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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.

CUNY, NYC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE NEW PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS, CUNY CULTURAL CORPS

September 9, 2016 | The University

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.

CUNY Should Continue to Condemn Hate Speech While Protecting First Amendment Rights, Says Anti-Semitism Report

September 9, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York today released the results of a nearly six-month investigation by two highly regarded outside counsel into allegations of anti-Semitic incidents on CUNY campuses.

CUNY, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Rockefeller Foundation Announce New Paid Internship Program for Students, CUNY Cultural Corps

September 9, 2016 | The University

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.

Patrizia Casaccia named founding director of CUNY ASRC Neuroscience Initiative

September 9, 2016 | The University

Patrizia Casaccia, MD, PhD, has been named the founding director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Neuroscience Initiative following an international search, bringing to the university a highly regarded scientist whose expansive and collaboratively-focused research with real-world impact dovetails neatly with that of the Center. The announcement was made by CUNY Executive Vice […]

CUNY Making It Easier For Students to Register to Vote

September 6, 2016 | The University

In what is believed to be the first system-wide initiative in New York State, The City University of New York, in consultation with the New York City Board of Elections, is providing CUNY students with personalized voter registration forms effective Sept. 5.

Guttman Ranked Best Community College in New York State

September 1, 2016 | The University

The top-ranked community college in New York State is the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College of The City University of New York, according to the 2016-2017 edition of Best Community Colleges.

Chancellor Milliken Names Dr. Mary Corliss Pearl As Dean of CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College                                                                        

August 31, 2016 | The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken has named Dr. Mary Corliss Pearl as Dean of the City University’s William E. Macaulay Honors College. Dr. Pearl, who has served as Interim Dean of the Honors College since Jan. 30, 2016, was selected following a national search.

Chancellor Milliken’s Statement on Approval of Contract by the Professional Staff Congress and other Unions

August 4, 2016 | The University

“I am very pleased that the faculty and staff of The City University of New York represented by the Professional Staff Congress have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the agreement that their representatives and the University had reached through lengthy and ultimately productive negotiation,” Chancellor James B. Milliken said.

Board of Elections to CUNY Students: We Need You!

July 27, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York is teaming up with the city’s Board of Elections to recruit CUNY students to work the polls on the state’s primary election day, Tuesday, Sept. 13, and on the Presidential Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Statement from Chancellor James Milliken

July 18, 2016 | The University

The 21st Century Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that raises private funds in support of the City College of New York, received a document subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. The Foundation is responding to the subpoena and City College is cooperating fully with this process.

Statement by Chancellor James Milliken on the DC 37 Contract Ratification

July 18, 2016 | The University

We are pleased that the University’s dedicated employees represented by District Council 37 have ratified this fair and equitable contract, which delivers well deserved increased compensation and benefits for CUNY’s outstanding workforce.