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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.

The Stonewall Riots and the Journey of Gay Rights

October 28, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

Speaking at a forum in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power reflected on the enormous strides taken by the LGBT rights community. “Forty-five years ago, this small group of individuals decided to fight back against a cycle of harassment, intimidation and bullying, sparking a national fight for equality,” said Power who, along with other LGBT activists, past and present, appeared at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House. “How far we have come from that time.”

Criminal Justice System Reflects Income Gap

October 22, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

In his new book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, bestselling author Matt Taibbi explores how the income gap between the wealthy and the poor is also reflected in who is targeted for prosecution and incarceration. “I’m trying to show the two different ways that the criminal justice system works for these two different types of offenders,” said Taibbi at an event at Hunter’s Roosevelt House. Taibbi, who won a National Magazine Award for his columns in Rolling Stone in 2008, was interviewed by ProPublica president and founding general manager, Richard Tofel, to discuss the inequity of American crime and punishment.

Documentary Filmmaker Dives into Immigration Debate

October 14, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

In her new documentary film, “Underwater Dreams,” writer and director Mary Mazzio enters the highly charged atmosphere of immigration reform by telling the inspirational story of four sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants who won an underwater robotic competition, defeating an engineering powerhouse team from MIT in the process. “Those kids are now being perceived as role models, and I think they understand the legacy they left in their own community,” said Mazzio, who appeared at a screening of the film at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House and discussed the film’s significance with Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter and the Graduate Center.

Chancellor Milliken: CUNY’s “Tremendous Potential” for the Future

October 1, 2014 | The Chancellor's Report

In his first report to the University community for the new academic year, Chancellor James B. Milliken reflected on his visits to all college campuses. “It was impossible to miss the obvious commitment of our faculty to CUNY’s mission. I was moved by both the enthusiasm of the faculty and the drive and ambition of their students.” He added, “Despite many significant challenges, CUNY is very well positioned today and has tremendous potential for the future to even better serve our students and the people of New York.”

Prevention Crucial to Containing Ebola

September 30, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

The key to containing the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is prevention, according to an expert who has worked extensively in the area. “There needs to be a lot more emphasis on behavioral responses” to limit exposure to the virus, said Stephane Helleringer, assistant professor of public health at Columbia University. Helleringer participated in a panel on the health crisis, discussing disease mortality, sociopolitical implications and the Western response at the Graduate Center, moderated by Leith Mullings, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Anthropology.

Salman Rushdie on Bombay Becoming Mumbai

September 30, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series

Author Salman Rushdie recalled the city of his childhood in The Moor’s Last Sigh, his novel published nearly 20 years ago. “The Bombay that I grew up in, in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, was famous as a city in which the communal tensions of the rest of India didn’t happen — it was one of the reasons why my parents chose to move there,” said Rushdie, who appeared at the Distinguished Writers Lecture Series at Hunter College. The author of 11 novels, including the Booker prize-winning, Midnight’s Child, Rushdie, discussed the complexities of modern day India and Bombay’s transformation into Mumbai as a theme he mined for his earlier work. “The Moor’s Last Sigh,” he said, “is a novel about that moment of transition — the moment where it stopped being Bombay and became Mumbai.”

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees

September 29, 2014 | Uncategorized

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, September 29, 2014.