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  • Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

    March 7, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Last year Jennifer Mikhli-Forkosh, now a senior majoring in psychology, was the president of the student government and the first woman to hold that position in more than a decade. “I found that extremely surprising given that women comprise the majority of the student populace at this college,” she said. Women account for 60 […]

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  • Mission Nutrition

    January 19, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Jessica Jones ’12 is a self-described nutrition nerd. She says one of the first times she realized the impact of healthy eating was when she visited New York City’s farmer’s markets with her job at the Department of Health. She and co-worker Wendy Lopez would go to “food deserts,” and do cooking demonstrations and […]

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  • Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios Offers Master of Fine Arts in Digital Animation & VFX

    January 19, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– The Brooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios, which is currentlyaccepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year, has recently added a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Digital Animation & VFX to its suite of degree programs. Feirstein is the first public graduate film school in New York, and […]

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  • The Sacred and the Profane in Archie Rand’s Work

    January 19, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Interlacing the sacred with the profane, Presidential Professor Archie Rand of the Art Department created a series of 613 paintings over a five-year period, based on the biblical commandments of the Torah. These works have been compiled in his latest book,The 613 (Blue Rider Press), a recent editor’s pick by the New York Times […]

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  • TV & Radio Students Launch Web Mini-Series

    December 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– On October 22, Television and Radio students launched a 12-episode web-based miniseries—the product of a cross disciplinary program that immerses undergraduates in every process of television production. Shot entirely at Brooklyn College, Unproductive revolves around five close-knit friends, all seniors at an unnamed college’s television department. Tasked with finishing a video for a class taught […]

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  • Brooklyn College Scholars Draw Record Audience at TEDxCUNY Conference

    December 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Beinecke Scholarship winner Sean DesVignes ’15 and Brooklyn College senior Sofia Ahsanuddin were among a select group of speakers at the recent TEDxCUNY conference, held at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. The second annual event was organized by Harry S. Truman Scholar and senior Jake Levin, and […]

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  • Brooklyn College Student Support Programs Now Include a Food Pantry

    December 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Just in time for the holidays, Brooklyn College has opened a food pantry funded by a grant from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation. The pantry joins a constellation of student support services designed to help in emergencies with everything from tax preparation, housing, and certain uninsured medical expenses, to funds for textbooks, transportation, […]

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  • Alumna Kate Benson’s Obie-award Winning Production Opens in New Venue

    December 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Kate Benson ’14 M.F.A. was clear when she described her Obie-award winning play, A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes—which opens December 15 at the Apollinaire Theatre Company in Chelsea, Massachusetts—as a collaboration. “Because it had no stage directions, Lee and I spent a year […]

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  • Feirstein School Helps Rising Filmmaker Rashan Castro ’14 Realize His Vision

    December 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Rashan Castro ’14 is somewhat shy. But within massive concrete-and-metal spread of Stage 2 at theBrooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios, he is a commanding presence, completely in his element. As an undergraduate, Castro won the “Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting” and “Audience Choice” awards for his short film […]

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  • Obama Honors the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm ’46 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 17, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– “What would it mean if President Obama or Hillary Clinton evoked Shirley Chisholm’s name?” asks Zinga A. Fraser Ph.D., the new director of the Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism. She received an answer in a most significant way when it was announced on that Chisholm would be posthumously awarded the Presidential […]

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