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.
The new CUNY School of Medicine has opened with an inaugural class of 69 students, following final approval by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that now allows a CUNY institution to grant medical degrees for the first time in the University’s 170-year history.
The City University of New York (CUNY) and Revature, a leading technology talent development company, have announced Revature at CUNY, a strategic partnership to provide free industry-aligned coding bootcamps for CUNY graduates.
A nonfiction author who earned her doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center and a playwright-in-residence at Hunter College are among the 23 recipients of 2016 MacArthur Fellowships – the so-called “genius grants.” Each fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation comes with an unrestricted $625,000 grant payable over five years. Chancellor James […]
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today unanimously approved the appointment of Matthew Sapienza as Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, as recommended by Chancellor James B. Milliken. Mr. Sapienza, who had previously served as Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, is the University’s chief financial officer, responsible for […]
Mayor de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Fariña, and CUNY Chancellor Milliken announced today that the CUNY application fee will be eliminated for all low-income NYC public high school seniors starting this fall. The expansion increases the number of CUNY fee waivers more than fivefold – under the expansion, an estimated 37,500 high school seniors will qualify for fee waivers, up from approximately 6,500 waivers issued annually in previous years.
CUNY’s William E. Macaulay Honors College is rated highest among all public university honors colleges and programs in the nation while CUNY’s online degree ranks fifth in the nation and Guttman Community College is named the number one community college in New York State, according to recent surveys. And four CUNY colleges –City, Baruch, Queens […]
Laird Bergad says that the Latino vote could swing the November presidential election in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Professor Setha M. Low (Anthropology/Environmental Psychology), whose novel research focuses on the anthropology of space and place, has been awarded the inaugural Senior Scholar Award from the Society of Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology(SUNTA).
The Graduate Center has been awarded a $415,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to promote and expand public humanities practices at CUNY through the Center for the Humanities.
CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner (DCLA) Tom Finkelpearl, and The Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin announced a $1 million initiative to create the CUNY Cultural Corps and place dozens of students in paid internships at cultural institutions across the city including MoMA PS1, the New York Botanical Garden, Carnegie Hall, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Staten Island Museum, and more.