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Archive for May, 2016

Daily News: The Power Broker

May 25, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

He bounds into the back seat of his black Mercedes S550 sedan, tricked out with custom, chocolate-brown leather interior. His driver, Douglas, pulls into the heavy traffic, and Gomes hits the button to lower the passenger-window privacy shade, then the window, and thrusts his smooth head fully out into the cold damp May air, like […]

NY Times: University of Miami Establishes Chair for Study of Atheism

May 25, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

With an increasing number of Americans leaving religion behind, theUniversity of Miami received a donation in late April from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is the nation’s first academic chair “for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.”

HuffPost: ‘The Assistants,’ A Conversation with Camille Perri

May 25, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Camille Perri was a books editor for Cosmopolitan and Esquire magazines and has also been a reference librarian. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from NYU and a Master of Library Science degree from Queens College. She wrote the first draft of The Assistants while working as the Assistant to the Editor in Chief […]

First Post: How a young IT minister is transforming Hyderabad into a global business…

May 25, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao (KT Rama Rao), popularly known as KTR, is the Minister of Information Technology, Government of Telangana. The 40-year old minister is the son of first and current Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekhar Rao. But this is not a feature on nepotism or a political opinion on KTR’s performance. It’s about […]

New York Amsterdam News: Passionate political activist Ramon Jimenez dead at 67

May 24, 2016 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

As activists gather to celebrate what would be Malcolm X’s 91st birthday, we are reminded of the recent passing of Ramon Jimenez. Jimenez, a voice for the voiceless and an outspoken member of the Green Party, died Tuesday of prostate cancer. He was 67. Never one to hide his political beliefs or cower at the […]

NY Observer: My Penance and Discovering That I’m Human

May 24, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

As a US Marine during the First Gulf War, I advanced with troops ahead of the main offensive. As an FBI undercover agent, I infiltrated the dangerous criminal underworld to provide justice for victims and make our country safer. As a Member of Congress, I took a leading role in helping the victims of the […]

UPI: Family rejection triples risk for suicide attempts by transgender people: Study

May 24, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Transgender people can face big difficulties, but a new study shows their journey is made much harder when family members reject them. The researchers found that risks for attempting suicide more than tripled for transgender adults who experienced a “high level” of familial rejection. The risk for alcohol or drug abuse also rose much higher […]

HuffPost: Tony Allen

May 24, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Tony Allen is the founding president of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League and a senior executive at the Bank of America, where he leads the Corporate Reputation group in Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Bank of America.

Riverdale Press: Hunter College graduate wins Urban Fellowship

May 24, 2016 | CUNY in the News

A Kingsbridge resident whose parents live in Riverdale has been selected for the NYC Urban Fellows Program for 2016-17. Thomas Rachko, Jr. of Hunter College’s class of 2015 will begin a nine-month fellowship at the mayor’s office and city agencies in September. He also will engage in an intensive seminar series that explores current urban […]

Patch: Chatham Professor Earns Distinguished Fulbright Award

May 24, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Scholarship

Chatham’s Aloke “Al” Ghosh is a very smart man. Now he’ll have the opportunity to share his knowledge with students around the world.