New Study Shows LaGuardia Community College’s GED Bridge Program Significantly Boosts GED Pass Rates and College Enrollment MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research firm, released encouraging findings today from a rigorous evaluation of a new approach to GED instruction pioneered by LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). [...]
As part of the Bronx Community College President’s Lecture Series, BCC in collaboration with Hostos Community College, Lehman College and the League of Women Voters, will host a 2013 New York City Mayoral Candidates Forum. The forum, in which all current Mayoral contenders have agreed to participate, will take place on Wednesday, July 24th and [...]
May 4, 2013, Bronx, New York—Under a cloudless, blue sky and with temperatures hovering in the low 70s, more than a 1000 men, women and children, both avid marathoners and casual walkers, participated in today’s Run the Bronx, Bronx Community College’s Annual Hall of Fame Run and Walk. Although registrants began descending on the campus [...]
Thanks to one woman and a community trust, many students at BMCC receive the academic and financial support they need to succeed.
Here’s the backstory: In 2008, Pat White, the Program Director for Children, Youth and Families at The New York Community Trust, arranged for a grant to be donated to BMCC on behalf of The Trust, which was used to fund The Odyssesy Pro
Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College student Weily Lang placed first for her research on the effects of antioxidants on fertility in male fruit flies at the Sigma Xi Research Showcase, a nationwide online science competition. Weily, a fine arts major who loves insects and research, was up against some 100 student researchers, 80% of [...]
Family Event Welcomes All to Run the Bronx April 17, 2013, Bronx New York—Run the Bronx, Bronx Community College’s Annual Hall of Fame Run and Walk takes place Saturday, May 4th. The official start time is 10 a.m., and the event begins and ends on the historic landmark campus of Bronx Community College, located at [...]
Long Island City, NY—A photography exhibition featuring photographer Walker Evans’s famous collection of images taken in Havana in 1933 will be shown at LaGuardia Community College now through May 29. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition, comprising over 30 digital reproductions from original and posthumous prints, will be on [...]
Every year, BMCC celebrates Poem in Your Pocket Day in which the spirit and beauty of the poetic word is appreciated throughout campus.
“April is Poetry Month and we never let it go by without recognizing it,” said Michael Gillespie, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, at the 2013 Poetry Awards Ceremony held recently in Richard Harris Terrace.
Staying at the Schloss Leopoldskron, where The Sound of Music was filmed; attending lectures given by world-renowned scholars; walking throughout the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. These were just some of the powerful experiences that students had during the recent Salzburg Global Seminar trip to Austria. The seminar is the 56th International Study Program on Global Citizenship and included students from three [...]
Volunteers from Queensborough Community College are fielding calls this week for the Daily News/CUNY Citizenship Now! hotline. The 11th annual call-in runs April 22 – 26, providing free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Information is provided in English, Spanish and more than 20 other [...]
(Jasmine Hatcher, Class of 2006, with Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine and members of her family at Queensborough’s 45th commencement ceremony.) Jasmine Hatcher, who graduated with an Associate in Science degree from Queensborough Community College in 2006, has been selected to receive a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Her selection was [...]
Long Island City, NY—April 26, 2013—Chile, a country with a rich culture, modern cosmopolitan capital and breathtaking natural beauty with its jungles, fjords, glaciers, lakes and volcanoes, is the subject of a Queens Museum of Art Partnership Gallery photography exhibition by LaGuardia Community College Commercial Photography students. The exhibition runs from May 5 through the [...]
Long Island City, NY—To celebrate the wide range of Asian cultures that make up its student population, LaGuardia Community College on May 8 is hosting a festival featuring talented performers from China, Japan and the Philippines. The events are free and open to the public. The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 [...]
Long Island City, NY—April 23, 2013—In a major step toward launching its intercollegiate athletics program, LaGuardia Community College has hired two accomplished basketball coaches for its men’s and women’s teams that will begin their seasons this fall. Coaching the women’s basketball team will be Anthony Alfaro, a seasoned veteran who has [...]
Tria Case, University Director of Sustainability for The City University of New York, was the plenary speaker in BMCC’s recent conference, Sustainability and Technology: New Directions in Teaching and Learning.
BMCC Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Michael Gillespie welcomed participants to the conference, quoting Albert Einstein’s still-timely observation, “If we do not harness technology, technology will harness us.”
For CUNY and BMCC students, harnessing the technology for sustainability, or building a career in the field, starts with choosing a related major.
Quiara Alegría Hudes is an award-winning playwright. She is the author of Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Water by the Spoonful is the second in a trilogy of plays. The first, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. The third and final [...]
Long Island City, NY—April 22, 2013—Facing a highly competitive and ever-changing job market, college students, more than ever, are asking themselves these questions: Am I on an academic path that will lead to my desired career? Do I have the attributes that employers are looking for? How do I impress potential employers during a job [...]
Created in 1968 as a result of a community movement that understood the importance of higher education, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York will celebrate its official 45th anniversary on April, 22, 2013. Just like it did 45 years ago, Hostos serves the educational needs of people from [...]
Students in the Engineering Technology Department were awarded First Prize in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Project category of the College Project Exhibit at the 2013 Engineering Expo, held at White Plains High School in New York on April 7. The project was begun in the fall of 2012 with the goal to design an electronically [...]
It was Thursday. A beautiful spring day. I woke up for school and my mom drove me to the bus stop. So begins I Hope Nobody Sees Me, Memoirs of a teenage stroke survivor (2013, First Edition Design Publishing). The author, Nicolas Sully, is a second semester student at QCC, majoring in Health Sciences. “My sneaker weighed a [...]