In an Associated Press article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on the constitutionality of a proposed law banning anyone on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, from wearing pants that sag more than three inches below the hips.
Dr. Lisa S. Coico, president of The City College of New York, has been selected as an Outstanding Educator of the Year by the award-winning publication Education Update. This prestigious honor is given to education leaders who have embodied strong leadership in enhancing the quality of education at their institutions and an unflagging dedication to the advancement of all students in attendance. The award presentation will take place June 24 at the Harvard Club in New York.
In the second episode of "Where I’m From," an undocumented immigrant recounts panic at the airport and a speaker addresses the plight of domestic workers.
New Yorkers at every location in the city can now find the names and contact information of all their elected officials by using only one online location: www.MyGovNYC.org. This vital interactive “Who Represents Me?” database, which is accessible on any device, has been provided through a partnership between the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the League of Women Voters of New York City.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the appointment of Alan S. Abel and Rosanna Rosado to the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. The two new board members boast stellar credentials in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia, Canada, recently received an international award for its evidence-based approach to fire prevention and a targeted smoke alarm giveaway program that has significantly reduced fires and fire losses in the city. For several years, Charles Jennings, associate professor in the Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management and director of the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies at John Jay College, has shared his research expertise on socioeconomic factors and fire risk with the Surrey Fire Services.
Alum Daisy Chung (’09), executive director for Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), spoke to ABC News about the restaurant Sushi Yasuda. The restaurant put its employees on salary with paid vacation and sick leave and started banning tips.
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In a guest column for JURIST, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the feasibility of labeling garments manufactured under proper conditions as “sweat-free” in the aftermath of the factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 600 garment workers.
Brooklyn, NY – Medgar Evers College recently announced that Tanya E. Isaacs has joined the College as its new Director of Human Resources. Ms. Isaacs brings more than 15 years’ experience to her role at Medgar Evers. “I am pleased that Tanya has joined the Medgar Evers Human Resources team,” said President William L. Pollard. [...]
Through June 27, the Queens College Art Center will be presenting the mixed media oil portraits and paintings of Dominican-American
artist Jennie Santos. These were created during Santos’ residency at QC earlier this year, at which time she gave visitors an opportunity
to witness how large canvases in mixed media become artwork.
Yesterday, the New York Times featured an online debate between Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, over the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance activities.
Brooklyn, NY – Medgar Evers College announced the appointment of David I. Orenstein as Chief Librarian of the Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library, succeeding Brian Lym, who served as Interim Librarian since October of 2012. Dr. Orenstein brings nearly 20 years’ experience as a librarian and service in a variety of positions in public and [...]
Medgar Evers College to Kick Off a Tribute on June 12 with a Short Film and Community Discussion on the Life of Medgar Evers Brooklyn, NY – In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the June 12, 1963 assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, the City University of New York has directed that flags [...]
Baruch alumna Danica Dilligard was recently included among the “20 Under 40 Latinos Going Places” by PODER 360 Magazine.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, we ask that flags on all CUNY campuses be lowered to half-staff on June 12 and that each campus engage in appropriate educational activities to commemorate his legacy.
William P. Kelly, president of the Graduate School and University Center, has been named interim Chancellor following Matthew Goldstein’s 14-year tenure that transformed the University into a truly integrated world-class institution, revamped and expanded to promote academic success and access for students of all levels.
THE UNIVERSITY’S renowned faculty members continually win professional-achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects start here and continue inside.
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein graduated from The City College of New York in June 1963 at a turbulent time in the nation’s history — the height of the Civil Rights movement. He reflected on his own graduation, and on the challenge posed by its celebrated commencement speaker, in his own commencement address to CCNY’s Class of 2013. The following column, Dr. Goldstein’s last as Chancellor, is excerpted from his address. For the full address see: cuny.edu/chancellors-speech
TRANSFER STUDENTS are streaming into the University’s four-year baccalaureate colleges at unprecedented rates — expanding diversity as a CUNY redefined by a decade of improved academics, record-breaking enrollments and $1.8 billion in campus facility upgrades is increasing access to a high-value education as never before.