Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic, Policy, Program, and Research, October 31, 2011.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, October 31, 2011.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, October 31, 2011.
Executive Committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, October 31, 2011.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, Monday, October 31, 2011.
Veterans who served during the Persian Gulf War (1990-91) have until Dec. 31, 2011, to file claims for “undiagnosed illnesses.” Ben Weisbroth, former deputy director of the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs and this week’s Veterans Corner guest, advises veterans who are suffering from a variety of ailments, including chronic fatigue syndrome, joint pain, and neurological, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal symptoms, to seek treatment before the 10-year deadline expires. “If these folks have not filed a claim for benefits or sought medical help at a VA facility, it might be a good time to do it now,” Weisbroth says. The number to find out about benefits and what symptoms are covered is 800-827-1000.
Subcommittee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Subcommittee on Investment, Monday, October 24, 2011.
The Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge program, also known as SEEK, has been renamed in honor of the late Percy E. Sutton, a prominent black political and business leader. Sutton, from Harlem, served as Manhattan borough president from 1966 to 1977, and also as a New York State Assemblyman, where he was a pivotal force behind the legislation that established the SEEK program-which offers unique and supportive educational opportunity to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds-and is available at each of the senior colleges of CUNY.
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, “Fallingwater,” originally was conceived as a vacation home in the woods, with views of a nearby waterfall — a plan Wright soon scrapped after seeing the natural beauty of the place. Wright wanted the Kaufmann family “to live with the waterfall — not just look at it,” said Robert McCarter, author of several books on Wright, at City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Lecture Series. McCarter, a professor of architecture at Washington State University, says Wright “wanted it to be an integral part of their lives.”
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Hip-hop is part of the cultural mainstream now, but when it came on the scene 40 years ago, it was anything but. “There are a lot of myths about hip-hop and one of the most prevalent ones is that it was hijacked by corporate interests … but it didn’t go down that way,” says Dan Charnas, author of The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. At City College’s Center for Worker Education Lecture Series, Charnas, in his talk, “Reading Hip-Hop: Off the Records, In the Books,” chronicles the evolution of rap music from its South Bronx infancy to a multibillion-dollar global business.
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