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Statement from William C. Thompson, Jr., Chairperson, Board of Trustees, and James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The City University of New York

November 28, 2016 | The University, Uncategorized

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.

A Message from Chancellor Milliken

November 23, 2016 | The University

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.

Statement from William C. Thompson, Jr., Chairperson, Board of Trustees, and James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The City University of New York

November 23, 2016 | The University

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.

A Message from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

November 20, 2016 | The University

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.

A Veterans Day Message from Chancellor Milliken

November 11, 2016 | The University

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.

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken on the Presidential Election

November 10, 2016 | The University

We have just experienced a long, contentious campaign and what was to many a surprising outcome.

A Message from Chancellor Milliken

November 2, 2016 | The University

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.

Trustees Approve 2017-18 Operating and Capital Budget Requests

October 27, 2016 | The University

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.

Statement of Chancellor Milliken on President Jeremy Travis

October 25, 2016 | The University

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.

Statement from Chancellor James Milliken on the Impact of Hurricane Matthew

October 12, 2016 | The University

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.

Mellon Grants $541,000 to CUNY To Enhance Faculty Diversity

October 12, 2016 | The University

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.

As School Year Opens New Majors, More Courses, New Med School

September 29, 2016 | CUNY Matters, The University

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.

CUNY Partners with Revature to Offer Tuition-Free Coding Bootcamp for Graduates

September 28, 2016 | The University

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.

Two More MacArthur Fellowships from CUNY

September 26, 2016 | The University

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 […]

Matthew Sapienza Named Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer 

September 26, 2016 | The University

 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, Chancellors Fariña and Milliken Announce Elimination of CUNY Application Fee For Low-Income NYC Students

September 26, 2016 | The University

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.

Macaulay Honors College, CUNY Online Degree Lead In National Rankings

September 22, 2016 | The University

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 […]

What the Latino Vote Will Mean in Election 2016

September 22, 2016 | The University

Laird Bergad says that the Latino vote could swing the November presidential election in favor of Hillary Clinton.

The GC’s Setha Low Receives Inaugural Anthropology Scholar Award

September 19, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center, The University

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 GC’s Center for Humanities Awarded $415K Grant from Mellon Foundation

September 14, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center, The University

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.