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Four CUNY Assistant Professors Win NSF’s Early-Career Awards

April 21, 2017 | The University

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.”

Chancellor J.B. Milliken Shares CUNY’s New Strategic Vision

April 20, 2017 | The University

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.

Claire Lynch, Macaulay Honors Junior, Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship

April 18, 2017 | The University

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. Cuomo Signs Free Tuition Bill Into Law at LaGuardia Community College

April 13, 2017 | The University

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.

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken on Launch of CUNY’S Online Learning Initiative  

April 12, 2017 | The University

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.

Statement on the New York State budget from Chairman of the Board of Trustees, William C. Thompson, Jr. and Chancellor James B. Milliken

April 11, 2017 | The University

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.

CSI Professor Tyehimba Jess Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

April 11, 2017 | The University

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.”

Announcing the News Integrity Initiative to Increase Trust in Journalism

April 3, 2017 | The University


Message from Chancellor Milliken

March 31, 2017 | The University

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.

CUNY’s Educational Opportunities Provide Immigrant Students a Powerful Path to Success

March 30, 2017 | The University

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.

CUNY Students Win Prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowships

March 28, 2017 | The University

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.

A Game Changer for Thousands of Families

March 9, 2017 | The University

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 Nominated for a Record 11 NY Emmys

March 1, 2017 | The University

CUNY TV has received 11 nominations for the 2017 New York Emmy Awards, a record for the station.

Battery Breakthrough by CUNY Energy Institute:  Low Cost, Long Life, Non Toxic and Safe

March 1, 2017 | The University

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.

“A Film School Where No One Says ‘Be More Ghetto’,” The New York Times, February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017 | The University

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.

Protecting the Rights of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students

February 24, 2017 | The University

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.

Wall Street Journal: Community Colleges Look to Replicate CUNY’s Accelerated Strategy

February 23, 2017 | The University

Schools in Ohio and California, among others, aim to boost graduation rates with support programs

CUNY’S ASAP To Be Replicated in Two More States

February 23, 2017 | The University

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,Top Rankings for Social Mobility and Debt-Free Education

February 22, 2017 | The University

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.

CUNY Launches Landmark Initiative to Open City’s Arts and Cultural Institutions to Students

February 21, 2017 | The University

New program will provide free admission to cultural institutions, enhance academic arts offerings and create arts internships for CUNY students