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  • A Grandson’s Portrait of a Political Pioneer

    January 9, 2019 | Book Beat, Brooklyn College

    Thirty years after emigrating from the British West Indies in 1915, Bertram L. Baker became the first black person ever elected to office in Brooklyn. Baker was a pioneering state legislator, city power broker and leader of social justice causes with a national impact. In “Boss of Black Brooklyn,” his grandson, Brooklyn College journalism professor Ron Howell, tells the story of Baker’s rise during a fascinating era of black history in New York and the nation.

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  • Dr. Rudy Crew in conversation with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

    December 26, 2018 | Conversations at Medgar, Medgar Evers College

    On December 17, 2018, Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudy Crew sat down with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Together they discuss education in the 21st century, how theory meets practice, and where we are failing our students. Their conversation also touches on possible solutions, including a cultural shift towards educating the whole child, leveraging technology, and replicating programs in other cities and countries that have proven to be successful.

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  • President Dr. Rudy Crew meets with Former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe

    December 20, 2018 | Conversations at Medgar, Medgar Evers College

    On December 11, 2018, Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudy Crew sat down with former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe. On the 60th anniversary of Chinua Achebe’s classic novel, Things Fall Apart, they discuss the enduring qualities and lasting impact of his seminal work. Their conversation touches on how the struggle for liberation and education equality in Africa mirrors the struggles of African-Americans in the United States.

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  • Digging Deep for Ancient Graffiti

    December 12, 2018 | Book Beat, Brooklyn College

    Brooklyn College history professor Karen Stern has spent the past decade shining a searchlight on the writings and drawings that have been found on the walls, passages and doorways of sites throughout the ancient world. In her new book, “Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity,” she reveals new clues about the lives of ordinary Jews nearly 2,000 years ago.

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  • Meeting of the CUNY Board of Trustees

    June 25, 2018 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

    Meeting of the Board of Trustees, June 25, 2018.

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  • Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management

    June 4, 2018 | 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, June 04, 2018.

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  • Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration

    June 4, 2018 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

    Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, June 04, 2018.

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  • Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs

    June 4, 2018 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

    Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, June 04, 2018.

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  • Meeting of the CUNY Board of Trustees

    May 9, 2018 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

    Meeting of the Board of Trustees, May 09, 2018.

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  • Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs

    April 18, 2018 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

    Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, April 16, 2018.

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