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Archive for January, 2017

NPR: Students Stranded Worldwide by Trump Order

January 31, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Saira Rafiee boarded a plane in Tehran this weekend on her way to New York. She had been visiting family in Iran and needed to get back to the U.S. in time for classes at City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where she is a Ph.D. student in political science. But, as a result […]

NY Times: College Success for all

January 30, 2017 | CUNY in the News, Science

Readers offer perspectives on how low-income young people can be helped to finish college. To the Editor: Re “America’s Great Working-Class Colleges” (column, Jan. 22): David Leonhardt calls attention to new research that shows the important role that working-class colleges play in helping graduates prosper and succeed. More than half the students who enter these […]

Hechinger Report: Remedial classes are a huge stumbling block…

January 30, 2017 | CUNY in the News

het Jordan stood in front of his class at Guttman Community College dressed in black skinny jeans and a bowler hat, sipping coffee. He took a straw poll of his students: How many of you know that this school doesn’t place students in not-for-credit remedial classes? The answer surprised him. Not only were the six […]

Chronicle of Higher Education: New Study Charts Recent Proliferation of Faculty Unions

January 30, 2017 | CUNY in the News, Science

The number of faculty unions at the nation’s colleges has surged, with most of the growth the result of efforts by the Service Employees International Union to organize private colleges’ non-tenure-track instructors, a new study has found. In the first nine months of 2016 alone, the National Labor Relations Board certified 20 new collective-bargaining units […]

Huffington Post: Civil Rights Organizations Urge Muslims To Get To Know Their Rights

January 30, 2017 | CUNY in the News

President Donald Trump is getting one step closer to fulfilling his controversial Muslim ban with an executive order that will restrict Muslim immigration and deny visas to people from countries his administration deems high-risk. The document, which could still be amended before it’s signed, targets citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen […]

Times Record: Crackdown could hurt work forces

January 30, 2017 | Science

Abigail Alvarado has spent most of her 5 1/2 years in the U.S. on assembly lines preparing the frozen pizzas and packaged sandwiches shoppers find in their grocery stores. Until recently, the 26-year-old hadn’t feared being sent back to her native Veracruz, Mexico. But the incoming Trump administration has her worried a crackdown is coming […]

Real Clear: Trump Can Debunk Alleged College “Rape Culture”

January 30, 2017 | Books

Due process protections for the accused in campus cases alleging sexual assault have been under attack for decades. In the guise of enforcing Title IX—a 1972 federal law prohibiting educational institutions that receive federal funds from discriminating on the basis of sex—the Obama administration intensified the attack.

Jerusalem Post: Top Jewish Officials in Trump’s Administration

January 30, 2017 | Alumni

Trump’s Orthodox son-in law is serving as a senior adviser to the president. Kushner, the 36-year-old scion of a prominent real estate family from New Jersey, will not receive a salary and will focus on the Middle East and Israel as well as partnerships with the private sector and free trade, according to The New […]

Washington Post: Bernard Redmont, award winning foreign correspondent, dies at 98

January 30, 2017 | We Remember

Bernard Redmont, an award-winning foreign correspondent who covered Leon Trotsky’s assassination in Mexico, Juan Perón’s dictatorship in Argentina, the Six-Day War in the Middle East and the Vietnam War peace talks in Paris, and who made news himself when he was publicly smeared during the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, died Jan. 23 in […]

City Lab: New York City Has Been Zoned To Segregate

January 27, 2017 | Books, CUNY in the News

New York City is often romanticized as a mecca of multicultural urban living. But as diverse as it is, residents from very different backgrounds don’t often live in the same neighborhoods. In fact, New York is in second place after Milwaukee as far as black-white segregation goes. Today, historical color lines are being redrawn through […]