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May 23, 2017 | The University

CUNY’s nationally acclaimed program that helps students receive associate degrees faster provides taxpayers with a big bang for the buck, a new independent study indicates.

Students Share Stories of Triumph With CUNY TV

May 19, 2017 | The University

Nineteen CUNY valedictorians and student graduation speakers met in a CUNY TV studio to talk with Tinabeth Pina, the host of the award-winning show “Study with the Best,” about the impact that their CUNY educations had on their lives. Their stories of personal and academic challenge and triumph will be compressed into a video to be shown at the June Board of Trustees meeting.

Baruch Traders, Cool and Disciplined, Slice Up the Top-Name Competition  

May 16, 2017 | The University

For the Baruch College students, it’s a familiar scene: A trading floor buzzing with adrenaline, the sound of furious tapping on keyboards, shouts of “Yay” and “Oh, my God” as millions are gained and lost in the securities market.

Outstanding CUNY Graduates Win Prestigious Salk Awards for Medical Studies

May 9, 2017 | The University

These are the eight winners of the City University of New York’s prestigious 2017 Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for the study of medicine and biomedical sciences

CUNY TV Stars at New York Emmy Awards

May 8, 2017 | The University

In an encore performance, CUNY TV has won its 15th and 16th New York Emmy Awards, taking the coveted prizes for best Interview/Discussion for the series Theater Talk, and best Graphics:Animation for the graphic opening of the program Black America.

Ultimate in Outsourcing: CUNY Expert Reveals Sneaky Cowbird Mothering Strategy

May 5, 2017 | The University

It’s spring, and Mark Hauber, CUNY’s Interim University Vice Provost for Research and a leading researcher on birds and bird behavior, describes the highly unusual and heavy-handed strategy used by brown-headed cowbirds to nurture their young – they force other birds, such as robins, to do it for them.

CUNY Appoints Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General as President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

May 1, 2017 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today voted to appoint Karol V. Mason, a legal pioneer and former United States Assistant Attorney General, as the fifth president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

CUNY Statement on May 1 Action

May 1, 2017 | The University

The City University of New York is proud of our history of educating and supporting immigrants, including undocumented immigrants.

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken

April 26, 2017 | The University

The current discussion about the invitation to Linda Sarsour to speak at the commencement ceremony of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy draws into sharp focus principles central to a free society and its academic institutions.

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $520 Million in Energy Efficiency Upgrades at 19 CUNY Campuses

April 24, 2017 | The University

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $520 million in energy efficient upgrades across the City University of New York system. Coinciding with Earth Week, the energy-saving measures will reduce environmental impacts and operating costs while helping CUNY reach the Governor’s statewide energy goals to build a clean energy future for all of New York State.

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken

April 24, 2017 | The University

I want to offer my heartiest congratulations to SUNY Chancellor-designate Kristina Johnson. Ms. Johnson has had a remarkable career as an engineer, a university administrator and senior government official, and she is an ideal leader for the nation’s largest university system at this important time.

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 Regarding His Health

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.