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Archive for June, 2016

POLITICO: Rangel to raise money for City College after leaving Congress

June 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News

After he completes his 23rd and final term in Congress, Rep. Charlie Rangel plans to raise funds for the City College of New York. He said Tuesday in Harlem that he would be “raising money for scholarships” at the college. “I talk a lot, and now I can have them pay the City College if […]

Riverdale Press: Crown jewel of CUNYAC gets upgrade

June 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Last season was one to remember for the Lehman Lightning men’s and women’s basketball programs. After rolling through their respective regular seasons, both teams wound up winning the City University of New York athletic Conference (CUNYAC) regular-season titles with each earning the top seed for the CUNYAC Tournament.,60194

Forbes: America’s richest real estate family…

June 29, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

This story appears in the July 26, 2016 issue of Forbes. Subscribe Once New York’s biggest landlord, Sol Goldman’s legacy lives on. You can see it in the city’s skyline (particularly over on Madison Avenue between 37th and 84th streets, large parts of which his heirs still own). Or go downtown to the courtroom and dig […]

Daily News: Queens teacher helps English learning kids win Science Olympiad

June 29, 2016 | Alumni

Ten years ago, when science teacher Krishna Mahabir set out to revive a nearly obsolete school tradition, he took an unconventional approach. Mahabir, a veteran of Grover Cleveland High School in Queens, reached out to the school’s large group of English Language Learners to compete in the NYS Science Olympiad competition.

Haaretz: 1910: Prodigy Who Rejected Family’s Highbrow Music…

June 29, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

June 29, 1910, is the birthdate of Frank Loesser, one of the greatest creative talents the American musical theater has known. An autodidact, Loesser went from providing lyrics to individual songs and then to entire plays (“Guys and Dolls,” in 1950), to writing both words and music (the 1952 movie “Hans Christian Andersen”). Eventually, he […]

Washington Post: Stanley Meisler, globe-trotting foreign correspondent, dies at 85

June 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

Stanley Meisler, a reporter who chronicled foreign affairs in posts from Nairobi to the United Nations for the Los Angeles Times, and who later turned his journalistic curiosity to the history of 20th-century art, died June 26 at a hospital in Washington. He was 85. The cause was cardiac arrest, said his son Joshua Meisler. […]

The Press Democrat: Santa Rosa feminist, teacher Sylvia Sucher dies at 103

June 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Learning never stopped for Sylvia Sucher, nor did teaching. The Brooklyn native, whose 104th birthday would have come next month, retired from the classroom long ago but continued the journey of education though avenues that included her pioneer role in the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide at Sonoma State University. “Many […]

NY Times: Corporate Fraud Demands Criminal Time

June 29, 2016 | Books, CUNY in the News

WE’RE now getting an idea of just how expensive breaking the law can be. Ten years after Volkswagen executives first decided to cheat emissions tests on some of their diesel models, the company has agreed to pay almost $15 billion to settle claims in the United States. Volkswagen still faces state and federal criminal investigations […]

POLITICO: CUNY board approves union contracts

June 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

City University’s Board of Trustees approved collective bargaining agreements with its unions at a meeting Monday night. The tentative contracts with the Professional Staff Congress and District Council 37 would provide compounded, retroactive raises of just over 10 percent since the contracts expired in 2010 and 2009, respectively. CUNY announced its deal with DC37 on […]

Norwood News: CUNY J School Gets $1M Infusion for Expanded Journalism

June 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

The CUNY School of Journalism, which oversees the Center for Community & Ethnic Media (CCEM), announced a $1 million grant aimed at offering continuing education workshops to the city’s trove of journalists covering community news with scant resources