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Public meeting of the Board of Trustees

September 29, 2014 | Uncategorized

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, September 29, 2014.

Food to Feed a Burgeoning 19th-Century New York

September 24, 2014 | Book Beat

In Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York, Cindy Lobel, an assistant history professor at Lehman College, serves up a richly detailed account of the origins of the food industry in a century that brought enormous changes to the city’s cultural, social and political life. Deftly written, with fine illustrations, Lobel’s cultural history takes us on a fascinating tour of the foodways, describing the farms and markets that supplied the kitchens of the burgeoning city. Lobel also explains how the explosion of restaurants — from posh dining rooms to sixpenny eating houses — helped establish New York’s roots as the world’s greatest culinary center.

Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees

September 23, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, September 23, 2014.

Warren and Krugman on Public Policy Issues

September 23, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

The crushing indebtedness of college students and their parents — fueled by the virtually unrestricted federal PLUS program that ties borrowing to an escalating “cost of attendance” set by the colleges —is yet another burden to the ailing middle class, says U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Public or private, few colleges offer a nationally recognized option for academic value and affordability such as the package offered at CUNY, where 6 of 10 undergraduates attend tuition free, and 80 percent graduate debt free. At an event moderated by Janet Gornick, professor of political science and director of the Luxembourg Income Study Center at the Graduate Center, Warren was joined by Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman to discuss public policy issues affecting those earning lower incomes, including student-loan refinancing, bankruptcy protection and minimum wage reform.

Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs

September 9, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, September 8, 2014.

Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration

September 9, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, September 8, 2014.

Committee on Fiscal Affairs

September 9, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, September 8, 2014.

Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management

September 9, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings, Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, September 8, 2014.

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees

September 9, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, September 8, 2014.

Nixon’s Legacy Strapped in Tape

September 3, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

“We now know he probably should have burned” all the tapes. “It would have looked better,” says author Douglas Brinkley, referring to the recordings President Richard M. Nixon had made in his White House years. Speaking at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, the best-selling author of The Nixon Tapes, 1971-72, which includes the largest set of tape transcriptions yet published, says the president “thought they would have huge historical value,” outweighing any concerns for secrecy. The tapes played a pivotal role in his downfall, and the transcripts provide additional insight into both the president’s paranoia and his flawed political genius.