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Archive for 2006

Jacobs vs. Moses

November 15, 2006 | Newsmakers

Whose ideals guide urban planning in New York City today? While Jane Jacobs valued neighborhood life, her rival Robert Moses brought to life a model modern city, sustained by parks, bridges and highways–at a cost. The CUNY Gotham Center explores whose vision has greater influence with today’s urban planners and developers.

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Don’t Fence Me In

November 10, 2006 | Citizenship Now! with Allan Wernick

A controversial bill was signed into law by President Bush that would provide for the construction of 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexican border and critics, including the Mexican president-elect, Felipe Calderón, have accused the U.S. of making a “grave error”. Allan Wernick weighs in what it means to other immigration reform legislation and answers other questions from readers of his advice column.

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Gangbusters

November 10, 2006 | Newsmakers

David Kennedy’s crime fighting tactics have been praised by police departments from Oakland to Boston, and many more cities and suburbs in between. Kennedy, who is founding director of the Center for Crime and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, discusses Operation Cease-Fire, a groundbreaking program he developed and why his techniques in combating gang violence have been so effective.
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Tax Dollars, Private Coffers, and Running for Office

November 8, 2006 | CUNY Lecture Series

The Vallone Seminars in Government Lecture Series presents its inaugural seminar “Tax Dollars, Private Coffers, and Running for Office.” The panel discussion focuses on issues of campaign finance law in New York City. Panelists include William T Cunningham, Former Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, and Christine Quinn, Speaker, New York City Council. Moderated by Peter F. Vallone, Sr., Former Speaker, New York City Council. The event is a production of School of Public Affairs at Baruch College.

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The Cinderella Men

November 8, 2006 | CUNY Sports

Underdogs for much of the season, John Jay’s Men’s Soccer squad defied the odds and won a series of tough matches. Squad members Bart Malinowski, Michel Podbielski, and Coach Stavros Zomopoulos detail how their unlikely victories secured a spot for the semi-finals and earned them the moniker “The Cinderella Squad.” Plus a wrap-up of the week’s action.

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Baruch Business Report – Life After the Big Board Goes Electronic – part 2

November 6, 2006 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers the continuation of a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Robert A. Schwartz, the Marvin M. Speiser Professor of Finance in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. They discuss the impact of a “Hybrid Market” at the NYSE on the multiple dimensions of a market: price, control, speed, and anonymity. Professor Schwartz’ “Life After the Big Board Goes Electronic” was published in the Financial Analysts Journal, September/October 2006 issue. His co-authors are Paul L. Davis and Michael S. Pagano.

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Immigration Courts: A Growing Burden

November 1, 2006 | Citizenship Now! with Allan Wernick

As immigration judges in New York and across the nation try to keep up record-breaking caseloads there seems to be no end in sight as the immigration debate continues to evolve. Allan Wernick talks about the consequences for the immigrants caught in the middle and how, for some cases involving political asylum, it can literally be a life or death decision.

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The Champs Are Here!

October 30, 2006 | CUNY Sports

Although Matt Soja of Baruch cross-country won the 2006 CUNYAC Cross-Country Championships after dominating the entire season, the competitive scholar-athlete still remains unsatisfied with his remarkable success. Meanwhile, Head Coach Mel Kerper of Hunter’s Women’s Tennis topped an amazing 19-0 season when his team took their championship and secured the conference’s first automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships this spring. Plus this week’s wrap-up.

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Market Predictions and 401K Investment Strategy – The CFO Outlook Survey, Third Quarter 2006

October 25, 2006 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the third quarter “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis. Elliott and Martell also discuss the expected impact of the new Pension Protection Act. The survey results are described on Baruch’s website at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/

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Ann Kirschner, Dean of the William E. Macaulay Honors College

October 24, 2006 | City Talk with Doug Muzzio

Ann Kirschner, Dean of the William E. Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York discusses her varied professional path, including a stint as at the National Football League where, as head of new media, she founded NFL.COM. Also about her book ” Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story” which was published in November to critical acclaim.

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