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

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | 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.

The High Costs of Aging Out

Richard Buery | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Richard Buery

Too many youth in foster care spend their 21st birthday packing their bags, finding a place to live and figuring out how they are going to pay the rent and put food in the fridge.

UNICEF Challenges CUNY Students to Save Lives Globally

Mima Stojanovic | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Mima Stojanovic

A few examples of simple, affordable innovations that have already saved millions of lives include bed nets to protect against mosquitos that transmit malaria, oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc to prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea, and low doses of antibiotics to treat pneumonia.

The Future of Medgar Evers College

Ryan Mack | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Ryan Mack

This year, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers. What did he die for? Did he die for us to divide ourselves? Did he die for us to prove that we don't have the ability to run and manage our own institutions effectively? Absolutely not!

Does Austerity In Education Limit Free Speech?

Salon.com | Posted 02.13.2013 | College

On Feb. 6, Yale student activists hosted a panel laying out the case for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement to pressure Israel into recog...

CUNY Professors Call For Halt To Curriculum Redo

The New York World | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

The Faculty Senate of the City University of New York approved a resolution last week calling on Chancellor Matthew Goldstein to halt and review the i...

Tyler Kingkade

WATCH: Students March Through New York For Small School's Struggle

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.08.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- When George Caffentzis was teaching philosophy in 1976 at the City University of New York system, none of his students had to pay tuition...

Not All Mexicans In The U.S. Speak Spanish

NBC Latino | Kristina Puga | Posted 11.30.2012 | Latino Voices

No, Latinos don’t speak “Mexican,” and Mexicans don’t all speak Spanish. The City University of New York’s Institute of Mexican Studies i...