The City University of New York on Monday announced that it has received a $25 million donation from the Stella and Charles Guttmann Foundation, to support community college initiatives.
The school has decided to eliminate the tradition of calling each student to the stage to receive their diploma as a way to shorten the five-hour-long commencement ceremony by an hour.
Officials told CBS 2 that nearly 80 percent of those who graudate from NYC high schools arrived at City University’s community college system without having mastered the skills to do college-level work.
Two state-of-the-art science and medical facilities will be built on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
An unprecedented smoking ban on dozens of college campuses in New York State was announced Wednesday. In other words, it’s time for college kids to butt out!
“The new center will bring some of the world’s greatest minds together to start to study the technical, engineering, academic, and human challenges posed by our rapidly urbanizing world,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
One World Trade Center has hit the 100 floor mark and is four feet from becoming the tallest building in the city and surpassing the Empire State Building.
There is another plea deal in the case of the Columbia University drug ring.
The vote means an initial $300 increase and $300 more per year for five more years after that. Tuition will increase from $4,800 in 2011 to $6,330 by 2015.
A former professor says she was denied tenure and fired because of a salacious anonymous e-mail sent to the school. It alleges, among other things, she had sex with students.
A new highly interactive map shows that two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels.
Once nycsolarmap.org is up and running, you’ll be able to enter your address and find out how much solar energy your roof could capture and how long it would take to see an economic benefit.
The trustees of the City University of New York have voted to block a planned honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner. The vote came after one trustee said the “Angels in America” playwright had made disparaging comments about Israel in the past.
Officials said a number of new programs are designed to ease the transition of veterans returning to civilian life.
Since CUNY cannot forbid smoking on city sidewalks, the smoking ban will be felt more on campuses with large green spaces like Queens College and City College.
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