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Archive for May, 2017

City Limits: CityViews: City is Trying to Build a Seamless System for Autistic Kids

May 26, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Back in the early 2000s, autistic children age 5-21 in New York City and elsewhere who were capable of grade level academic work were educated almost exclusively in segregated classrooms with other autistic children. Neighborhood public schools did not accept them – local schools didn’t have the resources, knowledge, training or expertise to meet these […]

Washington Post: A coding school where college grads train and work without spending a dime

May 26, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Right around this time last year, Edward Young was donning a cap and gown for graduation at St. John’s University in New York. He figured his bachelor’s degree in computer science would open doors to all sorts of tech jobs, but a few rounds of interviews proved otherwise. Scrolling through an employment website months later, […]

USA Today: Students who go to college full-time are more likely to graduate

May 19, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Most students at community colleges do not complete requirements for an associate degree or certificate. That’s a problem for America. If our country has an under-educated workforce, we collectively lose our edge in global competitiveness.  The individual costs are equally important. Students who do not attain their educational goals cannot take advantage of all that a […]

Queens Gazette: Van Bramer, Mellow Cut Ribbon On $15M Expansion Of LAGCC Library

May 19, 2017 | CUNY in the News

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow and Vice Chancellor of CUNY Judy Bergtraum to cut the ribbon on May 11 on the $15 million expansion of the LaGuardia Community College Library that more than doubled the size of the current library. “I am honored and proud to […]

Jewish Voice: Team Led by CCNY Analyzes Social Networking Behavior

May 19, 2017 | Science

New big-data analytics by a City College of New York-led team suggests that both an individual’s economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks.  The study could be useful in maximizing the effects of large-scale economic stimulus policies. A team led […]

City Limits: City View: As They Rally Around Rezonings, Planners Often ‘Plansplain’

May 19, 2017 | Books

On May 2, City Limits published an opinion piece by long-term New York City planner Sandy Hornick about Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan titled “Misconceptions Drive Opposition to de Blasio’s Housing Plan.” The essay argued that protesters at recent zoning hearings fundamentally misunderstand not only the mayor’s plan, but the very idea of planning itself. […]

Building Design + Construction: A New York-area community college adds new zest to its library

May 19, 2017 | CUNY in the News

A recent example is the $15 million, 21,000-sf expansion of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, N.Y., which debuted May 12. This library, with more than 650,000 visitors annually, is one of the campus’s most heavily used spaces, and its expansion “is long overdue,” says the college’s president Gail O. Mellow. https://www.bdcnetwork.com/new-york-area-community-college-adds-new-zest-its-library

LA Times: Nicholas Sand, creator of famous ‘Orange Sunshine’ LSD, dies at 75

May 19, 2017 | We Remember

Sands — who with fellow chemist Tim Scully created the legendary version of LSD known as “Orange Sunshine,” which hit the streets of San Francisco in 1967 — died April 24 at his home in the Northern California community of Lagunitas. He was 75 and had spoken the day before at a Psychedelic Science Conference […]

MNN: Young cowbirds don’t how they’re really cowbirds until they hear this special song

May 19, 2017 | Science

Cowbirds are famous, or rather infamous, for a particular breeding habit: they don’t raise their own chicks. Instead, they wait until other songbirds aren’t looking and lay an egg in the nest, letting another bird family do the heavy lifting of parenting. But if cowbird chicks are raised by other species, how do they know […]

The Jewish Star: Students at SKA earn top graduation honors

May 19, 2017 | Scholarship

Salutatorian: Sarah Meira Weissman Sarah Meira Weissman, Captain of the SKA Debate Team, Editor of the school Holocaust Journal, and a founder of the SKA Political Science Club, is a passionate advocate for individuals who have disabilities. She has worked with the national Yachad organization, was a recipient of a Yachad Fellowship in her Junior […]