON ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED AT WATER CLUB; Duleba (Baruch), Douglas (MEC), Jackson (HCC), Shcherban (HCC) Top Players

February 16, 2012 | Sports

The City University of New York Athletic Conference and Con Edison held a pre-tournament basketball luncheon on Thursday, February 16th at the Water Club in Manhattan to celebrate the 47th Annual CUNYAC/Con Edison Basketball Championships. CUNYAC annou…

Lady Panthers Upset QCC 65-59 in Championship Semifinals

February 15, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The semifinals of the 2012 CUNYAC/Con Edison Community College Women’s Basketball Championship just finished at the Robert F. Kennedy Gymnasium on the campus of QCC.

The Final on Friday night will feature a first-time matchup, the #4 BMCC Panthers (9-17) versus the #2 Kingsborough Wave (10-15). The Panthers last held the trophy in 2003, while KCC is still looking for title #1 . The Championship game tips off at QCC at 6:00 pm. Tickets are free, but required for entry (CLICK HERE).

Research by Lehman Professor Sheds Light On Health Issues Affecting Hispanic Americans

February 15, 2012 | Lehman College

New research by Dr. Luisa N. Borrell, chair of Lehman College’s Health Sciences Department, reveals the complexities of generalizing about the health of Hispanic Americans—a group of some 50 million people with ethnic connections to over 25 countries.

#1 Bronx Cruises Past #5 KCC, 91-61, #2 Hostos Tops #3 QCC 84-66; At the 2012 CUNYAC/Con Edison Basketball Championship at Queensborough

February 15, 2012 | Sports

The Borough of the Bronx will be shining on Friday night, February 17th, as the two resident Community Colleges, Bronx CC and Hostos CC will face off in the final for the first-time in the 2012 City Uiniversity of New York Athletic Conference / Con E…

Baruch Goes Abroad With CUNY’s First-Ever Cuban Arts and Cultures Program

February 15, 2012 | Baruch College

Over the past fifty-plus years, Cuba has been largely off limits to Americans. But thanks to the recent initiatives of CUNY and Baruch College, a handful of fortunate students were able to take part in a study abroad program on the Caribbean island this past January.

LaGuardia Community College Joins Nationwide Initiative To Create Pathway to Education for Community College Students

February 15, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia is participating in a $4.84 million nationwide initiative to explore whether students receiving public benefits are better able to stay in college longer and complete their course of study faster.

Lehman College to Host Symposium Feb. 24-25 on the Short Story in Irish Language Literature

February 14, 2012 | Lehman College

The Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College will host a two-day symposium on the short story in the Irish language on Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25, in the Music Building.

#4 BMCC Upsets Host QCC, 65-59 In 1st CUNYAC/Con Edison Semifinal; Hostos vs. KCC In Progress at 2012 C.C. Women’s Basketball Tournament

February 14, 2012 | Sports

The semifinals of the 2012 CUNYAC/Con Edison Community College Women’s Basketball Championship are underway at the Robert F. Kennedy Gymnasium on the campus of QCC. In the first game, #4 seeded Borough of Manhattan Community College came back from a 1…

CUNY Law Remembers Civil Rights Champion Hon. Robert L. Carter for Black History Month

February 14, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law salutes the courageous life of Robert L. Carter, who died on January 3, 2012 at the age of 94.

CUNYAC/Con Edison Community College Women’s Semifinals Tonight at QCC! Home Team Tips-Off 2 Games at 6 pm; Men’s Semis Tomorrow

February 14, 2012 | Sports

The semifinals of the 2012 CUNYAC/Con Edison Community College Women’s Basketball Championship begin tonight at the Robert F. Kennedy Gymnasium on the campus of QCC.
Get your free tickets both games at the link inside – CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS. Also Li…

#1 Brooklyn, #2 Baruch, #3 Hunter, #4 Lehman All Easily Advance In 2012 CUNYAC/Con Edison Senior Women’s Quarterfinal Action

February 13, 2012 | Sports

The 2012 City University of New York Athletic Conference / Con Edison Women’s Basketball Championship now shifts to CCNY for Wednesday night’s semifinals, following Sunday’s Quarterfinals at higher seeds. Top-seeded Brooklyn (20-6) will face #4 Lehm…

New Date: Olympic Icon John Carlos to Visit Medgar Evers College, Feb. 21

February 10, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

On Wednesday, February 15, iconic Olympic bronze medalist John Carlos will speak and share insights from his book, The John Carlos Story, during the “Athletes & Sports Figures in Black History” event from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm at Medgar Evers College, Academic Building I – 1638 Bedford Ave., (EOJ auditorium) Brooklyn, NY 11225.

Broadway Legend Ben Vereen at CCNY February 27

February 10, 2012 | City College

The City College of New York Black Studies Program invites the public to a Black History Month presentation by Broadway legend Ben Vereen 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 27, in Aaron Davis Hall. The event is free and open to the public; however, because space is limited, attendees should RSVP to 212-650-8117 or 212-650-5352 to reserve seats.