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Announced: 12th National Black Writers Conference

March 11, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, is set to host the Twelfth National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) which will be held on the campus of Medgar Evers College (MEC) from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, March 30, 2014. Honorees of the 2014 NBWC include Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott; best-selling author Walter Mosley; author and poet Quincy Troupe; French-Caribbean writer Maryse Conde; and posthumously, Margaret Burroughs, co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

3rd Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference

March 10, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

Students, faculty, and staff, join us in saluting the legacy of New York City’s first black congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, at the 3rd Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, March 15, 2014. The conference will be a daylong gathering of elected officials, community activists, business leaders and educators, including: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo.

Medgar Evers: Exclusive Reading of English Faculty’s Works

March 10, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a celebration of four of MEC’s faculty members hosted by the English Department. An exclusive reading will take place tonight from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Edison O. Jackson (EOJ) Auditorium in AB-1.

Medgar Evers Sophomore Wins MVP at CUNYAC/US Army Track and Field Championship

March 5, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

Big congratulations are in order for Medgar Evers College (MEC) sophomore Samantha Brathwaite! Samantha was named Most Valuable Performer at the 2013-14 CUNYAC/US Army Track and Field Championships held at the New Balance Track and Field Center, Sunday, March 2nd.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 5, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

March is Women’s History Month and Medgar Evers College (MEC) is proud to celebrate women and their achievements across the spectrum.

Ursula Rucker Wows Medgar Evers College

March 4, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Medgar Evers College (MEC), welcomed the very distinguished poet and performance artist, Ursula Rucker, to campus.

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur to Visit Medgar Evers College

March 3, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is excited to feature Ben Horowitz’, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs. Horowitz will discuss his recently-published book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things.

Women in Politics Panel Discussion

March 3, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) celebration of Women’s History Month kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4th, as the Center for Women’s Development, in collaboration with the Department of Public Administration, hosts a lively panel discussion which will explore the progress that women have made and the stumbling blocks they still face in the field of politics.

Medgar Evers College Hosts 11th Annual Social Work Month Conference

March 3, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) will host its Eleventh Annual National Professional Social Work Month Conference on Friday, March 14th in Founders Auditorium.

Art Auction Online Bids Open Until March 17th

March 3, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Although Black History Month is over, the Medgar Evers College (MEC) Student Scholarship Fund is still accepting online bids for the 2014 Art Auction.

Dr. George Irish Receives International Honors

March 3, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Congratulations to Dr. George Irish, director of the Medgar Evers College (MEC) Caribbean Research Center and Professor of Caribbean and Latin American Studies. He has recently been awarded the Order of Excellence from the Government of Montserrat in the Caribbean. This honor is awarded to only seven living nationals who provide transformative and excellent scholarship and service in different categories.

Medgar Evers College Goes Green

March 3, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) and Campus Planning are excited to announce the “MEC Quad” initiative. On March 12th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, MEC students are invited to an Open House in Room L-12 (Art Gallery) to find out more about this Green initiative that reimagines Crown Street, between Bedford Avenue and Franklin Avenue, as a Campus Quad.

Angela Davis to Keynote Audre Lorde Symposium

February 28, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Center for Black Literature will partner with The Du Bois-Bunche Center for Public Policy, Medgar Evers College’s English Department and the Center for Women’s Development to pay tribute to the legacy of the feminist poet and writer Audre Lorde. The program will focus on promoting dialogue concerned with the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and sexual identity in Lorde’s works.

Interested in a Career in Baseball?

February 25, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Love baseball? Jumping at the chance to make it a career, but don’t know where to begin? The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Career Management Services Center and PBI invites you to explorer career opportunities with, the MLB Network and the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball.  Join us on an exciting journey in one […]

CUNY TV Interviews Student Lissette Ortiz

February 25, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Most recently, Lissette received the honor of introducing President Bill Clinton at Mayor Bill De Blasio’s inauguration ceremony.

Serve, Earn and Learn in the CUNY Service Corps

February 24, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Great news for Medgar Evers College (MEC) students as MEC becomes one of the latest CUNY campuses slated to take part in the CUNY Service Corps.

MEC Students to Join International Dialogue

February 21, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is proud to announce its virtual participation in the 8th Annual Sankofa Symposium, sponsored by Dr. Julius Garvey. The symposium is to take place at the Jamaica Conference Center in Kingston, Jamaica.

Dr. Wallace Ford Appointed Interim Head of MEC P.A. Department

February 21, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Former member of the Dinkins Administration and former President and CEO of the New York Mortgage Agency now head of Medgar Evers College Public Administration department.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson to Deliver 43rd Commencement Address

February 21, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, nationally-acclaimed writer, author and radio host, will deliver the 2014 Medgar Evers College commencement address, at 10:00am Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

President Addresses Freshman Class of 2018

February 20, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Dr. Rudolph Crew, President of Medgar Evers College (MEC), warm-heartedly welcomed the Freshman Class of 2018 in his Spring Presidential Address to the group. Carlos Soto, a student at MEC majoring in Molecular Biochemistry, provided words of wisdom to the freshman class before introducing Dr. Crew. His advice to the newcomers is to participate in campus activities and other opportunities because involvement has the potential to open doors and make one competitive in the workplace.