• Elena Felder’s Google Search Yields Terrific Results

    January 11, 2019 | Brooklyn College

    The computer and information science alumna says her education exceptionally prepared her for her current position at the tech giant. By ROBERT JONES JR.   Elena Felder ’04 had a problem: She was good at math, but barely spoke English, and the City University of New York (CUNY) admissions test was looming. So she resolved to […]

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  • Award-winning Poet Sonia Sanchez Examines the Power of Black Women’s Politics at Brooklyn College’s Shirley Chisholm Day Celebration

    November 28, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    The event, which commemorated the 50th Anniversary of alumna Shirley Chisholm’s historic election to the U.S. Congress, also featured other preeminent scholars in the world of black women’s politics. By ROBERT JONES JR. On November 27, Brooklyn College, and the nation, celebrated Shirley Chisholm Day 2018, which came in the same month as the 50th anniversary […]

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  • Brooklyn College Global Medical Brigades Focuses on Sustainable Health in Central Panama

    November 19, 2018 | Brooklyn College

    By ROBERT JONES JR. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Brooklyn College, along with all other City University of New York (CUNY) institutions, will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. Funds raised will support the Brooklyn College Annual Fund, which helps the college continue to create a complete and fulfilling college experience by providing resources that immediately respond to […]

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  • 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. Adjunct Professor Sigrid Nunez’s National Book Award–winning novel The Friend explores the life of a woman suffering after the loss of her best friend and mentor, and burdened with caring for the unwanted dog […]

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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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