[Summer 2014 Education Supplement]
Update, 4:00 p.m.: It appears that CCNY's North Academic Center (NAC) has once again been placed on lockdown, with students unable to enter or leave. Protest group Liberate CUNY Front claims a student was roughed up and arrested by campus police as he tried to leave the building. More information a ... More >>
Yesterday a pretty insane video surfaced of David Petraeus making his way to class with CUNY students hectoring him the whole way. We get it, kids. Petraeus did some bad stuff as Director of the CIA. But compared to that crazed heckling, the guy comes off looking positively angelic. See the whole vi ... More >>
This post is being updated as the story develops. See most recent updates at the bottom. A little before 11 a.m., more than 50 students took over Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha's office on the seventh floor of the school. Students say they're holding a vote of no confidence in Bharucha's l ... More >>
On Sunday afternoon, seven mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum co-hosted by the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) and the Islamic Center at New York University. Community organizers hailed it as an historic moment. Nearly three weeks after the Boston bombings--and in the heat of the de ... More >>
This week, CUNY announced that it would be bringing on an exciting new staff member: Former CIA director David Petraeus, who has been named "Visiting Professor of Public Policy" and will start in August. But what exactly will Petraeus be teaching? Public policy is a pretty broad topic. With respect ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Snowbound? Bored? Canceled out of a show? Well, there's stimulating theater talk tonight to distract you. Susan Haskins, the gracious producer/cohost of Theater Talk, regularly invites Jesse Green, Patrick Pacheco, and myself to have a writerly discussion about who and what are coming down the Broa ... More >>
It's just one of those win-win-win kinda things. In 2010, the city began requiring restaurants in the city to post letter grades based on health inspections. That means that restaurants that score badly -- due to things like pest-conducive kitchens or inadequate hand-washing facilities -- have to ... 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.
Occupy Wall Street is in its 13th day, with support growing among factions veering from the "grungy unemployed hippie stereotype." There's the event led by two CUNY professors to protest the treatment of the protesters at the hands of the NYPD (Critical Mass has written they'll join in this rally, w ... More >>
Today, it's advisable that you stay the hell inside again: it'll be a high of 24. Get prepared for tomorrow, which won't even break 20 degrees. Frances Fox Piven is a 78-year-old liberal CUNY professor. She's also now the recipient of death threats as a result of Glenn Beck's efforts to paint he ... More >>
The city is suing a cracked building that markets itself as a dorm for City College students. City College students should be wary. The 21-unit walk-up, which is adjacent to the school's Harlem campus, has 118 housing code violations, including hazardous leaks from the roof, mice, lead paint ... More >>
Lt. Daniel Choi resembles so many other American soldiers in many, many ways: as a late 20s West Point grad who loves his country, a born-again Christian, as a soldier who's served two tours in Iraq, and as a soldier who's been kicked out of the military. But even that isn't the distinguishment t ... More >>
The typical college student's time abroad is used primarily for escaping into lands of legal-age drinking and assorted other debauchery. Cooper Union student Emily Henochowicz ended up doing something slightly different with her time: protesting in the West Bank this past May. That was when s ... More >>
Talk about burying the lede: AdAge just posted an article by Edmund Lee about Examiner.com, the web news traffic-gulag that sources out news stories to hundreds of inexperienced, amateur reporters (or "Examiners"), who then quickly write up Google-happy headlines and accompanying fluff that s ... More >>
A bicentennial tribute to a great American
The reward for sitting through two hours of the first hearing of the new city Charter Review Commission last night was the late arrival of Carl Paladino. The gray-haired real estate mogul from Buffalo with a voice like gravel and dark pouches of worry below his eyes is a Tea Party dream come ... More >>
Governor Paterson says, okay, let's try this budget thing again. Having received what he considered unsatisfactory results from the state senate, Paterson today laid out what the Times calls a "relatively lean budget," which is not that meaningful when you're talking about New York: The sticker is ... More >>
Governor Paterson today ordered an 11 percent cut in the state's budget, which he says would amount to half a billion dollars in savings for the cash-strapped state. "When combined with last year's actions," the Governor claims, this "would result in annual, recurring savings of $1.5 billion." (Th ... More >>
By Tom Feeney Jr. When Mike Bloomberg announced the injection of nearly $50 million of federal stimulus funds into the maintenance of the Staten Island Ferry recently, he issued a press release also crediting US senator Charles Schumer and other members of the New York's congressional delegation. ... More >>
Junot Díaz at CUNY It’s hard to say whether aspiring young writers would really want to emulate the career of the excellent award-winning Dominican-American author Junot Díaz. On the one hand, his hit debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, about a comic-book obsessed “g ... More >>
A fine kettle of all nations, steaming like relations
Phyllis Chesler: prominent second-wave feministand neocon
Bush makes war on the city's immigrant neighborhoods
Young Americans fight for every cause but their own. Wake up, already.
CCNYs Journalism Students Fight to Save Program
Stem Cells, HBO, and Passing Buses Fuel a Fertility Panic
The Future of Queer
Symbol and substance at One Police Plaza
Hunter coach Mike Brown loves the game so much, he quit big-time ball.
Studio on Fourth Floor of 19th-Century Building
Rudy on duty in the Bully Pulpit