CUNY Matters

Election 2016

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

The City University of New York, in consultation with the New York City Board of Elections, is providing CUNY students with personalized voter registration forms, effective Sept. 5. All of the standard identifying fields – such as name, address and birthdate – will be automatically filled in from information students have already entered into the University’s database.

Meet Your New Trustees

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

CUNY opens the 2016-2017 academic year with seven new members on its Board of Trustees, six appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one, Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, by Mayor Bill de Blasio. “All of the new Trustees have solid records of leadership in the public and private sectors and are clearly committed to a successful, vibrant CUNY,” said Chancellor James B. Milliken, and four are proud alumni of the University.

Grants and Honors

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects start here and continue inside.

CUNY Filmmakers Documentary Online

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

A yearlong film project — written, produced and directed by CUNY students about the University — is online.

CUNY faculty and Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry helped mentor the student filmmakers with the documentary short, “Pathways,” which follows the lives of three students.

For Your Benefit – Making the CUNY Welcome More Welcoming, and the Three Features Under at Your Service

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

Starting a new job can be demanding enough. The “orientation” part and accompanying paperwork should be simple.

Book Talk, Marching Bands and the Art of Black Culture

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

Jules Allen spent five years traveling the country photographing African-American marching bands. What he saw through his lens was “a precision art form,” as public spectacle and a culture that “breathes the soul and spirit of Africa within the modern world.” The result is the simply titled Marching Bands. It’s the fourth book by the long-time Queensborough Community College art and design professor, whose photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian and the National Gallery.

CUNY Anti Semitism Report

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

The City University of New York released the results of a nearly six-month investigation by two highly regarded outside counsel into allegations of anti-Semitic incidents on CUNY campuses.

Business Opportunities Conference Draws More Than 700 Participants

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

“Say Hello to Your Next Business Opportunity” was the perfect name for an August CUNY conference attended by more than 700 participants, including minority, women, and veteran business owners. The goal of the event, held annually since 2008, is to help companies learn how to do business with the University, its construction fund – and with the business community at large. This annual conference, held at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, featured several panel presentations, including one led by the purchasing directors from six CUNY colleges.

As School Year Opens New Majors, More Courses, New Med School

September 29, 2016 | CUNY Matters, The University

The new CUNY School of Medicine has opened with an inaugural class of 69 students, following final approval by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that now allows a CUNY institution to grant medical degrees for the first time in the University’s 170-year history.

Fashion Models and the Glamour Grind

May 9, 2016 | CUNY Matters

This Year’s Model: Fashion, Media and the Making of Glamour By Elizabeth Wissinger, New York University Press Fashion models lead a glamorous life, right? Far from it, says Elizabeth Wissinger, associate professor of sociology at Borough of Manhattan Community College and of fashion studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. In This Year’s Model: Fashion, Media […]

Winding Road to the Rhodes

May 9, 2016 | CUNY Matters

CUNY students are recognized annually with prestigious scholarships whose names – Fulbright, Marshall, National Science Foundation – many associate with students at the most elite universities. But one recent Macaulay at Brooklyn College graduate, Rhodes Scholarship winner and current Harvard Medical School student, wants CUNY students to know they “stand out” and shouldn’t hold back […]

Freedom of Expression and Campus Climate Group at Work

May 9, 2016 | CUNY Matters

A commitment to freedom of expression with civility and respect for each other Two University committees – a Task Force on Campus Climate and a Working Group on Freedom of Expression – have been established by Chancellor James B. Milliken. In a three-part action plan CUNY also engaged two prominent members of New York’s legal […]

Governor Nominates Thompson to Chair Trustees, Ferrer to Seat on the Board

May 9, 2016 | CUNY Matters

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has nominated two prominent New Yorkers – former New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. and former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer – to the University’s Board of Trustees. Thompson, who served eight years as comptroller and six as city Board of Education president, was designated to serve as Chairperson […]

Award Momentum

May 9, 2016 | CUNY Matters

CUNY Students Win Fulbrights, National Science Grants, and More, 4 CUNY Colleges Named ‘Best Values’ CUNY students have captured 10 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, 13 Fulbright Fellowships, three Goldwater Scholarships and a rare $34,000 Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study, among a trove of prestigious awards from across the University’s campuses so far […]

CUNY Students Go for the Value

November 6, 2015 | CUNY Matters

A MAJORITY OF CUNY students are satisfied with the value of their college education and with their academic experience at the University – a strong endorsement mirrored in this fall’s continued record-breaking enrollment.

Coming Soon . . . CUNY School of Medicine

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

In a bold move expected to increase the number of primary care physicians in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in July the accreditation for The CUNY School of Medicine, located on the City College campus in Harlem. The new medical school will expand access to an academically intensive medical education for more black and Latino students and train physicians for underserved communities across the state.

Strategic Plan 21st CENTURY CUNY

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

In a recent University-wide email blast to faculty and staff, Chancellor Milliken announced 21st Century CUNY, a strategic planning initiative to envisage University priorities and goals for a new generation.

Keeping NYC Healthy

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

From nurses and medical assistants to physician assistants and X-ray techs, CUNY graduates trained in the University’s long-established health-related programs provide vital services in doctors’ offices, clinics and hospitals throughout the city.


September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

HAVE YOU HEARD? Two new Board of Trustees members, Una S. T-Clarke and Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, and two new presidents, David Gomez of Hostos Community College and Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe of Bronx Community College have been named … York College students, with $50,000 in funding, survey residents in flood-prone areas of southeast Queens …

Nepal Quake: How the University Responds To a Disaster

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

Like many people around the world, Tarendra Lakhankar, an environmental engineer and assistant professor of research at City College, was horrified by the news of a devastating earthquake in Nepal in April that killed more than 8,800 people, leveling homes and irreplaceable antiquities in the capital of Katmandu and the mountain villages to its north.