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A Privileged Experience

November 18, 2015 | CUNY Lecture Series, Newsmakers

CUNY-wide Conference on Prestigious Scholarships. LaGuardia Community College. Chancellor JB Milliken applauds Conference Speaker Zujaja Tauqeer, a CUNY grad and Rhodes Scholar. 11/13/2015

Conference on Prestigious Scholarships. Chancellor James B. Milliken applauds Zujaja Tauqeer, a CUNY grad and Rhodes Scholar. 11/13/2015

What makes us special? “Being a public university in New York with a majority population of students of color gives CUNY a very, very special mission in the context of American life, something that most other universities do not share,” says Zujaja Tauqeer, who started at Brooklyn College and Macaulay Honors College, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, England, and is now at Harvard Medical School. “In the grand scheme of American life, it is very unique…What a privileged experience it is to be a New Yorker and go to a university with the kind of student population we have.”

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