Archive for October, 2013

Guttman Students Launch College’s First Campus Newspaper

October 31, 2013 | Academics, Student Feature

Since last year, a group of enthusiastic Guttman second-year students have worked alongside English Instructor, Chet Jordan, to design and launch the College’s first campus newspaper, “FastTimes N.Y.C”.  The goal of FastTimes N.Y.C is to provide a platform for all students — those who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism as well as […]

Community Days Focus on Climate Change and Public Service

October 30, 2013 | Academics, Community Service

The fall semester’s Community Days focused on climate change as a central theme. On October 22, six concurrent workshops provided students opportunities to participate in interactive sessions and to meet experts and advocates to learn about a broad range of topics, including transportation options, recycling and the science behind climate change. Tara DePorte, Founder and […]

New Report on Guttman’s Instructional Teams

October 25, 2013 | Academics, Publication, Research

Instructional Teams at Guttman Community College: Building a Learning Community of Students, Faculty, and Staff by Alexandra Weinbaum, Camille Rodríguez and Nan Bauer-Maglin has just been published. This briefing paper examines the instructional team experience during the inaugural year of the college (2012–2013). A key feature of Guttman Community College’s model is the mandatory full-time first […]

Students Get Firsthand Look at City Budgeting Process

October 24, 2013 | Academics

On October 22, students from Dr. Larian Angelo’s Fall I class, The Politics of New York City, were given a firsthand opportunity to learn the workings of the city’s budgeting process by visiting the City Council Finance Division. Jeff Rodus, First Deputy Director, and John Russell, Senior Financial Analyst, provided an overview of the capital […]

Guttman SGA President to Serve in University Student Senate

October 22, 2013 | Student Feature

On October 20 Guttman second-year student Alfajo Jallow was voted in as the Vice Chair for International Student Affairs for the University Student Senate (USS) of the City University of New York. Founded in 1972, USS is the official governance organization that represents the interests of all CUNY students. Chairpersons of the USS represent CUNY […]

Guttman Kicks Off Participation in CUNY Campaign 2013

October 18, 2013 | Advancement

Guttman Community College officially kicks off its participation in the 2013 CUNY Campaign on October 24 in the Atrium from 12:00-2:00 p.m. The CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving is a long-standing CUNY tradition now in its 30th year and is the University’s annual charitable fundraising drive. It takes place throughout the City University of […]

Guttman Professor Gives Plenary Talk at Harvard Graduate School of Education

October 16, 2013 | Academics, Research

Professor Nicola Blake was the plenary speaker at the Pathways to Prosperity Network Institute, a joint initiative of Jobs for the Future and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The three-day conference, held on October 2-4, 2013, brought together state and regional leadership teams and stakeholders from the private sector to gain insight into in […]

Lumina Foundation President Praises Guttman for Innovative Leadership

October 15, 2013 | Advancement, In the Media

Jamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, discussed Guttman Community College as a good example of change-oriented institutional leadership in his keynote address, Can We Win the Global Access Challenge?, at the Inaugural World Congress on Access to Postsecondary Education, October 7, Montreal, Canada. Read Jamie P. Merisotis’s full talk. Lumina Foundation is providing […]

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) Recognizes Two Guttman Initiatives

October 9, 2013 | Academics, Community Service, In the Media

Guttman Community College recently received recognition from The Democracy Commitment (TDC), a national initiative providing a platform for the development and expansion of community college programs, projects and curricula to engage students in civic learning and democratic practice across the country. Two Guttman Community programs were featured: Trending News Update, a forum for Guttman students […]

Visit to High Line Park Offers Instructive Lessons in Urban Sustainability

October 9, 2013 | Academics

On October 7 Ms. Katie Wilson, Dr. Karla Fuller, Tracy Daraviras, and Nicola Blake took approximately 75 Guttman Community College first-year students on a field trip to explore the High Line as part of their City Seminar I course. This public park is built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on […]

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