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Ni Hao Shanghai!

April 28, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Veronica LaManna ’16 is a Verrazano student majoring in International Business with a business finance and a French minor. She has taken advantage of Verrazano Study Abroad scholarships on more than one occasion!  She shares her latest adventure here. If I were to build a time machine and go back in time to tell freshman Veronica […]

Arlinda Draga enjoys a feast of art and cuisine in Florence

April 28, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Arlinda Draga ’16 is a Verrazano student studying Biology with a Biochemistry minor and took advantage of a study abroad opportunity to travel abroad to Florence, Italy, in the winter of 2016 to feast on the arts and the cuisine. I had an amazing experience on my study abroad trip to Florence, Italy this past […]

From Punch Cards to Powerhouse: The Rise of Technology through the Eyes of a Native Staten Islander

April 27, 2016 | College of Staten Island

CSI Hosts Symposium in Honor of the Research Computing Contributions of Dr. Michael Kress… In 1968, a young research assistant was hired at Richmond College to make the first scientific computer in all of The City University of New York (CUNY) work. Stretching approximately 12 feet in length, the IBM 1130 received input through punch […]

Macaulay Honors Graduate Studying Ecology

April 20, 2016 | College of Staten Island

When meeting Lucinda Zawadzki ‘15 for the first time, one may assume that the young College of Staten Island (CSI) graduate has her head in the clouds, and, in fact, that’s exactly where it is. The Macaulay Honors College (MHC) alumna, who graduated as Salutatorian with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors, divides her […]

A Personal, Professional, and Spiritual Journey to Costa Rica

April 15, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Farzeen Kanwal ’16 is completing her Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing. She decided to take advantage of the College of Staten Island’s study abroad program in her final year of school and was transformed by the experience. From the first day of joining of the Verrazano Honors Program, I remember hearing about how important it is […]

CSI Graduates Ten New Candidates into Island Tech Sector Thanks to AT&T Sponsored Career Training Program

April 12, 2016 | College of Staten Island

In today’s economy, there is certainly a need for IT professionals, from CEOs to entry-level employees. Now, thanks to a new College of Staten Island (CSI) job training program, the high-tech sector will see ten new highly qualified candidates in the job pool. On Monday evening, the College of Staten Island’s (CSI) Office of Continuing […]

Adventures in Shanghai

April 10, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Kashef Razi’ 18 is a Business Management and Computer Science major with a minor in Chinese. He participated in the College of Staten Island’s winter program in Shanghai, China. I remember the first day I heard about the study abroad program. I was utterly fascinated and thought of it as an unattainable dream. I use […]

Macaulay Honors Student Receives Honorable Mention for Barry Goldwater Scholarship

April 6, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Some students are student athletes; some are researchers or scholars.  Some study abroad, help in the community, and plan to devote their career to helping individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Naomi Gaggi ’17 chose all of the above. The Brooklyn native student at the Macaulay Honors College (MHC) recently received an Honorable Mention for the prestigious […]

Flan with a watermelon sangria chaser: Sips and samples at CSI fundraiser

April 4, 2016 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE  — Perfume from ricotta fritters floated through the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts atrium. Rivaling that fragrance from New Dorp’s Piece-A-Cake was the scent of cayenne-laced chili and freshly fried mac ‘n’ cheese balls, creations from Baci Neri, resident cook at Castleton Corners’ Beer Garden. “Ya gotta try the […]

Verrazano School Student Urges All Students to Take Full Advantage of CSI Offerings

March 28, 2016 | College of Staten Island

In order to succeed in college, Steve Arriaga ’17 has some basic advice: take advantage of all the opportunities school has to offer and be an “overachiever.” The Verrazano School student has certainly followed his own advice. Arriaga will be graduating from the College of Staten Island (CSI) in 2017 with Bachelor of Arts in English: […]

ASAP Spirit Day

March 24, 2016 | College of Staten Island

On Tuesday, March 22, the College of Staten Island Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (CSI ASAP) hosted “ASAP Spirit Day,” an event encompassing a mixture of planned educational events as well as fun activities, providing students with information about the ASAP Program here on campus. This event took place in the CSI Center for the […]

Savor the Flavors to Delight Palates and Support Scholarships

March 23, 2016 | College of Staten Island

The best restaurants on Staten Island will join together for the Seventh Annual Savor the Flavors tasting event on Sunday, April 3 in the College of Staten Island Center for the Arts. Each participating restaurant will bring their signature dish and demonstrate how it is prepared. Guest judges Rob Burmeister, Eddie Canlon, and John Sierp […]

Verrazano Student Receives Full Scholarships to Multiple Law Schools

March 21, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Jennifer Pierce ’16 wasn’t sure that she wanted to attend the College of Staten Island. After graduating from Port Richmond High School, the New Springville resident considered going away to school. Now 21 and a senior at CSI, graduating this spring with a dual degree, Pierce says she doesn’t regret a thing.

On Heels of All-Star Game Selection, Fonseca Scoops Up NABC All-America Honor

March 17, 2016 | College of Staten Island

A day after his selection to compete in the Reese’s 2016 NCAA Division III All-Star Game in Salem, Va., College of Staten Island men’s basketball star Will Fonseca has received more good tidings from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), being selected as a first-team All-Atlantic region all-star and a second-team All-America by the […]

Studying Abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica

March 17, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Georgiy Lyzhin ’16 completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in January 2016, but not before he traveled to Costa Rica with CSI’s faculty-led program, where he earned nursing credit! Hola! My name is Georgiy Lyzhin and I just graduated the College of Staten Island with a major in Nursing.  Over the January 2016 Intersession, I […]

[video] Cusick: Assembly proposal seeks tuition freeze for CUNY, SUNY

March 14, 2016 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — A proposed state budget resolution will include a two-year tuition freeze for all City University and State University of New York colleges, according to Assemblyman Michael Cusick. Cusick (D-Mid-Island) met with College of Staten Island President Dr. William Fritz and students on CSI’s Willowbrook campus Friday to discuss the budget resolution. […]

Teacher Education Honors Academy Students Change the World

March 10, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Samantha Haimowitz ’14 and Stephanie Palumbo ’14 had the privilege of being teachers before they even became teachers. Both CSI graduates participated in the College of Staten Island’s Teacher Education Honors Academy (TEHA), a selective program that allows CSI students to intern in middle and high school math and science classrooms, and offers full and […]

New Leadership Takes CSI Value to Next Level

March 2, 2016 | College of Staten Island

As preparations are being made for its 60th anniversary celebration, the College of Staten Island proudly welcomes two new leaders. Carlos A. Serrano Assistant Vice President for Finance and Budget Mr. Carlos A. Serrano has over 24 years of budget and finance experience, most recently as the Assistant Vice President for Budget and Finance at […]

CSI Campus Climate Survey Now Open Through April 1

March 1, 2016 | College of Staten Island

President William Fritz encouraged by in-depth assessment tool to “create a better CSI” Welcoming. Inclusive. Open. Fair. These are what College of Staten Island (CSI) President William Fritz believes are some of the key qualities that CSI must strive to achieve, maintain, and improve. This spring, the College will launch a campus climate survey, an […]

President Obama Awards CSI Prof Dan McCloskey with Nation’s Highest Honor for Early Career Researchers

February 24, 2016 | College of Staten Island

President Barack Obama named College of Staten Island (CSI) Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Daniel McCloskey a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, granting him the U.S. government’s highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.