The Guardian, 8.15.14
Roger Hart, a professor at the Graduate Center and a lead author of a UNICEF report on how children from developing countries bear the brunt of climate change, and graduate student Scott Fisher of the Graduate Center discuss alternative approaches in how to involve children in shaping public policy about climate change.
Chronicle of Higher Education, 8.18.14
The Graduate Center, CUNY is ranked number one as the fastest growing public doctoral institution in the U.S. with a growth rate of 75 percent during this period.
The Hechinger Report, 8.7.14
Paul Attewell, a professor of sociology and urban education at the City University of New York Graduate Center dismisses the conventional theory that if “only kids went to more selective schools they would graduate in bigger numbers.” According to co-author Attewell’s findings in a recent study published by The American Education Research Association, this theory is simply not true.
Politico.com “Morning Education” newsletter, 8.7.14
Attending a more or less selective college doesn’t necessarily affect a student’s graduation prospects, according to a new study published today in the American Education Research Journal. The study’s findings question the idea that students attending more academically rigorous institutions are more likely to graduate. “Our results indicate that it’s important not to overemphasize the idea that academically selective institutions, as measured by admissions test scores, somehow have a ‘secret sauce’ that gets students to graduate disproportionately relative to their background characteristics,” study co-author Paul Attewell said. The study also found that a school’s net cost has a slight effect on graduation rates: For every additional $1,000 charged in tuition, the probability of graduation increased by a fraction of a percent.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8.7.14
Paul Attewell, professor of sociology and urban education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York said that “policy makers should be careful not to give colleges incentives for not severing the most disadvantaged students, by overemphasizing graduation rates as performance measure,” in accordance with a study
he co-authored in the American Education Research Journal.
Center for Digital Education, 8.6.14
At The Graduate Center, CUNY, a new CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization will be the hub for work on data sets from cultural institutions. Data visualization involves creating visual ways to understand and interact with data such as Instagram pictures, which researchers including The Graduate Center's Lev Manovich did in their Phototrails
project of 2.5 million Instagram photos from 13 cities around the world. Staff at the new center will help the employees of cultural institutions, including the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art, to visualize their holdings.
Gotham Gazette, 8.5.14
Digital mapping of pay phone density in New York City was prepared by the Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center.
Metro.us New York, 8.4.14
Student and R train rider Michelle Johnson developed an infographic to track these languages for her capstone project in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Matthew Gold, associate professor of English and digital humanities at the Graduate Center explains how a new digital center
will collaborate in its scholarly work on unique datasets with iconic cultural institutions to include the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
New York Observer, 7.30.14
Setha Low questions what is being done with all the data being collected by a growing “surveillance state.” “Nobody knows essentially what’s going to happen with all the data,” said Setha Low, a professor of anthropology and psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.