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  • #GivingTuesday Brings the Brooklyn College Community Together to Support Student Achievement

    November 15, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    The Nov. 28 fundraiser aims to unite faculty, staff, friends, and more than 137,000 alumni to reach the highest possible goal and ensure the success of Brooklyn College students. By ROBERT JONES JR. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, Brooklyn College, along with all other City University of New York (CUNY) institutions, is preparing for #GivingTuesday, a global day […]

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  • Co-creator of #SAYHERNAME Spotlights Police Violence Against Black Women and LGBTQ People at Brooklyn College Event

    November 8, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    Activist, attorney, and author Andrea J. Ritchie led a talk about the daunting challenges faced in the quest to center women of color, and queer and transgender people as victims in discussions of state violence. By ROBERT JONES JR. Shantel Davis. Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Renee Davis. Sandra Bland. Tanisha Anderson. Rekia Boyd. Korryn Gaines. Charleena Chavon Lyles. […]

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  • Brooklyn District Attorney Organizes Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Symposium at Brooklyn College

    November 6, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez organized this series of workshops hosted by the college, designed to raise awareness, support survivors, and share solutions.   By ROBERT JONES JR. In the wake of the headlines detailing survivor accounts of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, Brooklyn College hosted “A Symposium on Campus Sexual Assault,” organized by Acting Brooklyn District […]

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  • A Soldier’s Story

    November 3, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    Senior Isiah James, a decorated veteran, finds community and support on the Brooklyn College campus thanks to the college’s Veteran and Military Program. By ROBERT JONES JR. Out of the corner of his eye, senior Isiah James saw the grenade coming toward him. It was 2009, the day before Valentine’s Day, 10:30 in the morning, and […]

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  • Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Cultivates Leaders for a Changing World

    October 6, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    As Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (PRLS) nears its 50th anniversary, the department’s innovative, interdisciplinary approach illuminates the issues facing Latinx communities and helps students develop solutions. Six days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, Julio Peña ’08 and his family had still not heard from his 86-year-old grandmother, and they were frantic. “Puerto Ricans […]

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  • Conservatory of Music Professor Malcolm Merriweather Sees Choral Training as a Step Toward Preparing Global Citizens

    September 11, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By AUDREY M. PETERSON When Malcolm Merriweather entered the Pope Paul VI Hall at the Vatican this past August with 60 young choir members from Haiti, he expected it to be hushed, reverent. “It was like a rock concert,” he says. “Everyone was shouting and waving flags from their countries and chanting the pope’s name in their own languages. […]

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  • Brooklyn College Welcomes Its Fall 2017 Incoming Class with a Campus-Wide Fair

    September 1, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By ROBERT JONES JR. The rain didn’t stop the Brooklyn College community from celebrating over 3,700 incoming students during the annual Involvement Fair (formerly Club Fair), held on August 29 on the East and West quads. Amongst a sea of umbrellas, hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students showed up to get better acquainted with their […]

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  • Kurz Family Foundation Gift Supports BLMI Inaugural Cultural Immersion Trip to Jamaica

    August 30, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By ROBERT JONES JR. Thanks to the generosity of the family of Herbert Kurz ’41, 17 students of the Brooklyn College Black and Latino Male Initiative (BLMI) participated in the program’s first-ever cultural immersion trip abroad this past summer to the beautiful island of Jamaica. The Jamaica Cultural Immersion Program took place from June 7–14 and included a […]

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  • To INFINITY and Beyond

    August 17, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    Grad Student David Engel was over the moon about his internship at NASA this past summer, which he secured through his work with the Magner Career Center.  By ROBERT JONES JR. NASA‘s John C. Stennis Space Center is located in Hancock County, Mississippi, on the banks of the Pearl River. It occupies nearly 14,000 acres and is surrounded […]

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  • A Classics Man

    August 14, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    Essowe Tchalim ’15 scored a coveted role at Droga5, one of the top ad agencies in the world, and credits his education in the Brooklyn College Department of Classics for giving him the knowledge, tools, and resources to achieve his goals. By ROBERT JONES JR. How did a recent Brooklyn College graduate with a B.A. in classics secure a […]

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