• M.F.A. Fiction Program Faculty Member Sigrid Nunez Wins National Book Award for Fiction

    November 15, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    Her novel The Friend beat out stiff competition at the awards ceremony on November 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. By ROBERT JONES JR. Sigrid Nunez, an adjunct professor in the Brooklyn College M.F.A. Fiction Program, won the National Book Award for her novel The Friend last evening at a ceremony at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street. The award judges called […]

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  • Ribbon Cutting Reception for Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts Recognizes the Contributions of Dr. Leonard Tow ’50 and Other Distinguished Guests

    November 2, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    The state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building will house Brooklyn College’s Department of Theater and Conservatory of Music, and serve as hub for arts and culture in the borough. By KEISHA-GAYE ANDERSON A ribbon cutting reception for the new Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts welcomed distinguished guests Leonard Tow ’50, who, together with his wife, the late Claire Tow […]

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  • What Alumni Mentorship Means for Student Success

    November 1, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    Renee Blumenfrucht ’15 was prepared to give up on securing a dream job—until Leonardo Rizzi ’93 and the Brooklyn College Magner Career Center intervened. By ROBERT JONES JR. During her senior year at Brooklyn College, Renee Blumenfrucht ’15 went on an interview at Goldman Sachs to apply for an internship. Imagine her surprise when she was […]

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  • Brooklyn Seoul: A Cultural Exchange

    October 17, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    Brooklyn College’s new academic partnership with Dongguk University in South Korea gives students from both institutions the opportunity to expand their worldview and strengthen their cultural competency. By ROBERT JONES JR. “I have friends everywhere now,” says Raven Wilson—Brooklyn College (BC) senior, Korean popular music (K-pop) aficionado, and teaching/program assistant in the Media Production and Cultural Studies […]

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  • The Wondrous World of Karen Berger

    October 1, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    Karen Berger ’79, a trailblazer in the comic book industry who has worked on some of the best-known and edgiest books in the history of the genre, embarks on her latest adventure, the Berger Books imprint under the publisher, Dark Horse. By ROBERT JONES JR. Brooklyn Beginnings The first time Karen Berger ’79 walked into a […]

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  • Kade Wise ’11 Builds a Television “Empire”

    September 26, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    The popular actor and musician discusses how he went from majoring in marketing to landing roles on some of the highest-rated shows on television. By ROBERT JONES JR. Homeland. Lucifer. And now, Empire. Those are the hit television shows that Kade Wise ’11 has starred in—and he has only just begun. In his Empire role, his biggest to date, Wise […]

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  • Art and Politics Are Inseparable in Little Rock, the Hit Play from Award-winning Playwright/Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj ’11 M.F.A.

    September 6, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    A New York Times Critic’s Pick, the production about the “Little Rock Nine” comes out of the Brooklyn College alumnus’s tradition of bearing witness, testifying, and shining a light on uncomfortable, necessary truths. By ROBERT JONES JR. Little Rock—a play with music, about the lives, tribulations, and triumphs of the nine black students who were the first in […]

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  • The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Acquires Professor Patricia Cronin’s Sculpture

    July 30, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    Memorial to a Marriage is one of 25 pieces of art selected for an annual show highlighting the gallery’s new acquisitions. By AUDREY M. PETERSON   This spring, Brooklyn College Art Professor Patricia Cronin‘s sculpture, Memorial to a Marriage (2002), has been chosen to be part of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery‘s 50th Anniversary New Acquisitions exhibition. Called an “icon of the marriage […]

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  • Professor Matthew Burgess Is PUMPed About His Latest Collaborative Public Art Project

    July 23, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    Burgess’s vision, the Poetry Urban Mural Project (PUMP), is bringing communities of students, scholars, and artists together to create public works that transform the aesthetic of the city one wall at a time. By ROBERT JONES JR. Led by their English teacher Natalie Nuzzo ’11, ’13 M.A., the eighth-grade students of David A. Boody I.S. 228 […]

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  • Diversity and Inclusion Celebrated at Brooklyn College’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony

    May 31, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    The event, which drew politicians from all around the city, highlighted student success with hopeful messages from alumni and friends of the college. By ROBERT JONES JR.   “We know that our diversity is our strength and enhances the academic experience for all,” said Brooklyn College President Michelle J. Anderson at the 2018 Brooklyn College Commencement Ceremony, held […]

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