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Archive for 2006

Directing Gotham, On-Screen and Off

December 26, 2006 | Newsmakers

“Rebecca’s photography captured the ever-changing community in a way that paralleled the change in her life” explains Suzanne Wasserman co-author of “Life on the Lower East Side: The Photographs of Rebecca Lepkoff, 1937-1950″ published this November. Wasserman, director of The Gotham Center of New York City History at the Graduate Center, talks about this critically acclaimed book and about her short documentary, titled Brooklyn Among the Ruins.
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New and Harder Test for Citizenship

December 20, 2006 | Citizenship Now! with Allan Wernick

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has revised their naturalization exam for the first time in twenty years. And it’s even tougher than the existing one. Allan Wernick discusess the reasons why the USCIS continues to throw up roadblocks to those applying for citizenship.

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Keep Hope Alive

December 13, 2006 | Citizenship Now! with Allan Wernick

There is a good chance for fair immigration reform if the new Democratic leaders, especially in the Senate, find their voice. An editorial in the New York Times suggests that the principals in the original McCain–Kennedy bill could be used as a guide in the coming reform effort. Allan Wernick weighs in on whether or not this is a good idea.

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Newcomer Shoots and Scores

December 12, 2006 | CUNY Sports

Baruch junior and Chicago native Dominique McClendon may be a newcomer to her squad, but with average of 20 points in a pair of games last week it isn’t a surprise that Dominque was named CUNYAC Player of the Week. Plus David Gansell of the CUNY Athletic Conference wraps up the action-packed Fall season.

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Colin Powell Accepts "Down Payment on America's Future"

December 6, 2006 | Newsmakers

Calling it a “down payment on America’s future,” The New York Life foundation is giving $10 million to the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at City College. The Endowment for Emerging African American Issues will fund scholarships, internships and the development of a new curriculum centered on public policy issues relating to the African American Community.

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Donde Estan?

December 5, 2006 | Citizenship Now! with Allan Wernick

Congress wasn’t the only thing the Republicans lost to the midterm elections. The number of Hispanics who voted Republican, nationally, fell 15%, from 2004 to this year. Allan Wernick discusses the reasons why and what lessons can be learned by both political parties.
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For Dems: Happy Days Are Here Again

December 5, 2006 | Newsmakers

What will happen when the Democrats take control of the Congress in January? Doug Muzzio, professor at Baruch’s College’s School of Public Affairs and one of the city’s top political analysts discusses what issues they will tackle first and what he’d like to see Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer do for New York City

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Race in America

December 4, 2006 | Newsmakers

More than forty years after the passage of the civil rights act, many of America’s cities remain segregated in terms of residential patterns. Baruch’s School of Public Affairs explores how racially isolated ghettos continue to bar minorities from economic and educational opportunities; as well as, what we as a nation can do to advance racial equality in the 21st century.

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Single Handed

December 4, 2006 | CUNY Sports

Lorraine Virgilio of John Jay swimming was devastated when rotator cuff surgery left her unable to use one of her arms. But, with the approval of doctors, Lorraine jumped back into the water with only the use of a single arm and left her opponents in her wake. Plus CSI basketball vet Nicole Estrada stays focused on the prize and a wrap-up of last week’s action.

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An Author in search of Three Men

December 1, 2006 | City Talk with Doug Muzzio

Author and former State Senator Seymour Lachman discusses his book, “Three Men in a Room: The Inside Story of Power and Betrayal in an American Statehouse” (co-written with Robert Polner of Newsday) in which he examines the legislative dysfunction in Albany and argues for reforms. Lachman also offers up some advice for Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer.

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