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.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, June 1, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, June 1, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic Policy, Program and Research, Monday, June 1, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, June 1, 2015.
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.”
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.
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.
Chancellor James B. Milliken apprised the Trustees on President Barak Obama’s visit to Lehman College to launch the “My Brother’s Keeper’s Alliance,” a non-profit group focused on improving opportunities for young black and Latino men. Chancellor Milliken also discussed the success of the 13th annual Citizenship NOW! Call-In and a reception honoring more than 200 CUNY students who were awarded TheDream.US scholarship. In addition, the Chancellor summarized the State budget, which includes increased funding for various programs and initiatives.
Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, May 4, 2015.