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NY Times on CUNY’s engines of access

March 20, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Twenty-thousand new students arrived at public community colleges in New York City last fall only to be told they were not ready for college-level work. Instead, they were placed in remedial classes to complete the preparation they were supposed to have received in high school. But for a significant portion of these students, remedial courses […]

Times Ledger: LaGuardia Community College president wins prestigious education award

March 17, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Dr. Gail Mellow, the president of LaGuardia Community College, won the 2017 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence Monday, one of the most prestigious awards in American academia. Named in honor of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the former president of the University of Notre Dame and a world-renowned educator and humanitarian, the award recognizes […]

NY Times: He Didn’t Like ‘Homeland’, Now He’s Advising It

March 15, 2017 | CUNY in the News

A sharply dressed lawyer represented his Muslim-American clients before a three-judge panel in New York recently, claiming that because federal authorities tried to coerce them into becoming informants, they had the right to receive monetary damages. The argument took place in a federal appeals court in Manhattan, before a gallery of a few dozen people. […]

NY Times: Helen Marshall, former Queens borough president, dies aged 87

March 8, 2017 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

Helen M. Marshall, a New York Democrat who was the first African-American to be elected Queens borough president, died on Saturday in California. She was 87. Her former chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, confirmed the death. Ms. Marshall, who served three terms as borough president starting in 2001, was remembered on Saturday as a champion […]

PHYS.ORG: Team develops sustainable, high energy density battery

March 6, 2017 | CUNY in the News, Science

Researchers at The City College of New York-based CUNY Energy Institute announce the development of a novel low cost, rechargeable, high energy density battery that makes the widespread use of solar and wind power possible in the future. It is based on manganese dioxide (MnO2), an abundant, safe and non-toxic material. In a paper in […]

Ed Trust: John B. King Jr. to Serve ad President and CEO of the Education Trust

March 6, 2017 | CUNY in the News

David V. Britt, chairman of the Board of Directors of The Education Trust, announced today that John B. King Jr., who served as secretary of education under President Barack Obama, has been unanimously selected by the board to assume the role of president and CEO. “Over its 25-year history, The Education Trust has been a […]

NY Daily News: New $1M scholarship program offers low-income kids free education

March 3, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Striving city students from low-income families will get a world-class college education for free, thanks to a new $1 million scholarship program announced at Queens College Wednesday. The Give Something Back scholarship gifted to Queens College by philanthropist Robert Carr will give 50 deserving kids a full ride at Queens College in the major of […]

NY Times: Lights, Camera, Color: New Film School Focuses on Industry’s Diversity

February 28, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Amanda Reyes was auditioning for her umpteenth acting role in New York City recently when the casting director asked her to “be more ghetto.” It was nothing new. She had worked for several years in Los Angeles, and the acting parts for Latinas were for teenage moms, gang bangers and hustlers — never the protagonist […]

PHYS.ORG: Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life

February 28, 2017 | CUNY in the News, Science

Fossil hunters have found part of an ancient primate jawbone related to lemurs—the primitive primate group distantly connected to monkeys, apes and humans, a USC researcher said. Biren Patel, an associate professor of clinical cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been digging for fossils in a paleontologically rich area […]

NY Times: The Forgotten Legacy of Herbert Lehman

February 27, 2017 | CUNY in the News

On election night 1928, after his first campaign for public office, Herbert H. Lehman and his wife left a note on their bedroom door for their children: “Don’t wake us. Daddy has been beaten, but he doesn’t feel badly.” Mr. Lehman awoke a few hours later to discover that, in fact, he had been elected […]