Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
CUNY's Board of Trustees hopes to put a controversy to rest, now that a panel has voted to give Pulizer-Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner an honorary degree. The honor was put on hold last week after one trustee -- Jeffrey Wiesenfeld -- offered a critique on the playwright's views on Israel.
Monday, May 09, 2011
By Beth Fertig
An executive committee of the CUNY board of trustees is holding a meeting Monday to reconsider granting an honorary degree for Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
The board's chairman called for the meeting, saying that politics should not play a part in awarding honorary degrees and that he was concerned about the last-minute nature of the board's decision.
Monday, May 02, 2011
By Beth Fertig
The City University is trying to solve the longtime problem of students having to repeat classes when their credits don't transfer — but the proposal is sharply opposed by some faculty.
Friday, March 25, 2011
John Mollenkopf, director of the Center for Urban Research and Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the CUNY, discusses what the census results reveal about Queens.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
By Sarah Montague : Senior Producer
If the meek are going to inherit the earth, then Wally Shawn will be in the vanguard. The diffident playwright and essayist, known for such works as "My Dinner with Andre," "Aunt Dan and Lemon," and "The Designated Mourner," presented readings of a wide range of his essays and dramas last month at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
CUNY officials say that if the Bloomberg Administration follows through with its budget cut plans, community college students will suffer from a domino effect. At a City Council hearing Monday, CUNY officials said cuts to instructional staff will lead to fewer classes, larger class sizes and lower graduation rates. CUNY students also face a five-percent tuition hike.
Monday, September 27, 2010
By Beth Fertig
The City University of New York and IBM will open a new high school for grades 9 through 14, as part of a larger initiative to improve graduation rates and college readiness.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
When Hawa told her mom she’d be doing a story about vampires for Radio Rookies, her mom just laughed, “You could say you’re a vampire because you’re so active at night.” Hawa's actually thought about that before. She's 'half dead' during breakfast, and usually can't tune into classes until after lunch. Around 6pm she's ready to start her day, and if her mom let her, Hawa would be up until 1am every night. The whole immortality thing is pretty cool too.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
By WNYC Culture
The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature brings writers from around the world to New York for discussions, lectures and performances that spotlight and celebrate the written word’s ability to bridge the largest cultural gaps.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
As the city's immigrant population grows, so does the need for medical interpreters in the public hospital system. A new 45-hour certification program run by CUNY is training Spanish and Polish speaking New Yorkers to serve as a ...
Friday, November 20, 2009
By Marianne McCune : Reporter, WNYC News
Puerto Ricans are some of the most prominent figures in New York politics and culture, so some people are surprised when they hear that, overall, Puerto Ricans are among the poorest and least educated New Yorkers. Almost a third in New York ...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
More graduates of New York City's high schools are heading to the City University system for college. The Department of Education and CUNY say there's been a 70 percent surge in the number of public school grads from NYC entering two-year community colleges, and a 37 percent growth at CUNY's four-year colleges, just in the past seven years.
Mayor Bloomberg says the enrollment increases come even as CUNY's admission standards get tougher.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
QUINN: 'These are 575 New Yorkers who want to be nurses, who are ready to work, and may not be working now because we didn't have the proper resources to train them.'