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Three MEC Students Win Prizes in MACUB Student Research Competition

November 13, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Twenty-eight Medgar Evers College students and eight faculty attended the 48th Annual Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB) Conference held at Montclair State University in New Jersey.  Approximately 400  tri-state area students and faculty attended the conference which stimulated dialogue among biologists and provided attendees with a forum to present their research. One hundred and thirty-six research […]

School of Business hosts Entrepreneurship Experiential Learning Lab Grand Opening

November 13, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College School of Business hosted an Open house for its Entrepreneurship Experiential Learning Lab (C-405A) on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in the Carroll Street Building. The college community joined the School of Business in celebrating this new venue for the development of students interested in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Media Marketing. Dr. Jo-ann […]

New Student Tech Lounge Ribbon Cutting @ Medgar Evers College

November 13, 2015 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Medgar Evers College (MEC) celebrated the grand opening of the new Student Tech Lounge on the second floor of the College’s Carroll Street Building on Thursday, November 12, 2015. The wi-fi enabled lounge features ten desktop computers, a networked printer, and power-enabled seating for 33. President Crew praised the Medgar Evers College community for creating […]

MacArthur “Genius” Ta-Nehisi Coates Visits Medgar Evers College

November 13, 2015 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

“Thanks for putting on such a great event — it was inspiring to see how engaged the students were.” – Christopher Jackson, Coates’ editor Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates is having a stellar year. In September, he was awarded a 2015 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, and his book “Between the World and Me” has received […]

Open House

October 27, 2015 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Medgar Evers College (MEC) of the City University of New York cordially invites you to its 2015 Fall Undergraduate Open House. Come and experience why courage, strength and fortitude are the pillars of the Medgar Evers College experience. Meet the College’s esteemed students and distinguished faculty. Tour the campus which features a new state-of-the-art Science, […]

An Afternoon with MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award Winner Ta-Nehisi Coates

October 16, 2015 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

On Friday, November 6, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Medgar Evers College will host “An Afternoon with Ta-Nehisi Coates,” author of the acclaimed book and a 2015 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award Winner. The event will take place at Medgar Evers College in the Edison O. Jackson Auditorium, 1638 Bedford Avenue (at Crown Street), Brooklyn, […]

‘Thought Leaders Talk’ Featuring CNN’s Michaela Pereira

October 13, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

ABOUT THE SPEAKER, MICHAELA PEREIRA: Michaela Pereira is a co-host on CNN’s morning show “New Day” with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota. Beyond her broadcasting achievements, Pereira is active in several community organizations working with at-risk children and teens. She served as a member of the board of directors for the Long Beach Boys and […]

Medgar Evers College Professor Wins Prestigious NSF Grant

September 23, 2015 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Brooklyn – Medgar Evers College (MEC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Lawrence Pratt, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, was awarded a three-year $239,364 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for his project entitled “RUI: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Intermediates in Hydrocarbon Fuel Oil Produced from Brown Grease: Important Information for Scale […]

A Book Launch for Dr. Obasegun Awolabi & Professor Vanessa A. Holloway

August 20, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Currently nominated for the Benjamin Hooks National Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work on the American Civil Rights Movement and its Legacy, Getting Away with Murder: The Twentieth-Century Struggle for Civil Rights in the U.S. Senate, investigates the underlying motives of opposition to Senate filibustering and invites an intellectual discussion on why Southern Democrats thought states’ rights were the remedy to lynching, when, in fact, the phenomenon was a baffling national crisis.

#PoeticJustice: A Performance

August 6, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

In celebration of the critically acclaimed exhibition “Art as Activism,” the New-York Historical Society presents #PoeticJustice: A Performance, a FREE evening of poetry and spoken word by artists dedicated to activism.

Celebrating the End of Ramadan, Eid Ul Fitr

July 16, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 4:30 to 8:30 PM, the Medgar Evers College Student Government Association and the Muslim Student Association present Eid Ul Fitr Celebration in the Welcome Center at 1650 Bedford Avenue.

Mourning the Loss of Professor Ancio Ostane

July 13, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

We regret to announce the passing of a former Medgar Evers College (MEC) adjunct professor, Mr. Ancio Ostane. Professor Ostane, who recently taught Mathematics at MEC, died tragically in a car accident this past weekend on the Southern State Parkway. His wife and two young children were also in the car. His wife was the only survivor.

Medgar’s Own Iyanla Vanzant Comes Home!

July 9, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

She made an enduring impact on the campus of Medgar Evers College. She burst onto the literary scene with inspirational titles that touched millions and she’s suffered setbacks and fought her way back to redemption. Now, she’s coming home!

Celebrating the Life of Medgar Wiley Evers

July 2, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Today, our beloved Medgar would have turned 90 years old and we celebrate the legacy he’s left behind.

Summer 2015 Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival Pays Tribute to Randy Weston

June 23, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College is pleased to announce that its 2015 Summer Jazzy Jazz Festival will be held on eight Friday evenings from July 10 to August 28 in front of the College’s Academic Complex building at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Crown Street.

50 Medgar Evers College Prep High School Students Earn College Degrees

June 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

As high school seniors all over the tri-state look towards starting college this fall, 50 students from Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School (MECPHS) will begin their first semesters with a degree already in hand.

Donovan Allen Appointed Asst. Vice President of Facilities Management

June 9, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Donovan Allen as the Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management, effective June 15, 2015. He comes to Medgar Evers College from the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) where he was a senior level manager with significant responsibility for the oversight of building operations throughout New York City.

Call for Submissions: Killens Review of Arts & Letters

June 3, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

The Killens Review of Arts & Letters is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes Black poets, novelists, short story writers, playwrights, journalists, essayists, scholars, emerging writers, and artists whose literature and art speak to the general public and to an intergenerational range of readers represented throughout the African diaspora.

Award-winning Authors for Caribbean Month WORDFest Tracey Baptiste, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor; Marlon James

May 28, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Contact: 718-783-8345 718-270-6218 WORD! 2015 – Schedule of Events The Writers Are Coming!  Bestselling novelist, Marlon James, celebrated poetess, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and award-winning children’s book author, Tracey Baptiste, headline this year’s WORD! – A Caribbean Book Fest.  This annual coming together of authors, readers and literary curious returns on Saturday, June 6 to the […]

Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College to Receive NEA Grant

May 27, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $20,000 award to The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York to support the National Black Writers Conference.