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AUTOSTRADDLE.COM: In Conversation With Sarah Schulman: “They’re Being Taught That Control Is Freedom”

June 13, 2017 | Books

Sarah Schulman’s Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair landed in my mailbox last winter, sent by the publisher, and I promptly shelved it, asserting that the last thing I needed in my life was somebody telling me that any abuse I’d personally experienced in my relationships or community was […]

DAILY NEWS ONLINE: Rural ride share: Can smaller communities sustain the smartphone service?

June 13, 2017 | Science

It’s official: ride sharing is coming to the area. Politicians rejoice the long-awaited service that can bring a car to your feet with just a few taps on your smartphone. But in an area like the GLOW region — whose four-county population is less than the City of Buffalo and just greater than the City […]

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 — […]

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, […]