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Archive for 2014

CHANCELLOR PLANS FOR 21st CENTURY CUNY

November 19, 2014 | The Chancellor's Report

Speaking at a meeting of the Association for a Better New York, Chancellor James B. Milliken outlined an ambitious agenda for CUNY in the next decade that includes building research and technology development, expanding global opportunities and increasing digital education. The Chancellor said, “The most important city in the world should have the best public university in the world.”

Bed-Stuy in Crisis

November 18, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

Bedford Stuyvesant, for decades the hub of African-American life in Brooklyn, is undergoing a housing crisis at an explosive pace as longtime black renters get priced out and aging homeowners sell their stately town houses to developers. At an event, “Bed-Stuy in Crisis,” Brooklyn College journalism professor Ron Howell gathered a panel of local business owners, community organizers and lifelong residents to discuss what, if anything, can be done to save this black urban community.

New Generations Discover Potential at City College

November 14, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

For Andrew Delbanco, the value of a college experience starts in the classroom. “It’s the best rehearsal space we have for democracy … where you learn the difference between an opinion and an argument.” In a lecture at City College “Do America’s Colleges Have a Future?” in the Sternberg Family Lecture Series, Delbanco, an alumnus of the college’s School of Engineering and a professor of humanities at Columbia University, discusses the importance of institutions like CCNY that continue to help new generations of young people discover their potential. “No place in America embodies that principle better than City College.”

The Rise of Sunset Park

November 7, 2014 | Book Beat, Queens College

With a $100 million investment from Mayor Bill de Blasio and the arrival of artisanal businesses like Jacques Torres Chocolates, Sunset Park seems poised for a revival. But the transformation of this eclectic Brooklyn neighborhood won’t be easy, says Queens College urban studies professor Tarry Hum. In her new book, Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park, Hum traces historical struggles and new challenges including job development, environmental issues, an underground sex industry, gentrification and forging alliances between Chinese and Latino immigrant communities.

Common Core, a Promising Educational Reform

November 7, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

Calling the Common Core State Standards Initiative the “most promising education reform of our time,” Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, urged educators at a symposium to see that the new standards are successfully implemented in the classroom. “Our job in urban education is not to reflect or affirm the nation’s inequities, said Casserly, speaking at the Common Core Standards at CUNY, at a forum hosted by CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs to share practices of CCSS. “Our job is to overcome those barriers and to teach our children to the highest standards.”

Committee on Fiscal Affairs

November 3, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, November 3, 2014.

Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration

November 3, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, November 3, 2014.

Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management

November 3, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings, Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, November 3, 2014.

Committee on Academic, Policy, Program, and Research

November 3, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic, Policy, Program, and Research, November 3, 2014.

Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs

November 3, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, November 3, 2014.