2 Weeks, 17 Buildings, and 5 Demands

In a time where the racial composition of Harlem was grossly underrepresented at CCNY, the 1969 protests served as a turning point for the university. Due to the activists’ tenacity and boldness in both the demonstrations and negotiations, they pushed CCNY and CUNY to open their doors to thousands of Black and Hispanic students, who earlier would not have qualified for admission. [continue reading]

Jannatul Ferdous Brishty: Fencer, Hijabi, Inspiration

Clothed in a light blue hijab complementing her patterned dress and eye-catching brooch, Jannatul Ferdous Brishty recalled the first time she decided to take the religious head covering. “When you first take hijab you do kinda think of things like ‘Will I take hijab? Will it stop me from doing a lot of things?’ I have had those thoughts,” she recounted. [continue reading]

#MeToo on College Campuses

One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college; more than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault; and 63.3% of men at one university who self-reported acts qualifying as rape or attempted rape admitted to committing repeat rapes, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. [continue reading]

A Journey Through City College (Her)story

The world is rich with women who embody characteristics of bravery, empathy, creativity, and innovation. The City College of New York is no exception. Below is a (in no way comprehensive) list of the women whose intelligence and motivation have shaped the legacy of CCNY to this very day. [continue reading]

At the Corner of 122nd & History

“When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven,” spoke Harriet Tubman, revolutionary, orator, and inspiration. [continue reading]