Archive for 2007

Meeting of the Board of Trustees

November 26, 2007 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, November 26, 2007.


No Irish Need Apply

November 20, 2007 | Newsmakers

Long before U2, there was Irish….the language that is. The strain of Gaelic spoken in Ireland, known as Irish, along with seemingly every other export from the Emerald Isle these days, is gaining in popularity. No one knows that better than Professor Thomas Ihde, director of the Institute for Irish-American Studies at Lehman College. Last year the IIAS received a $40,000 grant from the Irish government to develop Gaelic courses and interest has grown way beyond the Celtic community. “Over 50% of the students who attend our classes do not have any link with Ireland,” says Prof. Ihde.
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Tito Puente: "El Rey"

November 20, 2007 | Newsmakers

Known equally as the “The King of the Mambo” and “The King of Latin Music,” Tito Puento ruled over a musical kingdom that spanned the cha-cha of the 1950’s to today’s salsa. In celebration of his enduring contribution, Hostos Community College has launched Phase One of the Tito Puente Legacy Project, a permanent exhibit showcasing his musical instruments, recordings, sheet music, photographs and other personal memorabilia on display in the college library. Hostos President Dolores Fernandez discusses the impact of Puente’s legacy in el Barrio and the world beyond.
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Making It Personal: A Conversation with Katha Pollitt and Anna Quindlen

November 19, 2007 | CUNY Lecture Series

Is the United States ready for a female president? Is Hillary Clinton the right woman to lead the country? Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Anna Quindlen compares notes with acclaimed political journalist Katha Pollitt in a discussion at the Graduate Center. The best-selling author of eight books and a columnist for Newsweek, Ms. Quindlen shares her ideas on writing, feminism and politics with Ms. Pollitt, a columnist at The Nation since 1980. Ms. Pollitt, whose “Subject to Debate” column was the recipient of 2003 National Magazine Award, also reads from her new book of personal essays, “Learning to Drive and Other Life Stories.”
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Board of Trustees Public Hearing and Budget Hearing

November 19, 2007 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public hearing on items on the Board of Trustees Calendar for the November meeting of the Board and the Budget Hearing of the CUNY Board of Trustees, November 19, 2007.

Candid Cameras, 24/7

November 16, 2007 | City Safe

After a recent tour of London that focused on anti-terrorism, Mayor Michael Bloomberg called upon the MTA to deploy surveillance cameras on buses and subways in New York City. Prof. Joseph King discusses the mayor’s plan, the Protect America Act and whether courts are equiped to strike a proper balance between preventing another terrorist attack and overreaching government surveillance.
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License Issue in National Spotlight

November 14, 2007 | Citizenship Now! with Allan Wernick

Gov. Spitzer’s now abandoned plan to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants is also playing out on the national stage. Allan Wernick discusses comments made by Sen. Hillary Clinton and other presidential candidates on immigration during a recent national debate.
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IED's: A Threat at Home

November 12, 2007 | City Safe

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, in testimony before the Senate, is warning about the rising threat of homemade explosive devices, including domestic improvised explosive devices, or IED’s, to the United States. Joseph King explains how these signature bombs of the Iraqi insurgency have become the weapon of choice for terrorists outside the war zone.
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New Help for Vets

November 7, 2007 | Newsmakers

Retired Navy Master Chief Wilfred Cotto knows what it’s like to be in charge. A 28-year veteran, he commanded thousands of naval personnel aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, and served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Now, as the new Coordinator of Veteran Affairs, he wants to continue to help veterans by introducing them to educational programs, career opportunities and other support services available through the University Office of Veteran Affairs.
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Committee on Academic Policy, Program, and Research

November 6, 2007 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic policy, Program and Research, Monday November 5, 2007