News from The City University of New York

President Fritz receives Effective Leadership Award

July 3, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Dr. William J. Fritz, president of the College of Staten Island (CSI), received the Effective Leadership Award on behalf of CSI at the 22nd Annual Golden Age Awards Banquet held by the Latino Center on Aging (LCA). According to Mario E. Tapia, president and chief executive officer of the LCA,  Dr.

Clips of the Week

July 2, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/07/Pride-Istanbul-150×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Clips of the Week" title="Clips of the Week" style="float:right;" />Check some of our reporters’ latest links – including Julius Motal’s coverage of Istanbul’s Pride parade for TimeOut Istanbul.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Hobby Lobby Ruling & Its Aftermath

July 2, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ruthann Robson’s opinion was included in a Guardian article about the reactions of supporters and detractors to the US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling. Professor Robson also contributed a post to the London School of Economics blog on American Politics and Policy, arguing that the US Congress has a number of options for changing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Three New College Presidents

July 2, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York appointed three new college presidents to Queens College, The CUNY Graduate School and University Center and Kingsborough Community College at the June 30, 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Chase F. Robinson Named Graduate Center President

July 2, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York has appointed Dr. Chase F. Robinson president of the Graduate Center, effective July 1, 2014. He has been the interim president of the Graduate Center since 2013.

QCC Music Professor Receives Wagner College Alumni Fellow Award for “Recognition of a Distinguished Career in Music and Education”

July 2, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Ernie Jackson, a gifted guitarist and professor in the Department of Music at QCC, is the recipient of an Alumni Fellow Award from Wagner College for his distinguished career in music and education. Professor Jackson graduated from Wagner College in 1987.

Alexis Booker receives Peter Jennings Scholarship

July 2, 2014 | College of Staten Island

When Alexis Booker first enrolled in the College of Staten Island’s adult education program to earn a General Equivalency (GED) Diploma, little did he expect that a few years later he would be standing on stage next to nine others at the 12th Annual Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award ceremony held at The City University of New York (CUNY)’s Graduate Center.

Prof. Rick Rossein on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

July 1, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed for Arise America’s segment about the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer.

Richen and Sacha Are Appointed to New Tow Professorships

July 1, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/07/Screen-Shot-2014-07-01-at-12.05.31-PM-150×150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Richen and Sacha Are Appointed to New Tow Professorships" title="Richen and Sacha Are Appointed to New Tow Professorships" style="float:right;" />Documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen and multimedia journalist Bob Sacha were chosen for demonstrating exceptional leadership at the CUNY J-School and in their journalistic fields.

Over $7K raised for Danielle Ponsiglione Benefit Night

July 1, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island celebrated a magical evening on Monday, raising over $7,000 in funds to help support former graduate and softball star Danielle Ponsiglione as part of “No One Stands Alone” Benefit Night at the Tomas D. Morales Baseball Field.

CUNY Trustees Appoint Farley Herzek Kingsborough Community College President

June 30, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Farley Herzek as the president of Kingsborough Community College. President Herzek, a highly experienced administrator has been serving as interim president of Los Angeles Harbor College – Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the nation.

CUNY Trustees Appoint Chase F. Robinson President of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center

June 30, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Chase F. Robinson, a prominent historian of the pre-modern Middle East, as president of The City University of New York Graduate School and University Center.

CUNY Trustees Appoint Felix Matos Rodriguez Queens College President

June 30, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, an Ivy League educated scholar, administrator, teacher and former cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as president of Queens College.

Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program Celebrates Graduates

June 27, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The 2014 graduates of The Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program received their certificates of completion during the College of Staten Island’s Honors Convocation. John Ferrandino, Nina Giaccobe, Arthur King, Alex Medina and Basant Zaki were joined by their family, friends, mentors and faculty to celebrate all that they have accomplished during their time as students with The Melissa Riggio Program.