News from The City University of New York

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.

City College Campaign Tops $500 Million

June 26, 2014 | City College

A year ahead of its target date, The Campaign for The City College of New York has raised more than half a billion dollars, President Lisa S. Coico announced Tuesday night.

College Celebrates Chartering and Induction of Students into Honor Society

June 26, 2014 | Guttman Community College

The chartering of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s chapter at Guttman Community College—Beta Phi Gamma–and student induction ceremony was held on June 19 at John Jay College. Phi Theta Kappa is an international organization that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. Guttman President Scott E. Evenbeck was the featured guest speaker. Graduating […]

Central Park Five represented by Prof. Moore Receive $40 million settlement

June 26, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The five men exonerated in the beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park in 1989, known as the Central Park Five, have settled their wrongful conviction lawsuit for $40 million. Four of the five men are represented by CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore.

Dean Anderson Receives 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award from the NYC Bar

June 26, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is the recipient of the 2014 Diversity & Champion Inclusion Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association.

Guttman Instructor Receives PSC-CUNY Research Grant for Hybrid Course Study

June 26, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Instructor Chet Jordan was recently awarded a $6,000 PSC-CUNY Research Grant to incorporate Second Life, a 3-D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create, into the Foundations in the Humanities course that he will teach during the Fall I 2014 session. This hybrid-online course will ask students to examine the thoughts and […]

Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken On the 2014-15 New York City Budget

June 26, 2014 | The University

We strongly commend Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council on a 2014-15 Executive Budget that includes funding for vitally important programs and services, allowing CUNY to significantly strengthen our preparation of an educated workforce for the future.