Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, September 8, 2014.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, September 8, 2014.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, September 8, 2014.
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 8, 2014.
“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.
In this impressive collection, Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations, City College professor Retha Powers documents the words and lyrics of legendary African-American voices from Malcolm X to Maya Angelou. Powers discusses her eight-year research project in compiling the book and her hope in educating young people on black written and oral tradition.
While exploring Brooklyn backyards and New York City parks for edible plants, Ava Chin, associate professor of English at the College of Staten Island, reveals how foraging helped heal family wounds and mended a broken heart. Chin’s new memoir, Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal, weaves together lessons on finding nature, forgiveness and love in the most unexpected places.
Would you like to know the recipe for Frida Kahlo’s Red Snapper? Or maybe you might prefer baking David Hockney’s strawberry cake? In her new work, The Modern Art Cookbook, Mary Ann Caws, a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English and French at the CUNY Graduate Center, explores the delicious connection between art and literature and food.
Completing his first month of service, Chancellor James B. Milliken thanked the CUNY Board of Trustees for “the honor and opportunity” to serve and discussed plans to visit every college campus by the end of summer. Chancellor Milliken reported on the new funding within the recently approved city budget for merit-based scholarships sought by the University Student Senate, restorations for CUNY Prep, and $1.5 million to CUNY’s Professional Development Institute to train pre-kindergarten teachers. Milliken detailed the $67 million in new appropriations included in the recently approved state budget and noted that 22 students and 14 faculty were awarded Fulbright Scholarships to study and work abroad.