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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.

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 […]

Next City: Startup Incubator Helps College Students…

June 13, 2017 | CUNY in the News

The incubator has launched over 100 startups, in tech, social impact and hardware. City College of New York is home to about 16,000 students, 68 percent of whom are low-income. Thirty-two percent of the student body is Hispanic, 22 percent African-American, 22 percent Asian, and 24 percent white. https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/startup-incubator-helps-college-students-on-path-to-entrepreneurship

NY Times: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

June 13, 2017 | CUNY in the News

n 1957, Frank Lloyd Wright, 90 and still tirelessly hawking himself as America’s greatest architect, sat for a television interview with a young, chain-smoking Mike Wallace. Does New York’s skyline excite him, Wallace asks. “It does not,” Wright says. “Because it never was planned – it’s all a race for rent, and it is a […]

PV Magazine: New York public housing solar…

June 13, 2017 | CUNY in the News

As the nation’s most densely populated metropolis, New York City is a particularly challenging place to deploy both solar PV and battery storage. PV is challenged not only by shading issues, but by fire codes which require significant set-backs from the edge of buildings with flat roofs. But if anything, the challenges with batteries are […]

Education Dive: CUNY wants more oversight of foundations

June 13, 2017 | CUNY in the News

The City University of New York hopes to enact stricter oversight over affiliated nonprofit foundations after inquiries by investigators, including a federal investigation into how the City College of New York handled federal research funds and personal expenses, according to the New York Times.   http://www.educationdive.com/news/cuny-wants-more-oversight-of-foundations/444638/

The New York Times: Ending the Curse of Remedial Math

June 12, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Can you simplify this square root?” Erica Fells asks her class, and hands wave in the air. All but one of the students believe that it’s impossible to do so. The dissenter, Leslie Alcantara, lays out her argument. “What do the rest of you think of Leslie’s reasoning?” Ms. Fells asks, and after some back-and-forth, […]

The New York Times: How CUNY Became Poetry U.

June 2, 2017 | CUNY in the News

The City University of New York is many things. It is vast. It is accessible to students without a lot of money. It is exceptionally diverse. It is not, however, particularly fancy, the kind of place that oozes exclusivity or prestige. And yet CUNY is home to a surprising number of extremely accomplished, recognized — […]