Archive for January, 2017

A Statement from the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York

January 31, 2017 | The University

The City University of New York was founded on the principle of equal access and opportunity. CUNY’s commitment to protecting and supporting our students, regardless of immigration status, has not wavered throughout its 170-year existence.

LaGuardia Community College Launches New Citizenship & Legal Services Program

January 31, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

New Citizenship & Legal Services Program Launches at LaGuardia Community College FREE Program to Help NYC Immigrants Become Citizens—Educational Services by LaGuardia’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training and Legal Services by Catholic Migration Services Long Island City, NY (January 27, 2017)—LaGuardia Community College’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training has partnered withCatholic Migration Services, […]

Baruch College Listed in Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Back”

January 31, 2017 | Baruch College

Baruch College is one of the nation’s best colleges for academics, affordability, and for “getting their graduates out the door to satisfying and rewarding careers,” according to The Princeton Review in its just-released 2017 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back.”

Paths to Equity Explored in Faculty Convocation

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Preview The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Academic Affairs hosted the College’s first annual Faculty Convocation on January 27 in Theatre I at 199 Chambers Street. BMCC President Antonio Pérez opened the event attended by hundreds of full-time and adjunct faculty. “As we assess and measure student success, we have to take […]

African Heritage Month Kicks Off, Artist Ed Dwight to Visit BMCC Feb. 24

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Renowned sculptor and artist Edward Joseph Dwight Jr., the first African American astronaut candidate, will be at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) on February 24 as part of the college’s month-long African Heritage celebration that kicked off February 1 with dancers (shown), poetry, panels and more. Dwight, who will be recognized at BMCC as […]

Student Veterans Meet with Council Member Eric Ulrich to Address Housing Issue

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

L-R: Stephany Lopez, Douglas Israel, Keifer Ramos, Edan Benmelech, Wilfred Cotto, Diego Changa and NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich (not shown: Yanisal Ramirez) Three BMCC student veterans; Stephany Lopez, Diego Changa, and Keifer Ramos, along with BMCC alumni Yanisel Ramirez and Edan Benmelech met with Eric Ulrich, Chair of the New York City Council Committee […]

BMCC Students Earn Spots on Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Andrea Reed, Marija Binch Marija Binch, a Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Liberal Arts major, and Andrea Reed, a BMCC alumna (’16, Business Administration), were selected to be part of the Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team for New York. As team members, Binch and Reed are eligible for the $5,000 All-USA Academic […]

Princeton Review names CCNY one of the “Colleges That Pay You Back” for third year running

January 31, 2017 | City College

Yet again, The City College of New York has been named one of the nation’s outstanding colleges for the high-value return it offers students on their investment in higher education, according to the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

Message from President Robinson and Provost Connolly About the Executive Order on Immigration

January 31, 2017 | CUNY Graduate Center

As you know, the White House issued an executive order on Friday that suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days and barred entry for 90 days for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The legal situation is fluid, but our commitment to our students, faculty and principles is firm.

Article Focuses on Guttman’s Innovative Approach to Developmental Support

January 31, 2017 | Guttman Community College

A Hechinger Report article from January 30 highlights Guttman’s innovative approach to providing developmental support within the curriculum rather than offering separate, non-credit-bearing remedial courses to enhance student success.

Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum to Present Chance Encounters: Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, January 30–March 18, 2017

January 30, 2017 | Queens College

On the occasion of its 60th anniversary—and the 101st anniversary of Dada—the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College is presenting Chance Encounters: Cubism, Dada and Surrealism, a survey of works from the museum’s collection by 23 major artists.

Message From Chancellor Milliken

January 29, 2017 | The University

On Friday afternoon, the President issued an Executive Order that suspended entry of all refugees for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and for 90 days blocked entry for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, including holders of student visas.

A Message On The Executive Order Limiting Entry into the United States

January 29, 2017 | The University

To assist CUNY students, faculty and staff who are impacted by President Trump’s executive order of January 27, 2017 limiting entry into the United States by individuals from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, CUNY provides the following information.

Spring courses heat up at CCNY

January 27, 2017 | City College

As winter session comes to an end, City College of New York’s finest are gearing up for the spring. From policy issues to technical courses on coding, City College students have an abundance of new and unique courses to choose from.

Hostos Community College Boasts Highest Mobility Rate Among Two-Year CUNY Institutions

January 27, 2017 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) boasts the highest “intergenerational social mobility rate” of students among fellow CUNY community colleges, according to a study in The New York Times published on January 18, 2017.

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann Visits Hunter

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

On Friday, December 9, Hunter welcomed Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann to the Department of Chemistry’s seminar series. Hoffmann shared lunch, shop talk and advice with Hunter grad students and chemistry majors, listening to every student describe their field of study and latest projects. Afterward, to an overflow crowd in Hunter North, he gave a memorable […]

Hunter College and the U.N. Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

This December 10th marked the 68th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a seminal moment for the international respect and acknowledgement of human dignity. This historic document was adopted and proclaimed by international world leaders of the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 in Paris—and this year, the celebration of […]

Professor Sangeeta Pratap Awarded Mexico’s Top Prize for Economics

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

Professor Sangeeta Pratap of the Economics Department has been awarded the Banamex Prize, an annual award recognizing the best research, analysis, and solutions to the economic problems in Mexico. This international prize, Mexico’s highest and most distinguished economic award, is administered by the Banco Nacional de Mexico, the largest commercial bank in Mexico. For more […]

Hunter College Student and Daughter of Pakistani Immigrants Receives Highly Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

(December 12, 2016)  Hunter College of the City University of New York student Faiza Masood, Class of 2017, has been selected as a Marshall Scholar, it was announced today. She is one of only two students in New York State to receive the Marshall this year, and a first for Hunter College.  The Marshall Scholarship […]

Hunter’s Model UN Team Wins Big in Washington D.C.

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

The Hunter Model UN team has returned from its first conference of the year – in triumph! Held this November in Washington DC, the National Model UN Conference is one of the largest and most competitive conferences in the world for college level aspiring diplomats, and Hunter’s team garnered a multitude of awards, including the […]