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Archive for 2017

Politico: CUNY celebrates first graduate from new program

July 6, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Piotr Tandek recently graduated John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan with a bachelor’s degree that he completed in two years.

The Telegraph: On this day in 1953: The execution of Soviet spies…

June 20, 2017 | Alumni

Julius got a job as a civilian engineer with the US Army Signal Corps, and he and Ethel then started a clandestine career in espionage, passing military secrets to the USSR. They struck gold when Ethel’s brother, David Greenglass (another member of the Young Communist League), took up an appointment as a machinist with the Manhattan […]

The Globe and Mail: Animal Alchemy

June 20, 2017 | Alumni

Beneath a derelict Zellers on the outskirts of Halifax, Johnston Foster wraps a piece of yellow outdoor extension cord around a honeybee the size of a football. He bolts it in place with the high-pitched buzz of a screw gun and perches it with the swarm: 102 other giant bees made of ribbed PVC drain […]

The Federalist: Art Continues To Transcend Politics, If You Know How To Look

June 20, 2017 | Alumni

“It’s called dabbing,” the boy explained, his right arm pointed, elbow-out. We were standing in front of Gilbert Stuart’s 1782 painting “The Skater,” stop three on my museum tour. After carefully looking and sharing observations and impressions, the group of sixth graders sketched in their artist journals how they would want their portrait painted, clothing […]

Jazz Police: Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey, and Billie

June 20, 2017 | CUNY in the News

On Saturday May 6, 2017, the On Stage at Kingsborough series presented a stellar show, Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey, & Billie, starring exciting chanteuse Natalie Douglas, at the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center at Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College. Natalie is a recording artist who has performed to rave reviews all over the world, […]

Artsy: America’s Most Expensive Artist is Latinx but No One Knows It

June 20, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Last month, Jean-Michel Basquiat set the record for a work sold by any American artist (next in line is Andy Warhol), and left the art world buzzing when his dynamic painting from 1982 sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s. Basquiat is almost exclusively referred to as a black American artist, although his father, Gérard Basquiat, […]

NY Daily News: Citizenship NOW! Meet our call-in volunteers

June 20, 2017 | CUNY in the News

This Monday marks the 15th annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship Now! Call-in, where hundreds of volunteers will be on hand to answer people’s questions about green cards and naturalization. The program provides free and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. For an entire week, our diverse group […]

PR UNDERGROUND: Family ReEntry’s Medina Recognized as Top Executive

June 13, 2017 | Alumni

Medina is the Director of Domestic Violence Programs & Grant Development at Family ReEntry, the Bridgeport-headquartered nonprofit leader that assists families affected by the criminal justice system. “Nobody deserves this award more than Angela,” Jeff Grant, Executive Director of Family ReEntry, praised. “We could not be more proud. Here at Family ReEntry, we know what […]

FILM JOURNAL: ‘No Dress Code Required’ follows the quest of two men to marry in Mexicali

June 13, 2017 | Alumni

Cristina Herrera Borquez’s documentary No Dress Code Required is a love story, although it does not begin with love at first sight. The couple, Victor and Fernando, were in a bar. Victor sent Fernando a beer, but he refused it. Victor’s hair was a mess. Fernando is a hairdresser. Victor was skinny and he had […]

ESSENCE: How Filmmaker Naima Ramos-Chapman Used Kickstarter to Fund Her Poignant Debut Short Film

June 13, 2017 | Alumni

Naima Ramos-Chapman didn’t plan on becoming a filmmaker. The Brooklyn College grad was participating in an acting apprenticeship at The Barrow Group when she became increasingly frustrated with the types of roles she auditioning for. “I was really dissatisfied with the material I’d go in for: crackhead, femme fatale, sexy alien lady…really wack sh-t.” Instead […]