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CUNY Program Raises Graduation Rates with Intensive Support

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WNYC
A program aimed at boosting graduation rates among community college students has bucked the trend and managed to retain students, according to an independent research study.
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Schoolbook

Changing the Face of Astronomy

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

NPR

The City University of New York is helping students reach for the stars, literally. Hear more about a program that mentors minority students interested in Astronomy. 

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Schoolbook

De Blasio Wants NYC Grads to Fill Local Tech Jobs

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mayor de Blasio said more native New Yorkers should be tapping into the city's high-tech industry so he's looking to create a two-year STEM associates program at the City University of New York to help them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Profession: Librarian

Monday, July 01, 2013

Laroi Lawton, librarian and assistant professor at Bronx Community College and Queens College Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, talks about the job of librarian in the 21st century.

Librarians, how has your profession changed since you started working?  Do you have words of wisdom for library science students?  Call us at 212-433-9692.

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WNYC News

SCOTUS Ruling Highlights NYC Area Schools' Affirmative Action Policies

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action programs keeps them alive, including at schools in New York and New Jersey. But even if they don't use race as a factor in admissions, many local schools are supporting the ruling.

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Schoolbook

CUNY Chancellor Says Number of Remedial Students Still a Concern

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WNYC

After 14 years on the job, Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of the City University of New York, is stepping down this summer. He tells WNYC that while the system has changed and grown, the persistently high number of city students who are not ready for college is "too high." Take a listen.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Exit Interview: CUNY Chancellor Goldstein

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

After 14 years on the job, Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of the City University of New York, is stepping down. He looks back at how the system has changed and grown, and what the future might hold for CUNY.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

India’s Lesson; NYC Bike Share; CUNY Chancellor Steps Down

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hear why Washington got closer to a possible immigration deal but stepped back from a gun control compromise. Then, what you need to know about the bike share. Plus: the latest on the Boston marathon bombings; a close look at economic development in India as a model for other countries; CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on his 14 years at the head of the system; and why visual literacy should be worked into education.

WNYC News

CUNY Administration, Union At Odds Over 'Pathways' Initiative

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The union representing faculty and staff at the City University of New York opposes an initiative that’s aimed at making it easier for students in the two-year community colleges to transfer to four-year college programs. Union leaders say the curriculum changes, known as Pathways, are too restrictive, and that they water down CUNY’s academic standards.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

If Mayors Ruled The World

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Benjamin Barber, CUNY senior research scholar at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, talks with Brian Lehrer about how cities are responding to global issues.

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WNYC News

CUNY to Get City, State Funds for Repairs

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

WNYC

Money long tied up in Albany will finally be distributed to CUNY for much needed infrastructure repairs.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Early Electronic Music on WNYC

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

WNYC

In this 1974 episode of Musicale, Hubert S. Howe, Jr., selects a few original electronic music compositions synthesized at Queens College. Howe was one of the earliest progenitors of computer music.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pathways from CUNY

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed, talks about the controversy over the new CUNY program Pathways designed to make it easier for students to transfer from 2-year to 4-year schools.

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WNYC News

Black and Latino Freshmen Enrollment Falls at CUNY Post-Recession: Report

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The number of black and Latino students enrolling as first-year freshman at CUNY’s four-year colleges declined post-recession, according to a new report.

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WNYC News

Stanford Abruptly Drops Bid to Develop City Campus

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stanford University, which was considered a leading contender in the competition to build an applied sciences campus in New York City, has withdrawn its application, less than a month before the winner was to be announced.

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WNYC News

Unprepared Students Languish in Community College, Councilman Says

Sunday, October 23, 2011

About half of the students entering the CUNY system from a city public high school must be placed in remedial classes before taking college-level courses — and only 26 percent graduate with a two-year associates degree after six years, claimed City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez.

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WNYC News

Men Studying to Become Rabbis Can Now Get Financial Aid

Monday, August 08, 2011

As students get ready to go back to college later this month, men studying become rabbis at private undergraduate yeshivas can now qualify for aid under New York's Tuition Assistance Program, or TAP.

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WNYC News

CUNY Trustees Set to Vote on Tuition Hike

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

WNYC

The City University of New York's board of trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday to approve a $300-a-year tuition hike for students at senior and community colleges.

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WNYC News

Legislature Poised to Hike Tuition at SUNY, CUNY

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WNYC

Legislative leaders in Albany said Wednesday they were nearing final agreements on tuition increases at New York's universities expected to pass legislation late Wednesday or Thursday.

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It's A Free Country ®

Plays with Politics

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The thought of Israel being destroyed is monstrous. I believe that being willing to speak out loud when one feels critical of the policies of the Israeli government you are actually making the state more secure, not less, I believe that about the American government as well. I believe that silence in the face of government misbehavior endangers the health of any democracy.

—Award winning playwright Tony Kushner on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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