Podcasts

Podcasts from The City University of New York

The Little-Known Black Migration

June 8, 2015 | Book Beat, New York City College of Technology

Marta Effinger-Crichlow’s book, “Staging Migrations Toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones”, delves into a century of westward migration by African-American women – migration that’s both physical and symbolic. She chairs African-American Studies and is associate professor of theater and literature at New York City College of Technology.

“You Can Move Mountains”

June 2, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of the slain civil rights leader, told graduates of Medgar Evers College to “go out…and make it a better and stronger America.” In her stirring speech at Barclays Center, Evers-Williams said: “Show the way to those who are lost in the prejudice and racism that still exist in this country and…get your education.” Evers-Williams accepted a posthumous Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on behalf of her late husband.

Kumanyika Addresses Grads

June 2, 2015 | CityHealth

The CUNY School of Public Health Graduation Recognition Ceremony is an annual event held to honor graduates and awardees from across the four campuses.

This year’s 5th annual Ceremony was held in the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College. Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, President of the American Public Health Association, was the keynote speaker.

Committee on Fiscal Affairs

June 1, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, June 1, 2015.

Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration

June 1, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, June 1, 2015.

Committee on Academic Policy, Program and Research

June 1, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic Policy, Program and Research, Monday, June 1, 2015.

Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs

June 1, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, June 1, 2015.

Gen. Colin Powell: “We are a Nation of Nations”

May 29, 2015 | City College, CUNY Lecture Series

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told grads of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership that immigration reform should be “an essential feature” of the upcoming political season. He also urged graduates to get involved in their communities, saying, “If you want to save the world, just start by saving one kid.”

Pardlo Dissects Pulitzer-Winning “Digest”

May 8, 2015 | Book Beat, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Gregory Pardlo won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his brilliant and complex collection, “Digest,” where he tackles an astounding range of issues from fatherhood and family to pimps and pop culture. In this podcast, Pardlo, a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center, describes how he chose his subjects and his desire to provoke deep emotion through poetry.

On the Selma March

May 6, 2015 | Newsmakers

Stephen Sommerstein covered the historic 1965 march for voting rights as a student photographer for the City College newspaper. Fifty years later, his evocative photographs are on exhibit at the New York Historical Society and those five days in Alabama are still vivid in his memory.