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Prof. Steve Zeidman on NY Criminal Justice System in Crisis

August 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

“For the past 20 years, New Yorkers have heard only one note about criminal justice, the city is safer than ever. Nothing was said and no questions were raised about who was arrested, for what, or what happened to them after arrest. Recent revelations, however, sound cause for alarm. Underneath the surface of the ‘safest large city in the world’ patina is a criminal justice system in crisis.”

Robin Hood Foundation Announces Semi-Finalists for $5 Million College Success Challenge

August 19, 2014 | The University

Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty fighting organization, ideas42, a leading behavioral ideas lab, along with The City University of New York (CUNY), the leading urban university system in the U.S., today announced the semi-finalists for The Robin Hood College Success Prize, a competition designed to identify scalable technology solutions to increase the three-year graduation rates of the most at-risk community college students—those enrolled in remedial courses

Entering Class of 2014 Begins Summer Bridge Program

August 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On August 18 approximately 417 new students came to Guttman Community College for their first day of the Summer Bridge. This required 11-day program, ending on September 2, ensures all incoming students are prepared for their coursework in the fall. During Summer Bridge, students learn what is expected of them academically and explore their strengths […]

Prof. Borgmann on Admitting Privileges Requirements for Abortion Providers

August 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann recently spoke to Vox about court challenges to admitting privileges requirements for abortion providers. These laws require providers to gain the right to admit patients at a local hospital in order to perform abortions. Borgmann discussed whether this issue is likely to end up before the Supreme Court. “I think the Supreme […]

Study at Deepwater Horizon spill site finds key to tracking pollutants

August 18, 2014 | The University

A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean.

Guttman Community College to Mark Its Inaugural Commencement on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 15, 2014 | Guttman Community College

NEW YORK, NY, August 15, 2014–Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, The City University of New York’s first new community college in more than 40 years, will celebrate its first commencement on August 27th. The commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Gerald W. […]

Prof. Zeidman on the Trouble with ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

August 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

On Thursday, Professor Steve Zeidman was a guest on NPR’s On Point discussing the recent deaths of civilians at the hands of the police.

Prof. Borgmann on Alabama “Undue Burden” Abortion Decision

August 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In Monday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times, Professor Caitlin Borgmann commented on a recent U.S. District Court decision that ruled a law that would have closed three of five abortion clinics in Alabama unconstitutional.

Clips of the Week

August 5, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/08/Lobsster-Fertig-Better-150×150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Clips of the Week" title="Clips of the Week" style="float:right;" />Check out some of our latest links – including Natalie Fertig’s Miami Herald video about the start of Florida’s lobster season.

Baruch College Ranks Among “The Best 379 Colleges” by The Princeton Review

August 5, 2014 | Baruch College

For the seventh consecutive year, Baruch College has been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, which features Baruch College in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.”

York College’s Youth Musician Summer Jazz Institute featured in NY1

August 4, 2014 | York College

NY1 interviewed participants in York College’s free Summer Jazz Institute for young musicians on-campus in Jamaica, Queens. The program offers college credits to New York City high school students who successfully complete the program.

Prof. Zeidman on the downsides of ‘broken windows’ policing

August 4, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steve Zeidman wrote an editorial piece “Is ‘Broken Windows’ Broken? Yes” that ran in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. He argues that this theory subject minority and poor New Yorkers to harassment for no good reason.

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