The City University of New York is a distinctively urban university with a unique mission. Our task, for the past 170 years, has been to provide “a vehicle of upward mobility for the disadvantaged,” through an “integrated system of higher education.” Led by this historic mandate, CUNY has become among the most accessible, affordable and respected universities in the country – covering the spectrum from community colleges to graduate and professional schools.
CUNY in the News
April 20, 2017 | The University
April 18, 2017 | The University
Continuing in a proud CUNY tradition, Claire Lynch, a junior at Macaulay Honors College at City College, has been named the winner of a prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, the nation’s premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders.
April 13, 2017 | The University
Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College on a warm spring day to sign into law his pathbreaking Excelsior Scholarship, providing free tuition to qualified students and making New York State a national leader in widening access to quality higher education.
April 12, 2017 | The University
One of the great opportunities we have in making CUNY a more powerful 21st century university is to build on our record of using the best 21st century tools to increase our effectiveness and our reach.
Statement on the New York State budget from Chairman of the Board of Trustees, William C. Thompson, Jr. and Chancellor James B. MillikenApril 11, 2017 | The University
Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State has passed a farsighted budget that opens the door to a college education for more New Yorkers and enhances the quality of higher education.
April 11, 2017 | The University
Tyehimba Jess, associate professor of English at CUNY’s College of Staten Island, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection Olio. In addition, Brooklyn College MFA student Sarah DeLappe was a finalist for
the Pulitzer in drama for her off-Broadway play, “The Wolves.”
April 3, 2017 | The University
THE NEWS INTEGRITY INITIATIVE IS A JOINT EFFORT TO ADVANCE NEWS LITERACY AND INCREASE TRUST IN JOURNALISM
March 31, 2017 | The University
I am writing to let you know that I have recently been diagnosed with throat cancer. Fortunately, it is a fairly common and highly curable form of this disease. The cancer was discovered during a routine physical earlier this month and, since that time, I have undergone numerous tests and meetings with doctors to determine the best treatment plan. I am otherwise in excellent health, the cancer has not spread beyond the throat area, and my prognosis is very good.
March 30, 2017 | The University
The University has a proud history of providing educational opportunity to all New Yorkers, regardless of background or means, and that includes a long tradition of welcoming immigrant students in search of the American Dream. Despite many challenges, from language barriers to economic hardship, many immigrants and children of immigrants have been – and are – among CUNY’s highest academic achievers.
March 28, 2017 | The University
Twelve CUNY students and recent alumni have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, each worth $138,000, to pursue research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in advance fields including astrophysics, cell biology and organometallic chemistry.