Medgar Evers College

U.S. Department of State and Medgar Evers College partner for Caribbean Diaspora Forum

September 13, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

A first-time partnership between Medgar Evers College and the U.S. Department of State created a lively, live-streamed panel discussion at the college last Thursday entitled “USA-Caribbean Diaspora: Priorities and Convergence.” The event, which drew students, community leaders and academics, celebrated the Caribbean Diaspora and examined U.S. policy objectives in the Caribbean. The panel was one […]

Celebrating the legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers

June 30, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

  Medgar Wiley Evers, the namesake of CUNY’s Medgar Evers College, would have celebrated his 91st birthday on July 2, 2016. Mr. Evers was born in Mississippi on July 2, 1925, which means his birthday almost coincides with the nation’s celebration of its own birthday on July 4. As the holiday approaches, let us celebrate both […]

Medgar Evers College Celebrates The Life and Works of Legendary Jazzmaster Randy Weston

May 17, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

Acclaimed jazz pianist Randy Weston is one of the foremost artists of our time.  During his life’s journey, he has drawn from the fullness of many experiences to share his musical gift with the world. Weston says, “If you were to ask who is Randy Weston, it would be like making a stew. You throw […]

Medgar Evers College Represents CUNY at the New York Business Plan Competition in Albany

April 29, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

The 2016 New York Business Plan Competition takes place in Albany, NY on Friday, April 29, 2016.  Medgar Evers College will represent the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total of six teams participating in the event. In 2015, eleven CUNY teams from five institutions (Medgar Evers College, Queensborough Community College, Baruch College, […]

13th National Black Writers Conference Airs on C-SPAN Book TV on May 7 and 8, 2016

April 29, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

Panel discussions and roundtable conversations from the 13th National Black Writers Conference will air on C-SPAN Book TV, Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, 2016. Check local TV listings and visit www.C-SPAN.org for schedule and times. The theme of the 2016 National Black Writers Conference is titled “Writing Race, Embracing Difference.” The conference was […]

MEC 13TH ANNUAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH CONFERENCE

March 2, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

March Is National Professional Social Work Month Over the past twelve years this conference has grown into a highly anticipated event attended by an array of participants including social workers, guidance counselors, educators, elected officials, others in human rights, human services arenas and High School students.  The 2016 Conference will focus on the role of […]

FIRST MONDAYS AT MEC: SHOWCASE & OPEN MIC

March 2, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

About Medgar Evers College  Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.  A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers […]

MEC ALUMNI NIGHT – BLACKOUT MEN’S VOLLEYBALL GAME

March 2, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

About Medgar Evers College Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college. A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar […]

Medgar Evers College President on FOX 5

February 19, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, Medgar Evers College President, appeared on Fox 5 News on Thursday, February 18, 2016 as part of the network’s Black History Month Celebration. During the segment with Ernie Arnastos, President Crew discussed opportunities for African Americans in education and urged them to see the value proposition in higher education. Click here […]

CUNY SCHOOLS TO LURE FOREIGN ENTREPRENEURS WITH NEW VISA PROGRAM

February 18, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College is among seven City University of New York (CUNY) campuses that will benefit from a new visa program intended for immigrant entrepreneurs. The IN2NYC initiative, a joint venture between CUNY and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), will host 80 entrepreneurs employed at one of the participating CUNY campuses. These […]

MEC SCHOOL OF BUSINESS DEAN APPEARS ON BLOGTALKRADIO

February 18, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

Jo-Ann Rolle, Dean of the School of Business, appeared on the Patriot Report hosted by Walter Cotton III to discuss the implementation of a Minority Veterans Jobs Creation Program at Medgar Evers College. On the program, she discussed emerging trends in the workforce caused globalization and how they impact pedagogy in higher education. Dean Rolle […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH OPENING CEREMONY RECAP

February 18, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College Black History Month Committee kicked off Black History Month with the theme “Living History,” which embodies the notion that contributions of people of the African Diaspora are made each and every day across all fields and disciplines, at its Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., Chief […]

MEN’S BASKETBALL PREPARES FOR CUNYAC CHAMPIONSHIPS AS THE FOURTH SEED

February 18, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

After finishing the season on a six-game winning streak, the Medgar Evers College Men’s Basketball Team earned the fourth seed in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Tournament presented by the Army ROTC. Led this season by senior Matthew Lee (Bloomfield, NJ), the Cougars (13-12, 10-6 CUNYAC) improved ten wins over last […]

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE – COUGARS BASKETBALL NEWS

February 18, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

MEN’S BASKETBALL PREPARES FOR CUNYAC CHAMPIONSHIPS AS THE FOURTH SEED After finishing the season on a six-game winning streak, the Medgar Evers College Men’s Basketball Team earned the fourth seed in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Tournament presented by the Army ROTC. Led this season by senior Matthew Lee (Bloomfield, NJ), […]

Founder of the Center for Law and Social Justice to be Honored

February 18, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

On February 2, 2016, Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, was honored by the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) to receive the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award in honor of Black History Month. Named […]

Dr. Greene responds to ‘A Birthday Cake for George Washington,’ a book about the founding father’s supposedly ‘happy’ slaves

February 18, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

After ‘A Birthday Cake for George Washington’ was released on January 5, 2016, the publisher Scholastic recently pulled the book from circulation after receiving harsh criticism of giving a false impression of history. The children’s storybook depicts slaves of the first U.S. president, including his head chef named Hercules, happily preparing a cake as they […]

The 30th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at BAM RE-VISITED

February 18, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) President Katy Clark, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Medgar Evers College President Rudolph F. Crew hosted the 30th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at BAM on Monday, January 18, 2016. The tribute is New York City’s largest public celebration of the great civil […]

“THE RIGHT CREW” MAKES A DIFFERENCE

February 17, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, President of Medgar Evers College, was the subject of Juan Gonzalez’s column in the New York Daily News today as spearheading an ambitious drive to engineer a “new seamless connection from the public schools to college,” through the Brooklyn Pipeline at Medgar Evers College. Click here to read the entire article in […]

SHADES OF BLACK LOVE THEN AND NOW

February 17, 2016 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

ABOUT MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.  A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar […]

BLACKOUT GAME – MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE, COUGARS vs BROOKLYN COLLEGE, BULLDOGS

February 12, 2016 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Join us for The Battle for Bedford Avenue Black-Out Basketball Double Header on Friday, February 12, 2016 in the Cougar’s Cave, 1150 Carroll Street (between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues). The Women’s Game tips off at 6:00 p.m.  The Men’s Game at 8:00 p.m. Space is extremely limited so, arrive early. Entry is based on a […]