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  • Course Load May Be Heavy at Hunter, But the Debt Load is Light

    November 14, 2011 | Hunter College

    Add this to the long list of advantages of attending Hunter: Its graduates carry one of the lowest debt loads of any college or university in America. So says the Project on Student Debt in a report covering members of the Class of 2010. The survey places Hunter among the 20th lowest debt schools in the nation.

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  • Hunter President Raab Honored at Opera Foundation Gala

    November 11, 2011 | Hunter College

    The Martina Arroyo Foundation – which prepares young opera singers for professional performance – honored Hunter President Jennifer Raab at its annual gala on November 9. Raab accepted the award “on behalf of Hunter College and our new partnership with Prelude to Performance,” the Foundation’s training program that culminates with fully-staged operas performed on the stage of Hunter’s Kaye Playhouse.

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  • Hunter Professor to Lead National Nursing Organization

    September 21, 2011 | Hunter College

    Diana J. Mason, the Rudin Professor of Nursing at the Hunter School of Nursing, has been chosen for one of the highest honors in her field, president of the American Academy of Nursing. She will serve a two-year term as president-elect beginning in November before assuming the presidency. The 1,500-member AAN advances policies and practices that help drive the reform of the American health-care system.

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  • APHA Executive Director Dr. Georges C. Benjamin Appointed to Distinguished Public Health Fellowship at Hunter College

    August 19, 2011 | Hunter College

    American Public Health Association Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin MD, FACP, FACEP (E), has been appointed as the fall 2011 Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Hunter College. Benjamin will take a brief sabbatical from his role as executive director of APHA and spend one semester pursuing this coveted, fully funded research fellowship.

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  • Hunter Sociology Professor Joins Michelle Obama as an Inaugural Winner of the James Beard Leadership Award

    August 15, 2011 | Hunter College

    Hunter Professor of Sociology Janet Poppendieck, author of books such as Free for All: Fixing School Food in America and Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement, was selected as one of 10 inaugural recipients of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. The award honors those helping to create a “healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world” through “excellence of work, innovation in approach and scale of impact within a community or the nation.” Among Poppendieck’s co-honorees are First Lady Michelle Obama and Alice Waters, celebrated chef and pioneer in the organic food movement.

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  • For Hunter College’s Tom Sleigh, Praise from the Poet Laureate

    August 15, 2011 | Hunter College

    Any time a new poet laureate is named, there is always interest in what poets he or she likes to read. So now that Philip Levine has been named, at age 83, as the 18th to hold this national honor, whom among his poetic colleagues does he admire?

    The list, as quoted in the August 11 New York Times, is a short one, and on it is none other than Hunter College’s own Tom Sleigh. Here is what Levine said: “I love intelligent poetry — Stevens, Ammons, Tom Sleigh, Robert Morgan.”

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  • Princeton Review Hails Hunter as One of the Nation’s Top 376 Colleges and Among the “Best in the Northeast”

    August 8, 2011 | Hunter College

    Hunter College has once again been named one of the “Best 376 Colleges” as determined by an annual survey conducted by The Princeton Review. Though the overall list does not assign individual ranks, Hunter also made the cut in a number of “Top 20” category lists, including “Lots of Race/Class Interaction” and “Great Financial Aid.” Furthermore, Hunter’s outstanding academic programs earned it a spot as one of the best 220 colleges in the Northeast. The complete results can be seen at www.PrincetonReview.com.

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  • Peace Corps at 50 Honors Hunter College for Its Contributions

    August 4, 2011 | Hunter College

    The Peace Corps celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding next month, and throughout that long history Hunter has been a leader in supplying volunteers. Since 1961, 350 graduates have joined, which places Hunter first among all CUNY colleges and near the top among schools in the nation as a source of recruits. Right now, seven Hunter graduates are working overseas, and four are in training.

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  • Hunter College Receives $80,000 Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for its Artist’s Institute

    July 19, 2011 | Hunter College

    Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab has announced that the Artist’s Institute, a project of Hunter College, has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The two-year grant will be used to continue the work of the Institute, which was created as a new, experimental platform for thinking about contemporary art.

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  • Hunter’s Provost Wins an Award With 333 Years of History Behind It

    June 30, 2011 | Hunter College

    Vita Carulli Rabinowitz, Hunter’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is the winner of the 2011 Cornaro Award, which is given each year to an Italian American woman who holds a PhD and has “achieved excellence in her chosen field.” The award, presented by the New York Lodge of the Sons of Italy in America, is named for Elena Lucrezia Cornaro, who earned a doctorate in 1678, the first woman in history to do so.

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