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Archive for December, 2016

FOX 5: CUNY students journalists tracking hate incidents

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Since Election Day, the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force has seen an increase in the number of reported hate crimes, including one against one of their own officers of Muslim faith. CUNY Professor Jere Hester, the news director at the Graduate School of Journalism, says one way to keep attention on hate […]

NY Times: First Crop of Foreign Entrepreneurs Setting Up Shop at CUNY

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Gabor Tankovics was checking off the boxes for his New York City tech start-up this past spring. Investors. Advisers. Users. But one box was still noticeably blank: Visa. “I really felt like, ‘O.K., I am at the stage where things are starting to work out,’” said Mr. Tankovics, 33, a native of Hungary. “At the […]

NY Law Journal: Flat Enrollment Overall Masks Wide Swings Among Programs

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

The number of first-year law students nationwide increased this fall—albeit slightly—for the first time since 2010, when word of a bleak entry-level job market and skyrocketing tuition turned off many potential applicants. Some 36 additional law students showed up on American Bar Association-accredited campuses this year, for a total of 37,107, meaning new enrollment was […]

Live Science: Time of Death Check the Body’s “Necrobiome”

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

It’s a line you’ll hear in almost any crime show after someone finds the body — the detective turns to the medical examiner and asks, “Time of death?” But in real life, medical examiners don’t have a very precise method for figuring out how long ago someone died. Now, researchers say they could use the […]

Wall Street Journal: Harold Ehrlich Built Name on Wall Street With Fearless Forecasts

December 28, 2016 | We Remember

As a Wall Street economist and fund manager, Harold Ehrlich was known for sending out his Fearless Forecasts. He always closed with the same proviso: “I reserve the right to be wrong.” Newspaper writers liked to quote his unhedged remarks. In October 1979, Dr. Ehrlich told The Wall Street Journal he wasn’t ready to join […]

NY Times: New York Today: Lee Gabay, a New Yorker of the year

December 28, 2016 | Alumni

“Before we go on, I want to congratulate you on finishing a book,” Lee Gabay told his students. “That’s a beautiful thing you did today.” Mr. Gabay, an English teacher at Brooklyn Democracy Academy in the Brownsville section of the borough, was finishing a lecture on John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/nyregion/new-york-todays-new-yorkers-of-the-year-lee-gabay.html

PhilStar Global: Dogs can make you feel better

December 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

Daddy, I want a dog.” How often have we heard our kids tell us to get them a pet dog? And if you think that owning a dog is more of an inconvenience rather than a plus in your life, then think again. According to noted pet expert Dr. Diane Pomerance, the benefits of owning […]

NY Times: A Dream That Survived Life in a War Zone…

December 28, 2016 | Alumni

Idi Diallo started playing soccer when he was 5, living in a small Ivory Coast village, kicking a ball on his family farm through two rocks that served as the goal. Even as he played, he could see troops fighting in the distance and hear gunfire ringing out in the civil wars that raged through […]

Quartz: The US pays a price for keeping immigrants underemployed

December 28, 2016 | Science

US president-elect Donald Trump pledged to get America’s economy growing by 4% a year. Legalizing unauthorized immigrants would take him a long way toward that goal. Undocumented workers generate 3% of US GDP, or $5 trillion over 10 years, according to a new analysis from two economists at Queens College in New York. If the […]

New York Amsterdam News: Hunter College wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship

December 22, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Scholarship

Hunter College student Faiza Masood, Class of 2017, has been selected as a recipient of one of the most prestigious academic honors, the Marshall Scholarship. She is one of only two students in New York State to receive the Marshall this year, and the first from Hunter College. The Marshall Scholarship, which provides for graduate […]