With the Bloomberg administration nearing an end, a panel at the Graduate Center reflected on the economic state of the city and its future. “New York has been very lucky to have had the creative economy,” says Jonathan Bowles, executive director of the Center for Urban Future, while acknowledging that as crucial as the arts […]
Not long ago a computer was hardly a necessity, and even if its modern magic was intriguing, it was out of the reach of the average person. “There were many people who thought I was throwing away my career,” says Internet pioneer Robert E. Kahn, when he started out in the field. “In the 1960s, […]
Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly reports on the Invest in CUNY campaign, which has raised $2.5 billion to date, including recent contributions from the McGraw family for a business journalism center at the Graduate School of Journalism and a $25 million gift from Toby and Leon Cooperman to support the library and scholars program at Hunter College. Preliminary enrollment data show 270,000 degree credit students for Fall 2013, and 247,0000 continuing education enrollments. A special Council of Presidents committee, chaired by President Ricardo Fernandez of Lehman College, will review the impact of the higher education plan proposed by President Obama.
Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, September 30, 2013.
In her new memoir, “Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli and Me,” Patricia Volk describes how two dynamic but difficult women helped shape her adulthood: One the Italian fashion designer, Elsa Luisa Maria Schiaparelli, the other her beautiful but strict mother. “They were both clothes crazy and imperious but Schiaparelli was enough not like my mother and […]
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, September 9, 2013.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, September 9, 2013.
In a discussion of economic growth and inequality at the Graduate Center, Paul Krugman pointed out that the Occupy Wall Street movement got the math wrong when it came to wealth distribution between the super-rich and everybody else. “It’s not the 1 percent but rather the 0.01 percent” of the population who have so much […]
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein reports on the Start-Up New York program, which allows business operating on or near SUNY and CUNY campuses to operate tax free. The Chancellor also announced the naming of the Stella & Charles Guttman Community College and the reinstatement of ROTC. The Chancellor discusses the effect of the recently announced city budget agreement and the positive impacts on CUNY’s programs and initiatives. Chancellor Goldstein provides an update of the Pathways initiative including recent enrollment statistics and its benefit to students.
Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, June 24, 2013.