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Archive for November, 2016

Wall Street Journal: Top Colleges in the New York City Area

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Columbia University tops the list of colleges and universities in the five boroughs of New York City, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The university, which ranks No. 3 nationally, leads New York schools when it comes to outcomes and resources, two categories that are weighted most in the WSJ/THE ranking. […]

NY Times: Trump’s Election? Some Students Are Too Busy to Worry

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

On a blustery afternoon this past week, the Atrium, a gathering place atLaGuardia Community College, arguably the most ethnically diverse college in the most ethnically diverse quarter of the world — western Queens — seemed especially worn. There was little light streaming in from the windows that overlook a small interior courtyard, the only suggestion […]

Wall Street Journal: Foster Youths Get Extra Help Making It Through College

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Foster Youths Get Extra Help Making It Through College After shuffling through three foster homes and three high schools, Araceli Zapien is relieved to have a college dorm room where she can settle in with her books, laptop and stuffed dog named Blu. It isn’t easy to get her homework done while waitressing for 16 […]

Bronx Times: Bronx resident to open bookstore after B&N closes

November 30, 2016 | Alumni

The Bronx may be losing a major retail bookstore, but that isn’t deterring one Bronx resident from starting a bookstore of her own. After last month’s announcement that the borough’s only Barnes & Noble would be replaced by a Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH at the end of the year, many are worried about the […]

Nieman Lab: ProPublica’s collaborative reporting experiment takes on widespread voter fraud

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

After president-elect Donald Trump falsely claimed on Twitter Sunday that “millions of people…voted illegally,” costing him the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, ProPublica took to his favorite social media platform to refute the claims. http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/11/propublicas-collaborative-reporting-experiment-takes-on-voter-fraud-and-finds-no-evidence-of-it/

Cancer Therapy Advisor: Developing microRNA Biomakers for Prostate Cancer

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

Worldwide, prostate cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in men. Early detection remains a challenge, however, as prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests remain controversial and imprecise, contributing to overtreatment. While prognostic and treat-outcome-predicting molecular biomarkers are available for other cancer types, similar tools have proven elusive for prostate cancer. Several research teams around the […]

Medical Xpress: Modern hunter-gatherers show value of exercise

November 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

This is everyday life for the Hadza, an indigenous ethnic group living around Lake Eyasi in East Africa and one of the last hunter-gatherer populations on Earth. The Hadza live a very different kind of lifestyle—and a very active one, engaging in significantly more physical activity than what is recommended by U.S. government standards. They […]

City Council hearing will investigate power plant emissions

November 22, 2016 | Science

The City Council is inviting the public to testify at a committee oversight hearing on power plants Monday. Nov. 28. For the first time, the Council’s Environmental Protection Committee will investigate the emissions that are produced by the city’s power plants, 70 percent of which are in Astoria and Long Island City which have the […]

Former TWICE Chief Steve Smith Elected To CT Hall Of Fame

November 21, 2016 | Alumni

Steve Smith, former editor in chief of TWICE and current editor at large, will be inducted into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame in November. http://www.twice.com/news/cta/former-twice-chief-steve-smith-elected-ct-hall-fame/61332

Tavakolian To Be Inducted Into Wrestling Hall Of Fame

November 21, 2016 | Alumni

From Iran to Great Neck to the White House, Hooman “Mo” Tavakolian’s career in the sport of wrestling has been an incredible journey that will culminate in his induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on April 28, 2017. Universally recognized as an integral force on the international wrestling scene, his global accomplishments—whether on […]