News from The City University of New York

CUNY J-School Gets Ready For Its Largest, Most Diverse 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.

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.

2015 Relay for Life Surpasses Goals, Saves Lives

May 15, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The Relay for Life at the College of Staten Island (CSI)  brings together students, faculty, and staff from different areas of the College to unite and work together toward a common goal: winning the fight against cancer.  Relay for Life this year raised more than $12,000 from 275 participants, raising the six year fundraising total to $100,000.

New Appointments in Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business

May 14, 2015 | Baruch College

The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College has appointed two senior administrators: Dr. Qing Hu as the new Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives & Innovation, and Joshua Kobb as the Assistant Dean of Executive Education.

Candlelight Vigil to Mourn the Death of Dean Derrick Griffith

May 14, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

As we continue to mourn the loss of Dean Derrick Griffith, we want to allow an opportunity for the greater Medgar Evers College family and the community to express their grief.

Statement on the Passing of Dr. Derrick Griffith

May 14, 2015 | The University

“The City University of New York deeply mourns the tragic death of Dr. Derrick Griffith, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management of Medgar Evers College, a beloved member of our community who died in the tragic Amtrak derailment that took place earlier this week.

City College Center for the Arts honors stars at inaugural awards gala

May 14, 2015 | City College

Two-time Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill was among the honorees at the City College Center for the Arts Inaugural Awards Benefit at the Aaron Davis Hall on the CCNY campus on Monday.

Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe ’63 returns to CCNY May 28

May 14, 2015 | City College

In his first return to his alma mater since receiving a Nobel Prize last fall, John O’Keefe presents the inaugural Professor Sharon Cosloy-Edward Blank Family Distinguished Scientist Lecture, Thursday, May 28 at The City College of New York. His talk, 4 p.m. in NAC room 0/201, will be entitled “The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map: How we got here and where we are going.”

Rose Zrake, age 87, Earns College Degree

May 14, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The adage “it’s never too late” is proven again. Rose Zrake, age 87, will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature during commencement at College of Staten Island on May 28. A dream that began decades ago is realized.

Meet Kawsar Ibrahim: 2015 Valedictorian and Commencement Speaker

May 14, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Kawsar Ibrahim, a student of the Macaulay Honors College, is graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and minors in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Studio Art. Kawsar’s parents originally emigrated from Egypt and settled in Brooklyn where Kawsar and her siblings were born.

Medgar Evers College Mourns the Tragic Loss of Dean Derrick Griffith

May 14, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

It is with a heavy heart that we regret to confirm that Derrick Griffith, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management for Medgar Evers College, was killed in the horrific train derailment that occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

CCNY establishes scholarship fund in honor of Herman Badillo ‘51

May 13, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York recently established the Herman Badillo Scholarship Fund, which will provide deserving students who demonstrate high academic excellence and outstanding character with funding to complete their education.

U.N. Calls for U.S. to Treat Youth in Conflict with the Law as Youth, Not Adults

May 13, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

This week at the United Nations, government representatives called on the U.S. to end the practice of trying youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system and incarcerating youth in adult jails and prisons. Representatives also called for the U.S. to fully abolish life imprisonment without parole sentences for youth and to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).