Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, April 6, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic, Policy, Program, and Research, April 6, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, April 6, 2015.
Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, April 06, 2015.
Filmmaker Ken Burns explains what drew him to the lives of Franklin, Eleanor and Theodore Roosevelt, and why their stories are so relevant today. “We found that they were so contemporary. They speak to the central questions of our time,” including notions of human rights, fairness and public service. Burns was joined by Geoffrey Ward, co-creator of the acclaimed PBS seven-part documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”
Dr. Mary Bassett, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, talks about her efforts to transform public policy through the pursuit of health equity strategies. For more than 30 years, Dr. Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity, both domestically and across the globe. She spent 17 years in Zimbabwe working to develop a range of AIDS prevention interventions. As Deputy Health Commissioner she directed initiatives such as the bans on smoking and trans fats in restaurants. Since she became commissioner a year ago, Dr. Bassett has emphasized policies aimed at reducing health disparities through targeting neighborhoods with the highest needs and collaborating with community groups and agencies across the city. She spoke recently at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, March 26, 2015.
Every subway, bus and commuter train in New York is operated by a single government agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. But there was a time when public transit was provided by private companies–more than two dozen of them. Andrew Sparberg, adjunct lecturer, CUNY School of Professional Studies, traces the transition of the transit system in “From a Nickel to a Token.”
Public hearing of the Board of Trustees, March 16, 2015.
In his powerful new memoir, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Montgomery-based Equal Rights Initiative, reflects on his lifelong struggle to protect the rights of the disenfranchised, while helping to free scores of others who were unfairly imprisoned. Speaking at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, Stevenson noted that young often tell him “they don’t expect to be free or alive by the time they are 21.”