Brooklyn College

Finding Pride in a Safe Space

October 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It has been a busy year for David McKay ’93, adjunct professor of English, faculty adviser for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance (LGBTA) student club at Brooklyn College, member of the GLBTQ Advocacy in Research and Education (GLARE), and founding director of the college’s first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center. “This new center has […]

Conservatory of Music Names Grammy Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill ’96 Director of its Jazz Ensembles

October 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– World-renowned, Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and band leader Arturo O’Farrill has joined the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College as a full-time faculty member and director of its jazz ensembles, a position he has held on an interim basis for the past two years. “The committee conducted an intensive nationwide search that produced a number of stellar candidates […]

Rhythm in Residence

October 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For dance company co-founder André M. Zachery ’14, finding affordable rehearsal space in New York City proved to be a frustrating endeavor. “It takes so much energy away from planning and creating,” he says. That’s why the graduate of the Performance Interactive Media Arts program is so grateful for the opportunity to have a rehearsal space […]

Noted Educator and Former Knesset Member Anat Maor Named AICE Scholar

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Anat Maor, a professor of contemporary Israeli politics and a former member of the Knesset, has joined the Brooklyn College School of the Humanities and Social Sciences faculty for two consecutive semesters as the college’s first ever AICE (American-Israeli Cooperative Exchange Visiting Scholar). “Brooklyn College is privileged to have Dr. Maor, who has written on many […]

From the Heights to the Great Wall

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– In order to finance his trip to China through the Brooklyn College Study Abroad Program, Edwin Done took a tiered approach. The senior, who majors in history and triple minors in Africana studies, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, and women’s and gender studies, applied and wrote essays for six scholarships and fellowships and raised funds through an online site called […]

The Law Is on His Side

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Getzy Berger ’14 received the prestigious AnBryce Scholarship, which will cover the full cost of tuition as he studies law for the next three years at the New York University (NYU) School of Law. The law school’s current tuition is over $55,000 a year. Berger, who graduated this past June with a degree in […]

College Names New Deans in the School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College is pleased to welcome two new deans this fall. April Whatley Bedford will lead the School of Education and Richard Greenwald will lead the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. These senior administrators come to the college with impressive academic credentials and forward-looking approaches to creating access to affordable higher education. With one of […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Magner

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For the past 10 years, the Magner Career Center—a visionary professional resource created by Marge Magner ’69, and unique among the City University of New York (CUNY)—has had a record of unparalleled success in providing the over 26,000 diligent and driven Brooklyn College students registered there an edge in the marketplace. To help meet the real-world […]

Fashioned for Success

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When DKNY International Chief Executive Officer Mark Weber ’72 welcomed nearly 30 Brooklyn College students and graduates to the fashion firm’s headquarters this summer, they knew they were in for a treat. And he did not disappoint, sharing his advice on career success. He should know. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in psychology […]

A Vision Realized

September 26, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Marge Magner ’69, is nearly brought to tears when she is told that her vision, represented through the Magner Career Center, is directly responsible for positively impacting the professional lives of thousands of Brooklyn College students. The depth of their gratitude is bottomless, matched only by Magner’s commitment to their success. Students often […]

College Hires New Dean of Students

September 26, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Ronald C. Jackson, a Michigan native with some 15 years of experience working in higher education, has been named the new dean of students. Jackson previously served as dean of students at the Community College of Philadelphia and at Marymount Manhattan College. “I typically make fewer statements and ask more questions,” he says, […]

Getting Paid to Watch them Play

September 26, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Lisenia Rodriguez ’14 has always been a sports enthusiast. The former women’s volleyball player already attended many of the college’s games because she has friends on several of the teams. So when she found out that she could be eligible to win an assortment of prizes just by going to more games, she jumped […]

The Value of Alumni Mentorship

September 17, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Craig Henry ’11 was in his senior year of undergraduate studies when he met Anthony Castellanos ’84—global accounts lead partner and market development leader at KPMG, one of the largest and most respected audit, tax, and advisory firms in the world—through the Alumni Mentorship Program at the Magner Career Center. Castellanos, who received […]

Over $11 Million Awarded to Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

September 17, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY–  The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI@JB), currently hosted by lead institution Brooklyn College, has been awarded $7.7 million from New York State and $3.6 million from the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding. The funds will support research on environmental resilience in urban coastal ecosystems at SRI@JB, a consortium […]

Support to Go the Distance

September 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY–  Senior Marcia Grey was thinking that maybe she needed a break. It was tough enough being away from her husband and kids back home in Grenada. And it was frustrating having to scramble to pull together her tuition and living expenses after some financial support she thought she was getting from her job […]

Theoharis Named CUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science

September 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Professor of Political Science Jeanne Theoharis has been named CUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank. The title is conferred on an individual by the University Board of Trustees in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement. A leading scholar of African-American freedom movements and the contemporary politics of race, Theoharis is noted for her internationally acclaimed […]

Brooklyn College Bids Farewell to Al Tanger

September 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Alexander M. Tanger ’01, known as ‘Al’ to the people close to him, passed away peacefully at his home in Newton, Mass., on Saturday, June 21, surrounded by his loving family. He was 94 years old. Tanger first enrolled at Brooklyn College in the spring of 1939, but took a leave of absence after the […]

Summer Classics

September 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Every summer, scores of students flock to New York City to master the classic languages taught at the Brooklyn College Latin/Greek Institute. By the end of the intensive, ten week-session, they are prepared to sing praises about the program in either language. “In only three days, we covered what I did in a whole semester,” […]

Brooklyn College Remembers Claire Tow ’52

July 15, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Philanthropist Claire Tow ’52 died peacefully on July 7 after a 14-year struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). She was 83. Born on August 29, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, Claire was the daughter of Sigmund and Sadie Schneider. Growing up in Brighton Beach, Claire followed in her older sister Lucille’s footsteps, attending Abraham Lincoln High […]

Miguel Macías Documents Cultural Shifts in His Native Spain

July 10, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– In 2008, Spain faced an economic crisis unlike any it had ever seen, which, like in the United States, had its roots in the housing market. Spanish native Miguel Macías ’04 M.F.A., an assistant professor and deputy chair for graduate studies in the Department of Television and Radio, has spent another summer on the ground in Spain […]