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Chaumtoli Huq to be the keynote speaker at this year’s KCC Reads Student Conference

May 2, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Chaumtoli Huq will touch on the intersecting questions of immigration, race, and gender as keynote speaker at this year’s KCC Reads Student Conference.

Dean Michelle J. Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College

May 2, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson named new president of Brooklyn College.

CUNY Law Dean Michelle Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College

May 2, 2016 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Michelle J. Anderson as the tenth President of Brooklyn College. She is presently the Dean and Professor of Law at the CUNY School of Law.
Chancellor James B. Milliken recommended Dean Anderson’s appointment to the CUNY Board of Trustees after a national search.

Marilyn Nelson is special guest at 44th CCNY Poetry Festival

May 2, 2016 | City College

Award-winning poet and author Marilyn Nelson is the guest poet at the 44th annual City College Poetry Festival, Friday, May 13. Up to 150 students from 50 schools are expected to recite their poems at this year’s event, dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word.” The all-day, all-verse event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Marian Anderson Theater of City College’s Aaron Davis Hall.

Trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm to play at jazz festival, May 5-6

May 2, 2016 | City College

Renowned trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm, who has performed with legends such as Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Goodman, and George Benson, is the guest artist at the 16th CUNY Jazz Festival at The City College of New York, May 5-6.

Kingsborough Community College’s Eco-Festival Opens May 12 with a Keynote Address by Jacqueline Patterson

May 2, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Keynote speaker Jacqueline Patterson will address how communities, making decisions based on principles of sustainability and human rights and well-being, can live harmony with each other and the earth.

Hostos Responds To Ecuador Earthquake With ‘Hope For Ecuador’ Relief Concert On May 12

May 2, 2016 | Hostos Community College

The massive earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16 hit home for many members of the Hostos Community College family with connections to South America, as well as the campus as a whole. Looking to make a difference, the College’s students, staff and faculty have come together as “Hostos Helping” to plan a benefit concert. The “Hope for Ecuador Concert” will be held in the Hostos Main Theater on Thursday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and feature some of the leading Ecuadorian musicians based in the U.S., including the folkloric ensemble Roberto Cachimuel and Grupo Yarina, pop artist Luis Terreros, high-energy Afro-Ecuadorian fusion group Chota Madre, and singer Maribella along with a special appearance by the Lehman (College) Jazz Band. Additional artists are expected to be announced.

HRGJ Event Tackles Life as Woman and LGBT Person in Iraq Under ISIS

May 2, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Speakers from human rights organizations working in Iraq came together for a recent HRGJ discussion on life in that country as a woman or LGBT person.

Colin Powell School’s Chayanne Marcano wins Smithsonian award

April 28, 2016 | City College

Chayanne Marcano, an anthropology major in The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, is spending this summer at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. after her latest honor. The junior is the recipient of a research internship at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.

Tom Robbins’s Latest from the Marshall Project: Donald Trump and the Mob

April 28, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Our investigative journalist in residence gives an historical account of the builder’s dealings with organized crime figures in New York and Atlantic City.

Hostos Center For Bronx Nonprofits Receives $100,000 Grant From The New York Community Trust

April 28, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College’s Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) received a $100,000 grant from The New York Community Trust, the city’s community foundation.

Title V Grant Work Celebrated With Two Days Of Events At Hostos

April 28, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College celebrated two years of the Title V grant, showcasing work produced by faculty, staff and students. The Title V grant was awarded to Hostos Community College in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education.

Musikilu Mojeed, ’10, Contributes to Panama Papers Investigation

April 28, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists member Musikilu Mojeed continues to lead a group of Nigerian journalists that investigate crimes connected to the Panama Papers scandal.

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