U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson, award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. CEO Bruce Llewelyn, Loral Space and Communications Chairman Bernard Schwartz, Senator Paul Wellstone, and ABC-TV news anchor Peter Jennings and New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall are among the distinguished keynote speakers at The City University of New York’s 1997 college graduation ceremonies.
Ambassador Bill Richardson, Playwright Wendy Wasserstein, News Anchor Peter Jennings Among CUNY Commencement SpeakersJune 18, 1997 | The University
June 18, 1997 | The University
City University of New York Chancellor W. Ann Reynolds called on the City Council to add urgently needed funding to the proposed City Executive budget for new faculty, library books, expansion of the Language Immersion Program, and greater computer access.
Record Number of Employers Interview Nearly 5,000 Students At CUNY’s Big Apple Job Fair At Javits CenterMay 12, 1997 | The University
The largest number of employers–115–in the nine-year history of The City University of New York’s Big Apple Job Fair gathered on April 30 for the chance to recruit nearly 5,000 CUNY graduating seniors and recent alumni at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
March 17, 1997 | The University
More than 50 outstanding Hispanic students from 16 City University of New York colleges debated two “hot-button” issues in the first college-level Model New York State Senate in Albany on March 8. Initiated by the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force of the New York State Legislature, the session took place in the State Capitol Senate Chamber in conjunction with the Task Force-sponsored Somos el Futuro Conference.
CUNY Announces “Citizenship Now” Program First University-Wide Drive To Help Immigrant Students Become CitizensMarch 4, 1997 | The University
The City University of New York has launched an unprecedented 17-campus drive to help thousands of its legal immigrant students become citizens.
New Study Finds $13 Billion CUNY Economic Impact On New York State, 10 Times Size of University’s BudgetMarch 4, 1997 | The University
The City University of New York contributes nearly $13 billion to New York State’s economy, more than 10 times the size of the university’s budget, according to a new report, “Return to New York: The CUNY Investment.”
February 21, 1997 | The University
In its third and final year, the New Visions Program of The City University of New York has given birth to 25 new undergraduate programs across disciplines and across campuses. The innovative effort, led by CUNY faculty and funded by a three-year, $225,000 grant from the Aaron Diamond Foundation, is shaping the University’s educational future.
February 13, 1997 | The University
Chancellor W. Ann Reynolds of The City University of New York announced today that dozens of college and university chancellors and presidents nationwide have joined a new National Coalition in support of current and prospective students who are public assistance recipients working to gain college credentials, leave the welfare rolls permanently and become productive taxpayers.
First Class Graduates From Dominican Republic Community College Established With Help of LaGuardia Community College; Chancellor Cites CUNY’s Leadership in Caribbean Area StudiesFebruary 10, 1997 | The University
City University of New York Chancellor W. Ann Reynolds told the first graduating class of the first community college in the Dominican Republic on January 31 that the graduates would “have a role in driving the economic engine of this region.”
February 10, 1997 | The University
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today named Dr. Louise Mirrer as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, following a national search. Her appointment is effective July 7, 1997.