News from The City University of New York

LaGuardia Community College Foundation Installs New Chairperson

December 12, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Suresh Sani, President of First Pioneer Properties, Inc., was sworn in as the newly elected chairperson of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation on December 2.

Sani succeeds Paul Higbee, a partner of G.C. Andersen Partners, LLC, who served as the Foundation chair for four years and is now serving as an honorary director.

BuzzFeed’s Kate Nocera, ’09, Shares Congressional Reporting Award

December 12, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Class of ’09 alum Nocera and her BuzzFeed colleagues Greg Johnsen and John Stanton have been awarded the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress this year.

LaGuardia Community College Offers Training in Solar Panel Installation and Sales Careers Apply by December 19

December 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College next month will launch Solar Plus Pro, a professional training program that will help individuals join or advance their career in the booming field of solar energy, a $13.7 billion a year industry.

Applications for the training will be accepted through Dec. 19, 2014.

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer Kicks Off LaGuardia Community College Library Renovation

December 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and CUNY Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management Judith Bergtraum joined LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow Friday for a ceremonial groundbreaking marking the start of a massive renovation and expansion of the school library.

GC Study Shows Increased Income Concentration Among Top-Earning U.S. Households

December 11, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

A new Graduate Center study shows that household income is becoming even more concentrated among the high-earning households in the United States, while poorer households are experiencing no measurable gains.

Red Hawks Center Charles Williams Wins Dominican College Scholarship

December 10, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Red Hawks Center Charles Williams has made school history, becoming the first LaGuardia Community College basketball player to sign an athletic scholarship to attend a four year college.

Queens College Choral Society Rings in the Holidays with Handel’s Messiah

December 10, 2014 | Queens College

This perennial favorite will be performed by the Queens College Choral Society with members that range from high school students to men and women who have been with the group for over 40 years.

[gallery] Northfield Bank Foundation Honored for Student Internship Program

December 10, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Northfield Bank Foundation was honored by College of Staten Island (CSI) President Dr. William J. Fritz and the CSI Foundation in appreciation of their generous support of the Student Internship Stipend Program at CSI. The Career and Scholarship Center at the College manages the program, which pays for student internships at local nonprofit organizations on Staten Island.

Prof. Steve Zeidman on Problems with Broken Windows Policing

December 9, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In the wake of the Eric Garner decision, Professor Steve Zeidman has spoken out on the problems with broken windows policing and the need for a 21st-century approach to policing.

Baruch Professor Deborah Balk Receives $1 Million Grant from the National Science Foundation

December 9, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Deborah Balk, a professor in the School of Public Affairs, was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on the distribution and dynamics of the world’s population, including the modelling of urbanization in the United States, Mexico, and India.

Guttman Staff Member Receives IT Service Award

December 9, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Michael Evangelou, an IT Assistant at Guttman Community College, was awarded the CUNY Excellence in Service Award at this year’s CUNY IT Conference on December 4. Michael was the driving force behind the College’s new computer rollout and imaging project in 2014 and managed the many computer moves and rollouts at the beginning of the […]

Visiting Author Discusses Food Sustainability and Urban Food Justice

December 9, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On December 3, author and illustrator Eric-Shabazz Larkin presented two workshops to first-year City Seminar I students from House Five. Reading from his latest book, A Moose Boosh, featuring whimsical poems about food sustainability and urban food justice, Larkin interspersed his multi-media presentation with sage advice about healthful eating and the correlation between high sugar […]