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  • How Hurricane Katrina Changed the Lives of 33 Students and Faculty

    February 22, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    A group of 33 members of the BMCC community, three faculty and 30 students, converged on Katrina ravaged New Orleans during intersession to assist in the on-going and perhaps never-ending cleanup of a once proud American icon. Recently, most of the 33 came together for a debriefing on the experience and expressed their emotions, thanks, […]

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  • ‘Out-In-Two’ Receives $486,000 Grant From The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation

    February 6, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    BMCC has received a three-year grant of $486,000 from The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation to support its innovative Out-In-Two scholarship program. The Out-In-Two scholarship program provides full scholarships to students who complete their coursework in two years, and helps them transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The program also offers personalized academic support. Since […]

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  • $900,000 NSF Grant For Video Arts and Technology Program

    February 2, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    The next two years will see major advances in the field of broadcasting as the industry addresses the national conversion from analog to digital television in compliance with federal mandates. As stations work to meet the 2009 Federal Communications Commission deadline, the need to train, and retrain, the industry’s technical workforce is critical.Responding to this […]

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  • Professor Rámírez Márquez’s My Emerald Green Dress

    December 12, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    Alister Rámírez Márquez is a professor of Spanish at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). He is also a man in love with his art and his culture. He wants his students, especially, to catch that certain something about Spanish literature that makes it tick. He has written a new novel, My Emerald Green Dress. […]

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  • Painful Lessons Learned for Iraqi War Veteran

    December 5, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    By Chris Bragg, Downtown Express It was nearing the nightly 9 p.m. curfew in Baghdad when Josh Middleton saw the headlights approaching. A lone truck came up the road where Middleton’s platoon stood waiting. Someone from the platoon waved a flashlight, instructing the driver to stop. The driver, mistaking the gesture for another vehicle’s headlights, […]

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  • Math without the Mayhem: Curing Math Anxiety

    November 6, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    In “Taking Anxiety Out of the Equation,” a recent article, which appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, writer Elizabeth Farrell questions the subject that has humbled many students, even those who once enjoyed its abstract concepts and often-baffling terminology—until the dreaded college-level math. Math anxiety happens to be the specialty of BMCC Professor and […]

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  • Stepping it Up in the Sciences with CSTEP

    October 27, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is designed to increase retention among minority and economically disadvantaged students traditionally underrepresented in the science and allied health professions which lead to licensure. Funded by the New York State Education Department, BMCC is one of three community colleges in CUNY awarded this grant. “We are really […]

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  • Professor Cheryl J. Fish Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

    September 20, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    According to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Cheryl J. Fish, Associate Professor of English at BMCC has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research in the area of Environmental Justice and North American Studies at University of Tampere in Finland during the […]

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  • Money Matters: Borough of Manhattan Community College Receives a Generous $100,000 Grant from Merrill Lynch

    August 17, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    New York, N.Y. — A non-profit financial research organization recently dubbed America’s youth “Generation Broke,” based on reports showing that credit card debt among 18-24 year olds has risen by 104 percent over the past decade. Today’s young people carry the highest student loan balances in U.S. history, which averaged $19,900 in 2002. The demographic […]

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  • July 17, 2006 Borough of Manhattan Community College Receives a Generous

    July 17, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    New York, N.Y. — A non-profit financial research organization recently dubbed America’s youth “Generation Broke,” based on reports showing that credit card debt among 18-24 year olds has risen by 104 percent over the past decade. Today’s young people carry the highest student loan balances in U.S. history, which averaged $19,900 in 2002. The demographic […]

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