As Mayor Bill de Blasio Discusses Getting Rid of Gifted and Talented Programs, New York City Residents Are Torn

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education are discussing the idea to remove Gifted and Talented programs from New York City Public Schools, per the suggestion of The School Diversity Advisory Group, commissioned by de Blasio in 2017 to fight the lack of representation across NYC. 

The Year in Review: Tumultuous, Infrastructure, and Purchase

As his first full academic year as president concludes, Vincent Boudreau sits in his now completely decorated office, reflecting on the past to plan for the next days, months, and years at the helm. Despite a seemingly constant battle with budget, he has sustained, if not furthered, his hopes for the institution he’s called home for decades.

In Memory of Thea Hunter: Beloved New Yorker, Scholar, and Adjunct

“To be a perennial adjunct professor is to hear the constant tone of higher education’s death knell. The story is well known—the long hours, the heavy workload, the insufficient pay—as academia relies on adjunct professors, non-tenured faculty members, who are often paid pennies on the dollar to do the same work required of their tenured colleagues,” Adam Harris writes in The Atlantic, eulogizing Thea Hunter.

To the Sum of These Parts, Thank You for Making Me Whole

In the least sociopathic way possible, I have several notecards with scribbled thoughts and unfinished theories displayed around my room. In fact, I considered equipping my walls with chalkboard paint and sleeping with chalk next to me for those pitch ideas that are fleeting but vital. In lieu of this desire, I utilize the notes on my phone – 859 and growing!

Remembering New Zealand: How a shooting 9,109 miles away hit home for CCNY students

It is often in the most persecuted groups that one finds fortitude in identity, empathy, and wisdom. As four Muslim women sat across from each other, remembering the lives and legacies of their 50 brothers and sisters killed in New Zealand, they explored identity, embodied empathy, and spoke wisdom.

Satire: Haris Khan Launches 2020 Presidential Bid

Adding to the already robust field of 2020 hopefuls, former Undergraduate Student Government President Haris Khan announced his presidential bid on Friday, March 22. Khan, who also serves as the Chairperson for the University Student Senate and the only student member of the CUNY Board of Trustees, recently made Politico headlines when he resigned as CCNY’s head of state.

Women and Tables: How CCNY Women are Claiming Their Seat and Pulling Up Chairs

In perusing the following words, sentences, and paragraphs, it is beneficial to know the stage which women stand and perform on today – a stage where women earn more than 57% of undergraduate degrees and 59% of all master’s degrees, but make up 4.8% of Fortune 500 company CEOs, according to the Center for American Progress;

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.

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.