News from The City University of New York

Baruch College Announces 2015 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

May 21, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College announced today that Abhinaya Swaminathan and Sonja Kostich are this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively. They will join their fellow graduates for the 2015 Commencement Ceremony on June 3, 2015, at the Barclays Center, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

J-School Captures Honors at Silurian Awards

May 20, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Cole Rosengren was given an award in memory of the journalist Dennis Duggan while the NYCity News Service’s “Stop the Mold” project took home a top prize.

Guttman to Collaborate with Other CUNY Colleges on Two Grants

May 20, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Guttman will be participating with other CUNY colleges on two recently awarded grants. The Teagle Foundation approved a $27,250 one-year grant to Borough of Manhattan Community College, Hostos Community College, and Stella and Charles Guttman Community College for the project “Alignment of Learning Outcomes and Course Sequences for Remedial and Introductory College-Level Quantitative Curricula.” Through […]

“Otto Neals: An Artistic Legacy” 2015

May 20, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

New York City will celebrate the creative works of an artistic giant with a retrospective exhibition—taking place simultaneously at six distinguished galleries. Collectively, these institutions will house over five decades of works in five mediums created by the master Otto Neals, curated by Dr. Myrah Brown Green. Medgar Evers College is proud to be among the locations selected to house Mr. Neals’s work.

Dr. Derrick E. Griffith Memorial Scholarship Fund Established

May 19, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

As we continue to mourn his passing, a man who so fully understood the value of an education, we are humbled to announce the creation of the Dr. Derrick E. Griffith Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Spitzer School of Architecture among top 10 for Hispanics

May 19, 2015 | City College

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture has made the top ten in the number of bachelor’s degrees granted to Hispanics, according to the most recent rankings issued by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.

Environmental Science Students Clean Up Newtown Creek in 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Environmental Science students and faculty recently spent a Saturday volunteering to clean up Long Island City.

The fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Riverkeeper, an advocacy group dedicated to protecting New York City and the Hudson Valley’s waterways, took place Saturday May 9th at over 100 locations in the region.

LaGuardia Community College’s Theater Program Presents “Our Lady of 121st Street”

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College’s Theater program is pleased to present the play “Our Lady of 121st Street,” until May 23rd in the College’s Black Box Theater.

The dark comedy originally written by actor and playwright Stephen Adley Guirgis is directed by LaGuardia Community College faculty member Garrett Neergaard. “It’s a play about coming home and facing your past,” said Neergaard. In addition to acting in the play, students also are working behind the scenes as the stage crew, lighting crew and in costume design, among many other roles for the production. Visit the show website to learn more.

City College ten headed to Stanford for summer research

May 15, 2015 | City College

City College of New York senior Ivana Lazaroska has a particular interest in the comparative study of religious ideology in southeastern Europe and Turkey from the late 19th century to the present. Thanks to the CCNY-Stanford Summer Research Program, the history/political science double major is about to take her research to another level.

Seven Queens College Students Receive Fulbright Awards

May 15, 2015 | Queens College

Queens College has set a record for itself this year with seven of its graduates winning highly competitive and prestigious Fulbright awards to study, conduct research or study abroad.

CUNY J-School Gets Ready For Its Largest, Most Diverse New Class Ever

May 15, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Some 120 students have enrolled in its core master’s in journalism degree program, 20% more than in any of class in its history. And, for the first time, more than half of the students (52%) are persons of color or from other underrepresented minority groups.