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  • BMCC Hosts CUNY English Summit to Share Strategies for Remediation Reform

    November 1, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    The annual CUNY English Summit was hosted October 26 by Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center. CUNY Interim Chancellor Vita C. Rabinowitz joined BMCC Interim President Karrin E. Wilks to welcome attendees from BMCC, across CUNY and community colleges around the country. The daylong event examined strategies proven to close the […]

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  • Forum Energizes Community to Redesign Systems for Student Success

    November 1, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty and staff filled Theatre 2 on October 16 as they gathered for a community forum led by Interim President Karrin E. Wilks. The purpose of the forum was to provide updates on BMCC’s  Designing for Successinitiative, collective campus-wide efforts to increase student success “not incrementally, but dramatically,” said Wilks. “We are […]

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  • Out in Two Cohort Has High GPAs and Higher Aspirations

    October 17, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

                                      On October 11, a ceremony and reception at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) celebrated the Fall 2018 Out in Two inductees, a cohort of 25 students selected from a pool of 113 applicants, according to Richard Naughton, who coordinates […]

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  • BMCC Partnership With NYU Opens Doors for Ambitious Students

    October 17, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

                                      Through a partnership between two New York University (NYU) programs—the Pipeline Opportunity for Inter-Collegiate STEM Education (POISE) and the Gallatin Undergraduate Initiative for Discovery in Education GUIDE—two select groups of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students will gain access to […]

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  • BMCC Report Reveals High Traffic and Wide Use of Battery Park City Parks

    October 11, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    The parks located in Battery Park City are a vital part of the fabric that makes lower Manhattan dynamic and diverse. Approximately 690,000 people visit the 36 acres of parks and public spaces in Battery Park City (BPC) each year according to findings from an extensive research project led by a team of Borough of Manhattan Community College […]

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  • Career Fair Opens Doors for Hundreds of Student Job Seekers

    September 27, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    “The vibe was very welcoming.” That’s how Criminal Justice major Savion Cleophat described the Fall 2018 Career Fair presented by the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Center for Career Development at 199 Chambers Street on September 26. “I see a lot of motivation from the students to seek jobs, as well as to explore resources at BMCC,” […]

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  • BMCC Community Pays It Forward by Donating Blood

    September 19, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), a high value is placed on volunteering. Students tutor their classmates, pitch in at local soup kitchens and help out at tax filing centers for low-income New Yorkers. Another way BMCC students give back, is by donating blood. On September 13, they joined professors and staff in Richard Harris […]

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  • Super Fair Provides Options on Services and Academics

    September 17, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    Linking support services to student success is an integral component of the national pathways movement, which streamlines community-college graduation requirements into prescribed course sequences. In fact, according to a 2017 Community College Research Center (CCRC) report, “Colleges will not see substantial improvements in student outcomes unless they redesign programs and support services across the institution soplete […]

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  • Finish Fridays: An Innovative Plan Makes Enrollment Easier

    September 7, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), “We are constantly strategizing to streamline the registration and enrollment process,” says Kristin Albright Waters, Director of Enrollment Management Services. “Our goal is to make a student’s first experience with our college a positive one.” In Summer 2018, the Division of Enrollment Management moved closer to that goal by piloting five “Finish Fridays,” an opportunity for […]

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  • BMCC Math Professor Receives $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Create Developmental Math Test

    September 7, 2018 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Mathematics Professor Claire Wladis has received a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant—the largest ever received by a BMCC faculty researcher— to develop a test that measures how well college students understand fundamental algebra concepts. This will be the first test of algebraic conceptual understanding for college students […]

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