Archive for April, 2013

CUNY Receives $25 Million from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation

April 29, 2013 | Advancement

Foundation’s Largest Gift Endows Community College Programs and Transfer Scholarships The City University of New York has received a $25 million gift from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation to support The New Community College at CUNY and two other community college initiatives to boost student retention and graduation rates.  In honor of the gift, […]

Author Jean Kwok Meets with NCC Students

April 26, 2013 | Student Event

(New York, NY):  On April 24, Jean Kwok, author of Girl in Translation, visited The NCC to speak with students who are currently reading her novel in Composition I, a semester-long course focused on the theme of immigration. The novel chronicles the immigration of a young girl, Kim, and her mother from Hong Kong to […]

President Evenbeck Discusses NCC on Gates Foundation Blog

April 26, 2013 | President's Office

President Scott E. Evenbeck discusses The New Community College at CUNY on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Impatient Optimists blog. Click here to read the blog. 

NCC Students Distribute Books in the Rockaways for World Book Night U.S.

April 24, 2013 | Community Service

On April 23, 2013, a group of New Community College at CUNY’s first-year students participated in World Book Night U.S., an ambitious campaign to give free, specially-printed books to light or non-readers across America. NCC student volunteers promoted reading by handing out free copies of four different books in the late afternoon at the Rockaway […]

Case Study Published about Creation of The New Community College at CUNY

April 22, 2013 | Publication

(New York, NY): The New Community College at CUNY (NCC) announces the publication of a case study with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation–Rethinking Community College for the 21st Century. The report describes how The NCC was developed from its initial planning in 2008 to its opening in August 2012 with the goal […]

NCC Students Visit New York State Supreme Court Judge

April 16, 2013 | Student Event

On Tuesday, April 9, members of the New Community College’s Ethnographies of Work II class visited New York State Supreme Court to meet with Justice Eduardo Padró. Accompanied by José Luis Morín, NCC’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who helped organize the trip, the 14 NCC students had a unique opportunity to experience […]

NCC’s Community Days to Focus on Immigration and Public Service

April 16, 2013 | Student Event

The spring semester’s Community Days will focus on immigration as a central theme and be held on two consecutive days during New York’s Immigrant Heritage Week (April 17-24). On April 17 Community Day Workshops will offer students opportunities to participate in interactive sessions and meet experts and advocates to learn about a broad range of […]

NCC Observes National Poetry Month

April 12, 2013 | Student Event

The New Community College celebrates National Poetry Month with educational and entertaining events to recognize the importance and excitement of poetry and to build community through poetic expression. The Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month in 1996 as a month-long, national celebration of poetry to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in […]

NCC to Host Citizenship NOW!

April 10, 2013 | Events

The New Community College at CUNY will host the 11th annual Citizenship NOW! immigration hotline April 22-26. Co-sponsored by The New York Daily News and the City University of New York (CUNY), the hotline provides free and confidential citizenship and immigration information to thousands of callers. To learn more about the Citizenship NOW! call-in event, […]

NCC Provost is Guest Editor of CENTRO Journal

April 5, 2013 | Publication

José Luis Morín, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and at The New Community College at CUNY, is the Guest Editor of CENTRO Journal’s fall 2012 edition and author of the introduction, “The Social Condition of Stateside Puerto Ricans: Critical Needs and Public Policy Implications.” An underlying theme featured throughout the new special issue […]

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