CUNY Matters

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.

Campus Sexual Assault Policy Now Law in New York

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

A comprehensive New York State policy to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who praised state leaders for their bipartisan work on his “Enough is Enough” bill and said he saw it as a national model for legislation.

Bringing the War Back Home

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

Phil Klay, a former Marine who served in Iraq and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Hunter College in 2011, discusses his acclaimed book, Redeployment, a poignant and powerful collection of short stories about war’s deep impact on soldiers in combat and when they return home. Klay won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction.

New Titles/CUNY Authors

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

Pardlo Dissects Pulitzer- Winning Digest; Public Unions, Politics, and Power; Nightcrawling in Gentrified New York; Inside the World of Eggs; What We Eat and Why We Eat It

Our Co-Workers with Autism Thank You

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

What can you do to support and work productively with a co-worker who discloses that he or she has autism? These days that is an important question to ask.

At Your Service

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

You Could Look It Up; New Help Line

Cuomo: Citizenship Now! Is ‘A Testament To What CUNY Is All About’

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Reaffirming the University’s longstanding commitment to providing public service and assisting immigrant communities, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo joined CUNY administrators, students, faculty, community leaders, state and local officials and 350 volunteers at the 13th annual New York Daily News/CUNY Citizenship NOW! Call-In, where thousands of New Yorkers received help with immigration issues.

Grants and Honors

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Recognizing faculty achievement

New Provost: Job Is Opportunity of a Lifetime

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dr. Vita Carulli Rabinowitz, a distinguished and highly regarded Hunter College educator, administrator and scholar, has been named CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost, an appointment she called “the opportunity of a lifetime.”