News from The City University of New York

Medgar’s Sonia Wilson to Be Honored by the WNBA’s New York Liberty

June 23, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Congratulations are in order for Sonia Wilson of the Medgar Evers College (MEC) Development Office. Friday, July 11th, Sonia will be honored as an Inspiring Woman by the WNBA’s New York Liberty on the floor of Madison Square Garden during the evening’s home game. In partnership with UPS, the New York Liberty’s “Inspiring Women” initiative “celebrates women who have demonstrated outstanding business leadership”. The program is a league-wide effort with teams across the country recognizing women who are making a tremendous impact in their local communities.

Accreditation of Business Programs At Medgar Evers College

June 23, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has granted conditional reaffirmation of accreditation to Medgar Evers College (MEC) of The City University of New York for its business programs. Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, President, received an official letter from ACBSP on May 19, 2014.

CSI to Host Benefit Night for Former Dolphin

June 23, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Recent College of Staten Island graduate and standout softball star Danielle Ponsiglione will be the guest of honor this week when she returns to the CSI diamond, but the multiple record holder and three-time CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year, is battling a new competitor, and many former teammates, family and friends will be on hand for a benefit game in her honor.

Clips of the Week

June 20, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/06/Magic-School-Bus-150×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Clips of the Week" title="Clips of the Week" style="float:right;" />Check out some of our reporters’ latest stories – including Ben Brody’s CNNMoney report about the return of "The Magic School Bus."

A New ‘Focus’ for The Nabe

June 20, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

A New ‘Focus’ for The NabeThe CUNY J-School has turned over The Nabe to Corner News Media, which will rename the hyperlocal news site “Fort Greene Focus.”

Two Guttman Students Receive Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Award

June 20, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On May 9, second-year Guttman students Alfajo Jallow and Tannya Luna received the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award for demonstrating extraordinary leadership at Guttman through academic and service-related activities during the 2013-2014 academic year. The awards ceremony took place on May 9in the Hall of Great Americans, located at The City College of New […]

Two Guttman Students Receive Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Award

June 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On May 9, second-year Guttman students Alfajo Jallow and Tannya Luna received the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award for demonstrating extraordinary leadership at Guttman through academic and service-related activities during the 2013-2014 academic year. The awards ceremony took place on May 9in the Hall of Great Americans, located at The City College of New […]

Prof. Cammett’s work cited in Salon article on the stigmatization of poor people by politicians

June 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a recent Salon article “The right’s despicable class war: Why they paint the poor as anti-American” by Elizabeth Stoker, the author extensively cites Professor Ann Cammett’s paper “Deadbeat Dads & Welfare Queens: How Metaphor Shapes Poverty Law”.

Film Premier: Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution

June 19, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is proud to present Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution. This compelling film, directed and produced by Bruce Paddington, is an epic documentary that highlights the revolutionary government of Grenada and the coup that brought about the assassination of leader Maurice Bishop.

Americas Film Festival of New York Debut ‘Huge Success’

June 19, 2014 | City College

Inaugural season for City College CWE cultural project draws 600 participants for four days of screenings, panels and events

Close to 600 people attended the inaugural Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). The four-day festival, June 2 – 5, presented feature-length and short films from 10 countries in the Western Hemisphere plus panels and other events. The event was a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE).

Five Guttman Students Receive Transfer Scholarship Awards for 2014

June 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman students Rosellie Minier, Daphney Oliveira, Kristine Anne Perez, Gabriela Rosario and Shomari Townsend are the recipients of the Guttman Transfer Scholarship, scheduled to be awarded for the first time this fall. All five have been accepted as transfer students into CUNY senior colleges including, Lehman, City, Hunter and Brooklyn College. More than half of […]

Academy of Retired Professors Awards Scholarship

June 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Academy of Retired Professors (ARP) celebrated the end of the academic year by awarding their second annual scholarship to Chandramauli Akidari, a School of Business student, triple majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Economics. Adikari, an international student who is a native of Sri Lanka, noted the many benefits that he has experienced at CSI, “The quality, unique standards, phenomenal tutoring services, and outstanding professors are making my career a safe ride in my life.” He thanked the professors for the honor of recognizing him with a scholarship and the financial relief that it will afford him while he pursues his dream to practice and teach accounting.

CUNY’s 2014 Valedictorians

June 17, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York celebrates the accomplishments of some of its most promising graduates, and in acknowledgement of their accolades, they have been selected as Class of 2014 Valedictorians for their respective campuses.

Prof. Soohoo on Protecting Incarcerated Youth from Sexual Violence

June 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Cynthia Soohoo was recently a guest on BrianLehrer.TV to discuss the importance of full implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) which protects incarcerated individuals from sexual violence.

Hanging Loose Press and Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Transation Announce Third Annual Award

June 17, 2014 | Queens College

Yves Henri Cloarec, who received his MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation from Queens College last month, worked hard to translate Dan Ma Peau (Inside My Own Skin) by French writer Guillaume de Fonclare into English.