• 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

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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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  • Union Settlement Association and Dr. Melony Samuels Receive Inaugural Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize

    June 23, 2011 | Hunter College

    Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab has announced that the Union Settlement Association and Dr. Melony Samuels of Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger are the recipients of the inaugural Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. The newly established prize will be administered by the Hunter College Foundation and is earmarked for a not-for-profit organization and individual for distinguished accomplishment in the field of urban public health.

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  • Hunter Professor Nokes Awarded a Fulbright to Help Strengthen Nursing Education in Durban, South Africa

    June 21, 2011 | Hunter College

    Hunter Professor Kathleen Nokes, assistant dean for graduate studies and director of the graduate nursing program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant in public/global health. Under the grant, Dr. Nokes will work at Durban University of Technology in South Africa during July and August.

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  • Hunter Film & Media Studies IMA Graduate Student Wins National Board of Review Student Grant Competition Award for Documentary about Musician Andreas Scholl

    June 20, 2011 | Hunter College

    Mariano Wainsztein, an IMA graduate student at Hunter, has won an award from the National Board of Review for his documentary The Animal in You, which he filmed, directed and edited.

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  • Hunter’s Colum McCann Wins International Literary Award

    June 20, 2011 | Hunter College

    Hunter College Distinguished Lecturer Colum McCann has won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his latest novel, Let the Great World Spin. McCann’s novel was selected from 10 shortlisted titles by a panel of judges, who described his book as “a genuinely 21st century novel that speaks to its time but is not enslaved by it.” The prize of over $140,000 is one of the world’s most lucrative literary prizes.

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  • Hunter Student Takes Top National Honor – Again

    June 8, 2011 | Hunter College

    For the second year in a row, Hunter’s master’s program to prepare Latin teachers for secondary schools has produced the winner of the National Latin Exam Graduate School Scholarship. The first-place finish carries an award of $2,000 for post-graduate study.

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