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Archive for March, 2017

Nature: Kenneth J. Arrow (1921-2017)

March 31, 2017 | We Remember

Kenneth Arrow was the doyen of economic theory during the second half of the twentieth century. His fundamental and diverse contributions — to fields including welfare economics, which aims to evaluate social welfare on the basis of individual choices or preferences — were founded on abstract reasoning and remarkably few elementary mathematical concepts.

NY Times: Fix the College Dropout Boom

March 30, 2017 | CUNY in the News

The college dropout phenomenon exacts a terrible price on American society. More than 25 percent of people in their 30s who have attended college at some point have no degree — neither a community-college degree nor a bachelor’s degree. They fare vastly worse in the job market than their counterparts who do graduate (despite all […]

CNBC: Brooklyn College student accepted to 110 medical school shares her study tips

March 30, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Applying to medical school is an intense and difficult process. Many students have trouble even getting accepted into one. But Chelsea Batista, a senior at CUNY Brooklyn, beat those odds. Batista has gotten offers from 11 medical schools so far, including Columbia, Einstein, NYU, Weill Cornell and Stony Brook. Most of these schools have an […]

Village Voice: Why the NEH and NEA Matter More Than Ever

March 30, 2017 | Uncategorized

In 1790, in the first ever State of the Union address, George Washington told Congress he understood that federal support of agriculture and commercial ventures across the nation needed no special defense. He wanted to insist, however, that the government give equally concrete encouragement to new inventions and “the promotion of science and literature.” Why? […]

CNN Money: This Coding School Will Pay You To Attend

March 30, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Don’t want to borrow to get the education you need to land a high-paying job? A coding bootcamp is now paying students to learn computer programming, rather than charging tuition — and guaranteeing them jobs when they graduate. The Virginia-based company, called Revature, is setting up classrooms at college campuses around the country and recruiting […]

Yale News: Focusing on grains, researchers solve a mystery of rivers’ flow

March 30, 2017 | Science

Taking a simpler approach to a complex problem, Yale researchers have an answer for why large grains move more easily than smaller ones when driven by fluid flow along a riverbed — a question that has confounded scientists for decades. Much of the natural world is shaped by flowing water that moves sediment, sand, pebbles, […]

Philly: Two Philly writers win prestigious $50,000 national award

March 30, 2017 | Alumni

Philadelphia writers Simone White and James Ijames are among 10 writers “of exceptional promise” named Wednesday night as recipients of the prestigious national $50,000 Whiting Award. The prize is given each year by the Whiting Foundation of Brooklyn to promising writers in diverse literary genres, including poetry, fiction, and drama.

NY Times: Back Channel to Trump: Loyal Aide in Trump Tower Acts as Gatekeeper

March 30, 2017 | Alumni

“Hey Rhona!” Donald J. Trump screamed from behind his desk on the 26th floor of Trump Tower one day last summer, before he won the presidency. Moments later, Rhona Graff, Mr. Trump’s longtime executive assistant, popped in from her adjacent corner office. “How long have you worked for me, Rhona?” Mr. Trump asked. “A couple […]

NY Times: At College, a Guided Path on Which to Find Oneself

March 28, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Very strong op-ed piece about the need to provide more structure, not flexibility, for college students to help retention and graduation rates, prominently featuring Guttman and its 44% three-year graduation— nearly triple the rate of similar colleges nationwide.

Broadway World: CUNY Dance Initiative announces 2017-18 Residency Artists

March 28, 2017 | CUNY in the News

The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), an unprecedented model for collaboration between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City dance field, announces its 2017-18 resident artists. From July 2017 to June 2018, thirteen CUNY colleges in all five boroughs will host 24 residencies, offering studio and stage time to New York […]