Archive for January, 2014

Judith C. McCarthy (’91) Selected as Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York

January 31, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The Board of Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has selected Judith C. McCarthy (’91) to serve as a magistrate judge for a term of eight years. She will serve on the bench at the Charles L. Brieant United States Courthouse in White Plains. Ms. McCarthy […]

Clips of the Week

January 31, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out our latest links – including Kristen Clark’s profile of an old-school club for Brooklyn Based. Clark’s audio slideshow was played on Brian Lehrer’s TV show. What better way to end the first week of the semester than with some of the latest links from our reporters: •Kristen Clark’s profile of an old-school club […]

Mayor de Blasio Announces Settlement of Historic Racial Profiling Case in which Prof. Jonathan Moore is one of Lead Counsel

January 31, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced settlement of the Floyd v. City of New York stop-and-frisk lawsuit, in which Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore is one of two lead counsel, together with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Spotlight: Professor Tonya Hegamin

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College extends its heartfelt congratulations to Professor Tonya Hegamin, English Professor at Medgar Ever College, on the publication of her historical fiction novel, Willow. Published by Random House, the novel follows Willow, a 15-year old slave, and Cato, a freed black man committed to getting fugitive slaves to freedom. Though their lives seem […]

Register for Fall 2014!

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Registration for fall, 2014 is now open and all students and those interested in attending Medgar Evers College (MEC) are encouraged to apply and/or register, today!  At Medgar Evers College, we host an exciting array of degree programs that are the foundation of our ongoing mission to connect our curriculum closely to your success in […]

Feed the Need

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Saturday, December 21st, Medgar Evers College and The People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective partnered for the annual “Feed the Need” and Kwanzaa celebration.  The event supports men, women and children living in shelters throughout the city.  The festivities included spoken word, dance, song, food and gifts for the children and adults in attendance. […]

City Tech 2014-2015 Scholar on Campus Nominees Announced

January 31, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology Associate Provost Pamela Brown recently announced nominees for the 2014-2015 Scholar on Campus Award — Sandra Cheng, Humanities, Monique Ferrell, English, and Benjamin Shepard, Human Services. The recipient will be announced this spring and the award presentation and celebratory dinner will be held on Monday, April 7.

CCNY Architecture Students Honor Brick Through Competition

January 31, 2014 | City College

Students to apply venerable materials for modern designs in contest sponsored by masonry contractors and bricklayers union
“It is important that you honor the material that you use,” architect Louis Kahn said in a 1971 talk to students at the University of Pennsylvania. Third-year students in City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture this semester will honor brick, the material Kahn used to make his point.

Professor Jeffrey Mongrain Named Distinguished Professor of Art

January 31, 2014 | Hunter College

Jeffrey Mongrain has been named a Distinguished Professor of Art at Hunter College by The City University of New York Board of Trustees. Mongrain, a member of the Hunter faculty since 1995, is the head of MFA Sculpture and Undergraduate Ceramics. He becomes Hunter’s 18th serving Distinguished Professor, joining an elite group of scholars, researchers […]

Holiday Turkey Giveaway

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, Medgar Evers College (MEC) teamed up with a number of corporate and community sponsors to host a turkey giveaway for those in need.  Wal-Mart, One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York, Bridge Street Development Corporation, Bridge Street AME Church, Ethylene Henderson Women’s Missionary Society and […]

LaGuardia Community College Hosts a Faculty and Student Art Exhibition in Celebration of Black History Month

January 31, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—January 31, 2014—In celebration of Black History month, LaGuardia Community College will be hosting its annual African Heritage event featuring a faculty and student art exhibition.  The exhibition, which runs through March 7, will have an opening reception on February 5. The artworks exhibited reflect the show’s universal theme, “Advancing the Dream: […]

Celebrating Black History Month

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is gearing up for a Black History Month packed with informative, inspiring and entertaining events.  The month kicks off with a forum entitled, “Reclaiming Our Ancestral Legacy through Courage, Strength and Fortitude, and continues on with a community blood drive, Black history trivia game, poetry slam, panel discussions and more.  All […]

Register Now! MEC Blast Program

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Pipeline Initiative is now accepting applications for the new Blast program.  The program gives students aged 13 and up vital enrichment in a number of areas and helps foster a greater interest in college-going by placing them in a higher education environment.  Students will be exposed to a variety of […]

Big Changes Ahead

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Big changes are heading our way!  April, 2014, Medgar Evers College will transition from the current eSIMS system and over to CUNYfirst Campus Solutions.  The Fully Integrated Resources and Services Tool (First) will be our new suite of technology tools, which will replace our rapidly aging Student Information Management System (SIMS).  The benefits for students, […]

Loaner Laptop Program

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library, conveniently located in the Carroll Street Building, is pleased to sponsor a “Library Loaner Laptop” program.  Starting, January 27, 2014, a limited quantity of laptop computers are available for students to check out on a three hour, three week or three month basis. All currently registered students in good standing are […]

Writing Center Now Open

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Every writer needs a proofreader. Whether you are in the brainstorming phase of an assignment or whether you are requesting a second pair of eyes on a final term paper, the Medgar Evers College Writing Center is here to assist.  Centrally-located in the heart of campus, in the Bedford Building, a team of qualified tutors […]

A Chance to Say Thanks for the J-School’s Former Dean

January 30, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Former Dean Stephen B. Shepard and his wife Lynn Povich have given the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism a generous parting gift: a $150,000 donation to a scholarship fund in his name. The fund will award J-School tuition money to carefully chosen graduates of one of the CUNY colleges. Recipients will be chosen based on […]

Brad Parker on 5th Anniversary of Operation Cast Lead

January 30, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Today, Al-Jazeera English published an opinion piece from alumnus Brad Parker (’10) that reflects, five years later, on the toll of Israel’s January 2008 military offensive in Gaza and the effects of the subsequent fact-finding mission of the UN Human Rights Council.

Star Chefs to Celebrate City Tech on March 13

January 30, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

More than twenty of the nation’s top chefs and restaurateurs will be turning out to help City Tech raise scholarship money for its award-winning Hospitality Management program on Thursday, March 13, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the College’s Janet Lefler Dining Room, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The event will feature the signature dishes […]

Karen Pennar Promoted to Editor of the Voices of NY News Aggregation Site

January 29, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Karen Pennar, a former senior writer for BusinessWeek magazine, has been named editor of Voices of  NY, a news site that publishes the best stories from the city’s community and ethnic press. Pennar, who has been working part-time for Voices for more than a year and was most recently its interim editor, succeeds Maite Junco, […]