One of the law professors named to an advisory council in connection with the independent federal monitor of the police department's stop and frisk strategy says she laughed out loud when she saw today's New York Post story which dubbed the panel a bunch of "clowns."
Student activists say rising loan rates ARE a distraction from the real problem of unaffordable college degrees
More than half of all college instructors are now part-time adjuncts, with low pay and no job security. Is the two-tier faculty system harming students, too?
It has become a safe assumption that otherwise liberal and open-minded New York politicians will make an exception for Israel. Case in point: 10 members of the New York City Council have declared that they support academic freedom, just not the freedom of public universities to host events that do n ... More >>
This hoard of meat and fritters sets you back only $7. For 15 years, one of my favorite Brooklyn restaurants was Yo Yo Fritaille, a Haitian spot on Nostrand Avenue somewhere south of Church. "Restaurant" is a bit of an exaggeration: The place consisted of a single large drafty room that looked lik ... More >>
Barbra's half sister Roslyn Kind has a strong, lovely voice, which she applied to a series of standards at Brooklyn College the other night--everything from "All That Jazz" to "Losing My Mind" to "Meadowlark" and beyond. And she's funny, too. Roslyn remarked, "Apple created the best phone ever, an ... More >>
A sumptuous singer and a really fun person, Roslyn Kind is coming to Brooklyn College for a concert on Saturday April 28 at 8 PM, accompanied by piano. On imdb, it says she's Barbra Streisand's half sister, James Brolin's sister-in-law, Josh Brolin's stepaunt, and Elliot Gould's ex-sister in-law, ... More >>
Gennady Kolker (The Nation Magazine)/TwitterHundreds, if not thousands of college students gathered at Union Square yesterday for a mass student walk in tandem with Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action and they had choice words for the establishment that keeps them drowning in debt and without ... More >>
The Real Estate Board of New York, a powerful developers' trade association, is trying to get the city to change a 1975 law requiring privately-owned public spaces to be open 24/7. REBNY hasn't yet submitted a proposal to the city, but following reports of REBNY's plans, there's been somethin ... More >>
Last week, we had the opportunity discuss our Voice feature story "The White Mayor's Burden" on Brian Vines's BCAT show Intersect. Vines invited us to join Dr. Noel Anderson of Brooklyn College to talk about Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's initiative.
Can Jame Franco write, too?
The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" survey has just come out (are you paying attention, helicopter parents?!), and it turns out that New York City has some of the most depressed college kids in the nation. Whatta town!
via the PostIcelyn Garcia with LouieMost people probably don't even know it's a law to keep traveling pups in doggie bags on the subway, since dog owners carry them around as though they're cute to everyone (they're not). One Brooklyn College accounting student learned a tough lesson from a pu ... More >>
The Golden Palominos reunite for Electric Literature
Some people treat livery cabs like prey. The NYPD says these two guys have been hailing liveries, ordering them to locations near Brooklyn College like Clarendon Road and East 37th Street, and upon arrival robbing the drivers with a gun. They've hit at least nine livery drivers this way. If ... More >>
Give me a quarter . . . I'll tell you your fortune
Some time ago we looked at some of the member items state senators requested in Albany. Impressive, but petty cash compared to what they spend in D.C. A group called Washington Watch -- yeah, they're libertarians (i.e. wingnuts with weed), but we'll take our thrills where we can get them -- has a ... More >>
We'll give it a shot, anyway. The Mayor is going to give this annual speech today at Brooklyn College. Let's begin: 1:21 p.m. Brooklyn borough president/buffoon Marty Markowitz tells a few jokes. He has "declared Brooklyn a Republic," but collegially tells Queens beep Helen Marshall that "whatever ... More >>
Under 23-hour lockdown here, an innocent American is a Bush "dark side" legacy
City leaders want kids out of large schools and into smaller ones. Now one Brooklyn high school is fighting the mandate to close its doors.
Talking with Marni Kotak, Brooklyn College student and censored artist
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The bill of rights for black men
Noah Creshevsky's crazy, disorienting, hyper-real Alice in Wonderland sonic mayhem
A fearless new generation of Off-Broadway playwrights establishes downtown beachheads
A Testimonial to My Teacher
The Best Scripts Not Yet Mounted on a New York Stage
Choreographers Inspire Other Artists to Electronic Experiments
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