News from The City University of New York

Cancer’s Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study Finds

January 26, 2016 | The University

The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests.

CUNY Seeks Mediation to Reach Settlement on PSC Contract

January 26, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York today notified the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) of the existence of an impasse and requested the appointment of a mediator to reach a new labor settlement in the long-standing collective bargaining negotiations between the University and the Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents the faculty and professional staff at CUNY’s 24 public colleges and graduate and professional schools.

Lehman College Choruses Accepting New Members

January 25, 2016 | Lehman College

The first rehearsal for the Lehman College Chorus, which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m., will be held on Monday, February 1. The Lehman College Community Chorus, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, February 2.

Weather-related closings

January 24, 2016 | The University

CUNY Colleges Open Monday, 1/25. Consult campus websites for details and updates.

Get Covered with Healthy CUNY

January 21, 2016 | CUNY School of Public Health

The Healthy CUNY initiative, which promotes health among the CUNY community of students, faculty, and staff, is encouraging the CUNY community to sign up for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) during the month of January. January marks Healthy CUNY’s month of Health Insurance Coverage, and for many people the deadline to […]

How cutting meat out of your diet changes your body

January 21, 2016 | The University

Vowing to ditch steaks and burgers in favour of a vegetarian lifestyle may have crossed your mind for ethical reasons or because of concerns about red meat and health.

Government funds nearly two-thirds of US health care: AJPH study

January 21, 2016 | The University

Tax-funded expenditures accounted for 64.3 percent of U.S. health spending – about $1.9 trillion – in 2013, according to new data published today [Thursday, Jan. 21] in the American Journal of Public Health. The Affordable Care Act will push that figure even higher by 2024, when government’s share of U.S. health spending is expected to rise to 67.3 percent.

Rising Star: Ronak Patel ’17

January 21, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Ronak Patel ’17: Major: Nursing A SEEK student, he works in the SEEK Office, assisting with workshops, and he volunteers at a local hospital. He is currently researching the views of different world cultures on medicine. A favorite aspect of CSI: “Everyone here encourages you to succeed; they support you in all your success.

Seeking Housing Justice

January 20, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Recent CUNY Law grads help low-income New Yorkers get the Housing Court justice they deserve.

Angelo Pinto (’08): Fighting for Incarcerated Youth

January 20, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

For Angelo Pinto (’08), it comes down to science: Teen brains are not fully developed, meaning teens are incapable of fully assessing risk, and their character and sense of self are still under construction as well. “To put a teen into a hyper-violent environment, like an adult prison, means shaping the character of that person […]

Community Power Growing in a Garden

January 20, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Paula Segal (’11) is working to flip the switch on community access to unused city land.

Fighting for Transgender Equality & Justice

January 20, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law alumni have taken up the fight in cities across the country on transgender rights issues — what many have called this century’s civil rights struggle.