“It honestly happened pretty suddenly in a back stairwell of the NAC after our class. I had no clue how we got there and I still couldn’t tell you exactly where it was, but it was fun,” RD, who preferred to tell their story safely behind initials, quipped.
The very thing you hold in your hands rests in an ideology that posits the words of journalistically bound individuals as not only vital but worthy of defense.
Forty-seven years ago in October of 1971, The Campus published an article entitled “Icemen Skate Past Stony Brook 6-0; Tagarelli Stars with Hat Trick Magic.” Decades later, The City College of New York is without a hockey team.
On May 25, 2018, President Vincent Boudreau sent out an email concerning upcoming construction projects taking place at The City College of New York. He shared the main renovations occurring on campus: “Wingate Hall becomes the center for student clubs, workout facilities and other activities; and will become ADA compliant.
City University of New York adjuncts are compensated around the same amount as part-time minimum wage workers in NYC. When examining how a nation, state, and city value higher education, it is inherently imperative to look at the ways the system is treating those that enrich that environment.
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.
These are trying times at the City College of New York. Just as a family who is struggling with finances, CCNY is finding areas to cut back and get a little creative with money-making ideas.
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.
“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.
“It’s not a day-to-day change; it’s a big picture change,” shares Vincent Boudreau, the recently elected 13th president of The City College of New York, while sitting in his office. Before December 4, his door read “Interim President,” yet now, room 300 in the Wille Administration Building simply displays, “President.”