• 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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  • Brooklyn College Enters Into Its First Student Exchange Program With a South Korean University

    July 13, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By ROBERT JONES JR. Brooklyn College President Michelle J. Anderson and a team of Brooklyn College students, faculty, staff, and administrators met with a delegation from Dongguk University led by President Tae Sik Han, a Buddhist monk, to formalize a longstanding collaboration between the two institutions and inaugurate a semester-long exchange program. The student exchange program begins fall 2017 and, with […]

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  • Money Magazine Ranks Brooklyn College One of the Top 50 Best Colleges in the Country

    July 10, 2017 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

    By ROBERT JONES JR. Brooklyn College made the top 50 in Money magazine’s 2017–18 “711 Best Colleges for Your Money” listing. Coming in at #43, the college was noted for its outstanding national academic reputation, rigorous honors college, study abroad program, first-year learning communities, diversity, and selectivity. Additionally, Money highlighted Brooklyn College as having one of the highest rates of achievement in the country in regard to assisting […]

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  • Class of 2017 Grad Ryan Beckford Heads to CNBC

    July 5, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By ROBERT JONES JR. Even before he walked down the aisle at Barclays Center for the 2017 Brooklyn College Commencement Ceremony, Ryan Beckford ’17 had already scored a coveted position as a post-production prep tech at CNBC, thanks, in no small part, to the resources and training he received from the Magner Career Center. Beckford, who received his Bachelor […]

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  • Signs of Change: Brooklyn College Implements Gender-Inclusive and Gender-Neutral Restrooms

    June 12, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By ROBERT JONES JR. All Brooklyn College single-sex restrooms are gender inclusive and single-occupancy restrooms are gender neutral thanks to the advocacy of a variety of groups in the campus community. The implementation of this policy, in accordance with New York City law, comes after the Trump administration rescinded the Obama administration’s transgender students restroom-use protections, […]

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