Archive for May, 2012

Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees

May 21, 2012 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, Monday, May 21, 2012.

Election Perspectives 2012

May 8, 2012 | CUNY Lecture Series, Graduate Center, Issues in Journalism

“An embarrassment and an affront to the American people,” is how Time political correspondent Joe Klein describes the field of Republican candidates in the 2012 presidential primary race. Longtime Washington and New York journalist and author of the novel Primary Colors, Klein joined Ben Smith of Politico and Peter Beinart of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to discuss perspectives on the 2012 election.

E.L. Doctorow: Don’t Call It ‘Historical’

May 1, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Lecture Series

Well-known for his best-selling works, often described as historical fiction, the author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate resists the labeling of his writing. “There is something diminishing about the word ‘historical’ as applied to a novel,” says E.L. Doctorow, who spoke at the fourth annual Leon Levy Conference at the Graduate Center. “A work relegated to a genre, somehow feels less relevant than the here and now,” says Doctorow, the award-winning author of 11 novels, who delivered the conference lecture, “Biography in Fiction.”