The University

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

CUNY Campuses and Offices Closed Thursday, February 9th Due to ‎Winter Storm

February 9, 2017 | The University

CUNY Campuses and Offices Closed Thursday, February 9th Due to ‎Winter Storm.

George Chin, former CUNY Director of Student Financial Aid, Whose Work Over 28 Years Made a Difference for Students Nationwide

February 7, 2017 | The University

George Chin, CUNY’s Director of Student Financial Aid who served for nearly three decades and whose expertise in financial aid and advocacy for needy students had a national impact, died Feb. 5 of cancer.

A Statement from the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York

January 31, 2017 | The University

The City University of New York was founded on the principle of equal access and opportunity. CUNY’s commitment to protecting and supporting our students, regardless of immigration status, has not wavered throughout its 170-year existence.

Message From Chancellor Milliken

January 29, 2017 | The University

On Friday afternoon, the President issued an Executive Order that suspended entry of all refugees for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and for 90 days blocked entry for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, including holders of student visas.

A Message On The Executive Order Limiting Entry into the United States

January 29, 2017 | The University

To assist CUNY students, faculty and staff who are impacted by President Trump’s executive order of January 27, 2017 limiting entry into the United States by individuals from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, CUNY provides the following information.

CUNY Announces New Strategic Vision for the Future

January 27, 2017 | The University

The City University of New York is embarking on its new strategic framework, a comprehensive vision and set of strategies that will result in better performance and greater success for students in advancing the university’s historic mission for the knowledge economy.

Chancellor Milliken’s Statement on New Report Ranking CUNY as National Leader for  Social Mobility

January 20, 2017 | The University

For 170 years The City University of New York has had a unique mandate, providing a high quality, affordable education to all New Yorkers, but particularly those from underrepresented groups and immigrant populations, and giving them remarkable opportunities to achieve their dreams.

Will You Qualify for Free Tuition under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Plan?

January 19, 2017 | The University

More than ever, it’s vital that students who are New York State residents complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA.

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken On Governor Cuomo’s 2018 Executive Budget

January 18, 2017 | The University

Governor Cuomo’s FY 2018 Executive Budget proposes significant investment in The City University of New York and will advance its vital mission of providing a quality, affordable higher education to more than a quarter-million degree-seeking students.