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Kingsborough Community College Student Kate Maziarz Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

May 27, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

KCC Student Kate Maziarz is the 4th student to be awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship over 3 years.

CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Allan H. Dobrin. To Retire After More Than Fifteen Years of Service

May 26, 2016 | The University

Allan H. Dobrin, the executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer of The City University of New York, will retire this summer after more than 15 years at CUNY and an outstanding career of public service that spans more than three decades, Chancellor James B. Milliken has announced.

Sayonara Lehman, Hello Japan

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

SHANIK VASQUEZ’S interest in things Japanese began at 12 with “Naruto,” a Japanese anime (animated) television series about an adolescent ninja; next came manga comic books and Japanese pop music. Krystal Garcia’s own pen and ink drawing, well, drew her in, as anime and manga became influences.

He’s Working on That Migraine for You

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

MIGRAINE headaches throb painfully, sometimes triggering nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to sound and light. They can be incapacitating.

Studying Germany to Help Staten Island

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

ALL POLITICS may be local, as former House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously said, but sometimes the route toward becoming effective in Staten Island means a detour through Germany. At least that’s the way Sebastian Franco (Baruch College, ’16) sees it.

The Music Sounds Like Social Justice

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

SINCE EL SISTEMA, Venezuela’s acclaimed national system of free classical music education, began in 1975, it has come to represent an avenue for social change, national unity, a path out of poverty and what creator José Antonio Abreu calls the expression of “sublime feelings.”

Studying Sexual Identity Issues in Japan

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

LGBT Americans today benefit from more than 45 years of a vigorous civil and human rights movement. While rear-guard attacks continue over anti- discrimination laws in areas like housing, employment and even bathroom access, the LGBT community has achieved what just a few years ago was unimaginable, most prominently with marriage equality.

No Quitting on Life, Now Law School Is in Sight

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

DARNELL REED (Bronx Community College, ’16), now at City College, intends to become an attorney. He was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national community college honor society, and is among 50 students nationwide to win a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholarship worth $1,250.

Working on Stress Relief

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

IF YOU COULD control stress, would you learn more effectively?

Ready to Wander the World — Teaching English

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

THERE’S A GREAT and fascinating world to see, and Linda Mathew intends to see it one classroom at a time.

Searching for Microbes That Love To Eat Our Plastic Trash

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

THE WORLD is drowning in plastic. Almost every shred ever created still exists. Some is processed into other products, like polar fleece fabric. Some is recycled by melting, which consumes energy and releases toxic fumes.

Relearning Her Mother Tongue

May 25, 2016 | Salute to Scholars

ALINA SHEN GREW UP speaking Mandarin at home, but her fluency slipped as she went through New York City’s public schools. “They didn’t have the resources to support instruction in Chinese,” she says.

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