Macaulay Honors College


May 29, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

Contact:  Lisa Dierbeck  (917) 364-0755 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY– (May 29, 2013).  For the third consecutive year, Macaulay Honors College has claimed a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholar among the 15 students to receive an array of highly competitive, merit-based awards–from the Watson Fellowship and Fulbright Program to the National Science Foundation Graduate […]


May 22, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (May 22, 2012). Dr. Lee Quinby, who has served as Macaulay Honors College’s Distinguished Lecturer for the past six years, has announced her plans to retire as of the end of the current semester.  An expert in apocalyptic and millennial belief in American society, her interdisciplinary approach often marries history, psychology and […]

Perennial Issues, Classical Texts, and Enduring Questions: A Conversation with Professor Alan Levine and Professor Darren Staloff—May 22

May 21, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (May 21, 2013).  Professors Alan Levine and Darren Staloff will lead a discussion of the challenges, rewards and pitfalls of grappling with some of the great works of philosophy, literature, political speculation and social theory. How does one interpret a text?  What must one bring to its examination?  What is required […]


May 14, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

New York, NY (May 9, 2013)—Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York has announced that Rossana Rosado, Publisher and CEO of El Diario La Prensa, will address graduates and guests at its 9th commencement exercises.  Macaulay Honors College University Dean Ann Kirschner will lead the ceremony, which will take place in New […]


April 24, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

“An epic tale of love and liberation, which is to say a mother/daughter story. Patricia Volk is a wonder, and this memoir is as charming and wise as her larger-than-life mother.” Stacy Schiff “Shocked is an irresistible tour de force that puts on display Volk’s intelligence, wit and sparkling prose.” Louis Begley   The Spring […]

David Petraeus Appointed Visiting Professor at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

April 24, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

Contact: Emily Gest, Rubenstein Associates (212) 843-8061 New York, NY – (April 23, 2013). David Petraeus, the highly decorated four-star general who commanded coalition forces during the “surge” in Iraq and later in Afghanistan, and who subsequently served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been named Visiting Professor of Public Policy at […]

The @MACAULAY Author Series Presents Victor Navasky And His New Book, The Art Of Controversy: Political Cartoons And Their Enduring Power

March 18, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

“As Victor Navasky, a word man, investigates the wordless art of the political cartoon–what, he asks, accounts for its implosive power? –we find ourselves in the hands of a writer of  indefatigable  curiosity  and are caught up in the tempestuous history of newsprint art. An expansive, illuminating work. I know of nothing comparable.” -E.L. Doctorow […]

Macaulay Initiates New Media Lab Project

March 13, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

March 13, 2013 – Macaulay Honors College has launched the New Media Lab project, an ambitious four-phase initiative supported by Anthony E. Meyer, Macaulay Foundation Director and Chairman of Meyer and Co. LLC, along with his wife, Miraldina. Seed funding from The Anthony E. Meyer Family Foundation gift brings in Academy Award-winning producer Albie Hecht […]

On March 13 The @Macaulay Author Series Presents Ann Kirschner With Her New Book, Lady At The O.K. Corral: The True Story Of Josephine Marcus Earp

February 27, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

Introduced by author and journalist Julie Salamon. The latest writer to appear in the @Macaulay Author Series, Ann Kirschner will read from, discuss and sign copies of Lady At the O.K. Corral, her rollicking and erudite biography of the little-known, formidable firecracker whose husband was the legendary Western lawman Wyatt Earp.  Introducing her will be […]

Graduating Macaulay Senior to Build a Mobile Laboratory

February 27, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (February 27, 2013). For his thesis project at Macaulay Honors College, Tyler Alterman ’13 (Hunter/CUNY BA) is converting a truck into a laboratory on wheels called The Think Tank.  Alterman is teaming with artists and researchers to design the new mobile education station. He pictures The Think Tank hitting the road […]

War and Rape the Subject of Student Event at Macaulay Honors College

February 27, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (February 26, 2013).  On March 18, 2013, students will have the opportunity to view Resolution 1960, a film by noted documentary filmmaker Marika Griehsel that documents the movement to stop sexual violence against women during war.  First released to the international community in 2011, the film is focused on the efforts […]

Silver Jews’ Reclusive David Berman to Speak at Macaulay—April 8

February 6, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

New York, NY – February 19, 2013. Singer-songwriter David Berman, who fronted the influential rock band Silver Jews, will give a talk at Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York in a rare public appearance–breaking three years of silence–on April 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. at 35 West 67th Street between Central […]

Racial and Economic Diversity at CUNY Explored on Feb 22, 2013

January 25, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

NEW YORK, New York–January 24, 2013.  Students of color face significant challenges at American colleges today.  Led by a group of honors students who have experienced these challenges first-hand, Macaulay Honors College will present Fulfilling CUNY’s Promise of a “First-rate Education for All,” the second annual conference on Supporting Excellence.  The event, open to the […]

American Nerd’s Benjamin Nugent Kicks Off the @Macaulay Author Series with his Debut Novel on February 25

January 14, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY–Noted writers Patricia Volk, Ann Kirschner, Victor Navasky and Benjamin Nugent will appear in the spring 2013 edition of the @Macaulay Author Series, the popular new Upper West Side literary series held in the landmark 1904 building of CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College.  Steps from Lincoln Center, @Macaulay was designed to bring booklovers in […]

An Evening with David Antin

October 16, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

The first Kenan Lectures in Ethics and Resistance event on October 29, will feature poet, critic and performance artist David Antin. On that evening, Antin will create for Macaulay’s audience one of his famous, entirely improvised, talk pieces. Antin has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and […]

John Jay College Joins the Prestigious Macaulay Honors College

September 20, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

This fall John Jay College of Criminal Justice joins CUNY’s path breaking William E. Macaulay Honors College.

@Macaulay Launches Author Series on Manhattan’s West Side

September 11, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

@MACAULAY LAUNCHES AUTHOR SERIES ON MANHATTAN’S WEST SIDE New York, NY (September 10, 2012)  – The publishing community collaborates on an exciting new venture: the @Macaulay Author Series. Partnering with Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, in an historic building on West 67th Street just off Central Park, the series will bring writers of the best […]

Lehman Student Wins Freeman-Asia Award

September 4, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

Zerin Tasnim ’14, a Political Science major at Lehman College has won the Freeman-Asia Award to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea, during fall 2012.

Macaulay Honors College Partners with Smarthistory at Khan Academy for an Interactive Art-Making Event at The Brooklyn Museum

August 13, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

NEW YORK, NY  (August 27, 2012) – Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, in partnership with Smarthistory at Khan Academy, welcomes 500 incoming freshmen from the class of 2016 for a special encounter with art and conversation.

Macaulay Honors College Student Wins National “Quiz On Korea” Contest

August 13, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

NEW YORK, NY (August, 2012) – Tamar Herman, Macaulay Honors College student at Queens College and East Asian studies major, is the national winner of the first annual “Quiz on Korea” contest.