On a tragic day in April, 1968, our nation suffered a profound blow with the assassination of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those who understood the immense power of his message of equality and opportunity promptly sought to ensure that his mission would endure, and just four days later legislation was introduced to make Dr. King’s birthday a holiday so that the nation would honor his leadership and keep his goals alive. It went nowhere.
For 170 years, it has been at the heart of the mission of The City University of New York to provide affordable access to high quality education. For much of its existence, because of generous public support, CUNY was able to provide that education tuition-free
“New York City has been a haven for immigrants seeking the American dream since the founding of this nation,” said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
The City University of New York is a national leader in welcoming, supporting and educating immigrants, regardless of status. Today, there is quite understandably heightened concern about the ability of universities across the country to protect and support their undocumented students.
The City University of New York leads the nation’s four-year colleges in helping students grab the American dream of moving up the social ladder and landing good-paying, high-quality jobs, according to the 2016 Social Mobility Index.
Hunter College student Faiza Masood, Class of 2017, has been selected as a recipient of one of the most prestigious academic honors, the Marshall Scholarship, it was announced today.
In recent months, there have been a surprising number of reported instances of hate and bigotry across our country, including at college campuses.
My name is Chris Rosa and I proudly serve as CUNY’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and it is my privilege to speak with you today about the status of the New York City Council Merit Scholarship Program.
The City University of New York ranks among the best nationwide for students who graduate debt free, according to a new study that affirmed the remarkable value of the University for those seeking a high quality, affordable education.
We are pleased to announce that Gayle M. Horwitz has been appointed Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, effective today, Monday, November 28.
All of us at The City University of New York are immensely proud of our tradition, dating back almost 170 years, of providing the broadest access and a high quality education to New Yorkers, especially those from underrepresented groups and low income families and the many people who come to our city and country for opportunity.
Frederick P. (“Rick”) Schaffer, the General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs of The City University of New York, has informed us that he plans to retire, effective December 31, 2016.
After the harsh and ugly rhetoric of the campaign, many of you are concerned about what might happen next. Let me be clear: This is the State of New York, not a state of fear. We will not tolerate hate or racism.
All of us at the City University of New York salute veterans on this special day and join the rest of the country in expressing our profound gratitude to the men and women who have served our country. But we also do much more.
We have just experienced a long, contentious campaign and what was to many a surprising outcome.
I am pleased to report that today I recommended and the Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Vincent Boudreau as Interim President of The City College of New York.
The Board of Trustees has approved the University’s 2017-2018 operating budget request, which seeks $235 million in additional support to significantly improve access to higher education, student retention, graduation rates and faculty advisement, and better serve the needs of CUNY’s 270,000 degree-credit and 270,000 adult and continuing education students.
Like all friends of John Jay College and of its leader, President Jeremy Travis, I react with strong, if mixed, feelings to his decision to step down as President next summer.
Many CUNY students, faculty and staff are mourning and in shock in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which killed more than 1,000 people as it carved a path of devastation across the Caribbean, including Haiti, and the southern United States.
The City University of New York has received a $541,000 four and one-half year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a program to enhance faculty diversity.