• Cleaning India’s Holiest — And Most Polluted — River

    February 24, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    For millions of Hindus, the 1,500-mile-long Ganges River is the holiest river in India. Sadly, it’s also one of the world’s most polluted. New light will now be shed on this environmental catastrophe when Living River: The Ganges, a documentary directed and produced by Assistant Professor of Film Vinit Parmar screens on Monday, Feb. 27, at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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  • The Debt

    February 2, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    Justiin Davis ’12 knows one thing for certain: Despite mythical tales of pulled boot straps and self-made men, no one can make it on his own. It isn’t merely talent, imagination, intelligence and drive that set one on the path to greatness. Many influences, circumstances, institutions, opportunities and people provide advantages that often go unrecognized. Ego makes it rather simple to imagine success as a wholly personal enterprise. Despite the temptation, Davis, who debuted this season on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award–winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire, remains honest and realistic about his journey.

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  • Alumna Leads Second Annual Celebration of Caribbean Cinema

    January 27, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    This past November, a league of Brooklyn College alumni, professors and students celebrated the second successful year of a monthlong festival of Caribbean cinema through art exhibitions, essays, fashion, panel discussions, live performances and, of course, film.

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  • Serving Mario Batali

    January 25, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    It all began with a job post. “My dad sent me a link to a job with Mario Batali back in May,” explains Andrea Bernardi ’11, who received her degree from the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY B.A.) program. “They had this really splashy video with Mario talking about the position. It sounded perfect for me, but totally crazy to think I would have a chance.”

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  • The End of Occupy Wall Street, or Just the Beginning?

    December 15, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Several weeks since the encampment in Zuccotti Park was dismantled, Occupy Wall Street is still struggling to find its footing. Demonstrations continue around the country; on Dec. 12, protesters up and down the West Coast banded together to shut down ports from Seattle to Los Angeles. However, with no concrete agenda, no designated leaders, winter approaching and polls demonstrating waning popularity, the Occupy movement is at a crossroads, and protestors are scrambling to regroup and reorganize.

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  • Director of CAASS Receives Tepeyac Award for Raising College Education Awareness Among Immigrants

    December 12, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Asociación Tepeyac has honored Jesús Pérez ’95, director of the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success at Brooklyn College, with its 2011 Builders of the Future Award for his role as executive director of the CUNY Working Task Force on Strengthening Educational Opportunities for the Mexican and Mexican-American Community.

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  • Honors Student Wins November CUNY Photo Contest

    December 2, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    She’s a member of the Macaulay Honors College and the Bulldogs swim team. She rides horses and volunteers with GallopNYC, a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to children with developmental, emotional, social and physical challenges. And now senior Catherine Chan has been acknowledged for her photographic prowess.

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  • Scholarships and Financial Aid Protect Students From CUNY Tuition Increase

    November 29, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Brooklyn College announced today that it is taking steps to ensure an education of superior quality remains accessible to current and future students as tuition costs rise across the City University of New York. Yesterday, CUNY announced that tuition at all of its campuses will increase by $300 annually for the next four years in order to make up in part for reductions in public funding over the past several years.

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  • Brooklyn College Establishes Four New Schools

    September 20, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    As the new academic year gets under way, President Karen L. Gould officially welcomed the founding deans of four new schools, completing the final stage of an ambitious academic reorganization started less than two years ago. Together with the existing School of Education, created in 1971, the new structure will streamline the college’s operations, raise the profile of its nationally recognized academic programs, and expand partnership opportunities in Brooklyn and beyond.

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  • A Trip to Honduras on Medical Brigade Changes Lives for Both Students and Locals

    August 23, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    For most people, a trip to Honduras revolves around reef diving, Mayan ruins and visits to biological reserves. For a group of 23 Brooklyn College students, however, it involved something much more meaningful.

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