College of Staten Island

College Opens Its Doors to Two Italian Students Displaced by L’Aquila Earthquake

March 11, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Vanessa Basso and Margherita De Luca are two new students at the College of Staten Island this spring semester, who, thanks to the efforts of U.S. Congressman Michael E. McMahon and the generosity of the College of Staten Island, can continue their studies after their school, L’Aquila University, sustained severe damage in the April 2009 […]

Savor the Flavors, Celebrate Our Island’s Diverse Cuisine, and Support Scholarships

March 8, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The CSI Alumni Association and Supporting Sponsor National Grid are giving the community a unique opportunity to taste some of the best food that Staten Island has to offer while helping to raise much-needed funds for scholarships. “Savor the Flavors: Celebrate Our Island’s Diverse Cuisine” will be held on Sunday, March 21 in the Center […]

Research Findings for Community Organizations Presented at CSI’s Center for the Arts

March 1, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Two teams of upper-class marketing research students presented the results of their research projects from last semester to the American Cancer Society (ACS) and to the Council on the Arts and Humanities (COAHSI) last Wednesday at the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts. “I was so impressed with the initiative and results (of […]

NYC Film Premier of Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Life Savers at CSI

February 25, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island will host a screening of the film Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Life Savers on Thursday, March 4 in the Center for the Arts Williamson Theatre from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. The film outlines the work of African American rescuers at Station 17, part of the U.S. Life-Saving […]

Extraordinary Black History Event at CSI on Feb. 26

February 22, 2010 | College of Staten Island

SI Live – With a performance by the blues band Silas and the Knights tracing the growth of traditional blues into modern music, a skit about Harriet Tubman by Sundog Theater and honors bestowed on local leaders, the third annual Black History Month Celebration at the College of Staten Island promises to deliver on the […]

Noted Scholar and Commentator on Education to Appear at CSI

February 22, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Internationally known scholar and commentator on education, Dr. Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, will present a lecture in the CSI Center for the Arts Williamson Theatre on Wednesday, March 3 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Dr. Ravitch will discuss the […]

CSI Students Unite to Help Haiti

February 19, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The OUI Club (The Organization of Unique Individuals, The Students with Disabilities), supported by the Gay-Straight Alliance, the Christian Club, the Emerging Leaders, Student Government, and CSI staff members, took on last week’s snowy weather and this week’s cold to hold a two-day fundraiser, “A Little Love on Campus,” for the victims of the earthquake […]

CSI Students Unite to Help Haiti

February 19, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The OUI Club (The Organization of Unique Individuals, The Students with Disabilities), supported by the Gay-Straight Alliance, the Christian Club, the Emerging Leaders, Student Government, and CSI staff members, took on last week’s snowy weather and this week’s cold to hold a two-day fundraiser, “A Little Love on Campus,” for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, raising over $1,000.

CSI Community Rise to the Challenge and Volunteer

February 18, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island is calling upon its community members to use their time, passion, skills, and willingness to help address New York City’s most pressing needs and make a difference. CSI is competing against 17 other NYC Colleges and Universities to see which college community volunteers the most time for community service, as […]

CSI Organizes Food Collection Drive at Local Shopping Centers

February 17, 2010 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island faculty, staff, and students will be hosting a food collection drive at local shopping centers for the Project Hospitality Food Pantry on Staten Island this Saturday, February 20, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. As people walk into the supermarkets, they will be handed a flier by a volunteer that will describe the […]

CSI Professor Is up for an Oscar: Ming Xia served as translator and guide for documentary about the 2008 Chinese earthquake

February 10, 2010 | College of Staten Island

SI Live – Ming Xia, a political science professor at the College of Staten Island, still remembers his feelings while visiting his home town in the rural Sichuan Province of China after the 2008 earthquake that killed 70,000 people, including 10,000 children, for a documentary. “It was heartbreaking seeing all the devastation,” said Xia, who’s […]

CSI Professor Is up for an Oscar: Ming Xia served as translator and guide for documentary about the 2008 Chinese earthquake

February 10, 2010 | College of Staten Island

SI Live – Ming Xia, a political science professor at the College of Staten Island, still remembers his feelings while visiting his home town in the rural Sichuan Province of China after the 2008 earthquake that killed 70,000 people, including 10,000 children, for a documentary.

Campus Events Celebrate Black History Month

February 9, 2010 | College of Staten Island

From lectures to films to concerts, the College of Staten Island is celebrating Black History Month during February. Commenting on the events, CSI Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Jerald Jones-Woolfolk said, “The College of Staten Island has planned a wide array of educational and entertaining programs to celebrate the contributions made by African American […]

CSI Is Flu-Ready

February 9, 2010 | College of Staten Island

It’s a new semester at CSI, but, unfortunately, it’s still cold and flu season, including the possibility of an outbreak of H1N1 virus, better known as Swine Flu. However, members of the College community can rest assured that College officials are on the case to prevent widespread illness on campus, and have been since last […]

President Morales Hosts Legislative Breakfast

February 5, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Area legislators and their representatives were updated on the state of the College of Staten Island, its future plans, and the CUNY budget last week at a breakfast hosted by CSI President Dr. Tomás Morales. Underscoring the fact that CSI “is one of the very few institutions in American higher education that enjoys an extraordinary […]

President Morales Hosts Legislative Breakfast

February 5, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Area legislators and their representatives were updated on the state of the College of Staten Island, its future plans, and the CUNY budget last week at a breakfast hosted by CSI President Dr. Tomás Morales.

Underscoring the fact that CSI “is one of the very few institutions in American higher education that enjoys an extraordinary level of support from both sides of the aisle from our city, state, and federal legislators,” Morales began the meeting, which included a PowerPoint presentation that not only provided news of the College’s latest achievements, such as a steady increase in enrollment, a 48% increase in the number of entering baccalaureate students over the past three years, and a doubled enrollment in the prestigious Macaulay Honors College, but a look ahead at CSI’s Master Plan.

“A Little Love on Campus” Valentine Fundraiser Being Held for the People of Haiti

February 4, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Members of the student organization, Organization of Unique Individuals (OUI Club), spent part of their winter break emailing and phoning each other in an effort to organize an event on campus to help the people of Haiti after their devastating earthquake. An emergency meeting of the organization’s officers was convened, where the concept of spreading […]

Academy of Retired Professors Makes Strides at Latest Reunion

February 2, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Members of the CSI Academy of Retired Professors (ARP) gathered in the Campus Center Park Café to chart the course of the organization, and find ways of growing its membership. The overall atmosphere of the meeting was warm and responsive. After attendees provided some biographical information about themselves, including the years that they were hired […]

Students Mobilize to Help the Homeless

January 29, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Braving the cold January weather, 41 CSI students joined a total of 91 volunteers from around the Borough early last Tuesday morning to bring aid to homeless and unsheltered individuals on the Island, while also taking a census to give the New York City Department of Homeless Services an idea of the extent of homelessness […]

CSI Hillel Returns to Gulf Coast

January 25, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Hillel joined, for the second year, the growing community of over 3,100 Hillel students who have helped rebuild Mississippi and Louisiana since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the area in 2005.