In a reflection of the University’s commitment to hiring and supporting the research of talented new faculty, four City University of New York assistant professors will receive the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty of exceptional promise. The awards come with grants totaling almost $2.3 million to support their development as “outstanding researchers and educators.”
The City University of New York is a distinctively urban university with a unique mission. Our task, for the past 170 years, has been to provide “a vehicle of upward mobility for the disadvantaged,” through an “integrated system of higher education.” Led by this historic mandate, CUNY has become among the most accessible, affordable and respected universities in the country – covering the spectrum from community colleges to graduate and professional schools.
Continuing in a proud CUNY tradition, Claire Lynch, a junior at Macaulay Honors College at City College, has been named the winner of a prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, the nation’s premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College on a warm spring day to sign into law his pathbreaking Excelsior Scholarship, providing free tuition to qualified students and making New York State a national leader in widening access to quality higher education.
One of the great opportunities we have in making CUNY a more powerful 21st century university is to build on our record of using the best 21st century tools to increase our effectiveness and our reach.
Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State has passed a farsighted budget that opens the door to a college education for more New Yorkers and enhances the quality of higher education.
Tyehimba Jess, associate professor of English at CUNY’s College of Staten Island, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection Olio. In addition, Brooklyn College MFA student Sarah DeLappe was a finalist for
the Pulitzer in drama for her off-Broadway play, “The Wolves.”
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I am writing to let you know that I have recently been diagnosed with throat cancer. Fortunately, it is a fairly common and highly curable form of this disease. The cancer was discovered during a routine physical earlier this month and, since that time, I have undergone numerous tests and meetings with doctors to determine the best treatment plan. I am otherwise in excellent health, the cancer has not spread beyond the throat area, and my prognosis is very good.
The University has a proud history of providing educational opportunity to all New Yorkers, regardless of background or means, and that includes a long tradition of welcoming immigrant students in search of the American Dream. Despite many challenges, from language barriers to economic hardship, many immigrants and children of immigrants have been – and are – among CUNY’s highest academic achievers.
Twelve CUNY students and recent alumni have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, each worth $138,000, to pursue research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in advance fields including astrophysics, cell biology and organometallic chemistry.
Vital Brooklyn is a game changer for thousands of families, and I applaud Governor Cuomo for realizing the need to invest in the future of the community.
CUNY TV has received 11 nominations for the 2017 New York Emmy Awards, a record for the station.
A low-cost, nonflammable battery with a high energy density and the capability of thousands of more recycling cycles than any comparable battery to come out of a laboratory has been developed by researchers at The City University of New York’s Energy Institute.
Amanda Reyes was auditioning for her umpteenth acting role in New York City recently when the casting director asked her to “be more ghetto.” It was nothing new.
The Department of Justice and the Department of Education jointly issued a letter on February 22 withdrawing guidance from the Obama administration that protected the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming students to use the single-sex facility (such as a restroom) consistent with their gender identity.
Schools in Ohio and California, among others, aim to boost graduation rates with support programs
The City University of New York’s nationally acclaimed CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) to improve community-college graduation rates will be replicated in two more states – New York and California – through a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation “Moving the Needle” initiative.
More graduates, more degrees granted, more high-achieving students, persistent strong enrollments and a shower of prestigious rankings and faculty and student honors all define The City University of New York during the first quarter of 2017.
New program will provide free admission to cultural institutions, enhance academic arts offerings and create arts internships for CUNY students