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Local Waterways as Classrooms and Laboratories: A Conversation with Professor Joseph Rachlin

John Cronin | Posted 11.02.2015 | New York
John Cronin

Like most of the resourceful, urban educators I have met, Dr. Rachlin sees himself in his students. He enables them to find the treasures buried in the urban landscape - a talent he developed during his young years coming up in the city.

People Always Wonder If I've Had 'Transgender Surgery'

Mikki del Monico | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Mikki del Monico

When you focus on a transgender person's body, you miss the chance to ask about that person's life, and it is our stories that humanize us, not just transgender people but everyone.

LGBTQ Literature Creates Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

When LGBTQ literature is taught, read and analyzed in the community college English classroom, the clear message is that it is important enough to study and to include in the curriculum; therefore, LGBTQ people must be important enough to be considered as human beings and citizens.

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

The Latino Leadership Institute Leads

Tom Allon | Posted 06.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Tom Allon

There has never been a better time than now for the Latino Leadership institute and others like them to be educating young minds and preparing them for the political and social justice battles of the future.

CUNY Will Refund Thousands Of Tuition Dollars To Dreamers

AP | CLAUDIA TORRENS | Posted 03.02.2015 | College

NEW YORK (AP) -- City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and over...

CUNY Graduate Center Drops 'Mr.' And 'Ms.' From Official Communications

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.28.2015 | College

The Graduate Center at the City University of New York will no longer use courtesy titles -- "Mr." and "Ms." -- in official, written communication to ...

To Boycott or Not to Boycott?: That Should Not Be the Question

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2014 | New York
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

The Doctoral Students Council at the City University of New York will soon vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli academics. This resolution -- which follows a wave of similar boycotts in academia worldwide -- is not only hurtful and shocking, it is illogical and counterproductive.

Nothing Rhymes With Heidegger

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

Will I pick up a copy of The Black Notebooks for winter reading this December? Doubtful. But do I still need to read Heidegger to understand or at least appreciate why those who also accept his anti-Semitic stance can accept the good part of his philosophy as gospel?

Do You Really Want to Be a Neuroscientist?

Marcos Stafne | Posted 11.09.2014 | Science
Marcos Stafne

When we talk to young people about careers in science, we should emphasize both the awesome aspects of science careers and the importance of internship and service learning to understand if a career in science is really the right match.

Realizing Cross-Sector Collaboration in the Arts: CUNY Offers a Case Study

Lane Harwell | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

I believe the project creates value, above all, by contributing to a city where the arts and arts education are more meaningfully one.

Citizenship Now! New Americans Campaign at Work

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Carnegie Corporation of New York

What does it take to become an American citizen? Even after one has a green card, there are overwhelming hurdles of paperwork, test preparation, expen...

Why Jackie O Still Matters

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Jennifer J. Raab

Growing up at a time when the place of women in American society was undergoing sweeping changes and doors were opening for us into an uncertain future, we could look to her as a role model.

Watch The Rich Take Over New York City In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

New York's billionaire mayor may be gone, but make no mistake: The rich still dominate the Big Apple. The median income of the richest 1 percent of...

2 New York Colleges Draft Rules That Restrict Protests

New York Times | Posted 12.13.2013 | College

At Cooper Union, it was outrage over a new tuition policy. At City College, it was anger over the closing of a community center. At both Manhattan col...

This Year Let's Give Thanks for On-Campus Dissent

Julianna Forlano | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Julianna Forlano

How many of our personal rights and freedoms have their roots in campus protest? How many of our children's will be? If the City University of New York (CUNY) has its way, we may never find out.

Silence of Lambs: Adjuncts in Academia

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Khanh Ho

This week, I learned some distressing news -- news that has become all too common in these beleaguered economic times. One of my friends had not been paid for the last two months of labor.

Of Makers and Takers

Martin Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Martin Kleinman

I come from a long line of Takers, in the strict sense of the (idiotic) term. My grandparents, on both sides, came to this country from eastern Europe, in steerage. They lived in the Bronx -- my much maligned New York City borough -- and worked hard all their lives.

Above And Beyond: Raising Retention And Graduation Rates at Community Colleges

Dr. Diane B. Call | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Diane B. Call

Community colleges are a gateway for non-traditional students; many of whom face a diverse set of challenges, and are obliged to balance their studies with the demands of work and family. To help these students maintain momentum, an atmosphere must be established that draws personalized services closer to academic objectives.

Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Building College Pathways From Rikers Island

Aviva Tevah | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Aviva Tevah

What they found was that lack of information and self-confidence are frequent barriers to college success for young men of color in the criminal justice system, who are often deterred by incomplete and inaccurate information about financial aid, admissions, and the benefits of a degree.

Protesters Heckle Petraeus On The Street

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Protesters harassed retired Gen. David Petraeus before he gave a lecture at The City University of New York (CUNY), Mediaite reported on Monday. T...

Baruch Students Add Social Enterprises to Influence American Behavior

Elischia Fludd | Posted 09.22.2013 | Good News
Elischia Fludd

Five Baruch College students are changing the world as we know it with their innovative approaches to social problems.

David Petraeus Decides Against Massive Salary To Teach One Class

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.16.2013 | College

Four-star general and former CIA director David Petraeus will not accept a six-figure salary to teach one class as a visiting professor at the City Un...

CUNY Is Paying David Petraeus $200,000 To Work Three Hours A Week

Gawker | Posted 07.01.2013 | College

A first-time adjunct professor teaching a full course load at the City University of New York can expect to pull in around $25,000 per year. If you re...

Can a Mayor Influence Economic Justice?

Tom Allon | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

For the middle class and upper-middle class, the choice is either to trade off a potentially well-funded retirement or to consign one's children to decades of debt in order to receive a strong education.