Capital New York, 12.16.14
David Bloomfield, a professor of educational leadership at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, discusses the departure of John King from the Cuomo Administration. “I don’t think the state Education Department has ever been in a particularly strong position vis-à-vis the Legislature,” he said.
PBS Newshour, 12.15.14
Alison Powell reads her poem “The Fields” from her new collection published in March 2014, “On the Desire to Levitate.” Powell completed her doctorate in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2014 and received her MFA in Poetry from Indiana University in 2005.
MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry, 12.13.14
As the racial justice movement to end police violence continues to gain momentum, the LGBT rights movement has turned its attention to a new front in the fight for LGBT equality. Frances Fox Piven, a professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York and author of “Challenging Author,” joins in the discussion.
New York Observer News, 12.14.14
Fewer than one in five New Yorkers are native born, non-Hispanic whites, and that share of the population is only shrinking, said John Mollenkopf, a professor of political science and sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. “By the time Bloomberg was elected in 2001, and certainly somewhere in middle of the 2000s, the white share of the active electorate, people casting votes in New York City, slipped below half,” Mr. Mollenkopf said. “It is getting smaller. You can’t win just on that.”
The New York Times, 12.10.14
David C. Bloomfield, a professor of education leadership at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, discussed the departure of Dr. John B. King Jr. who is stepping down as New York State’s education commissioner to take a position with the Obama Administration. Bloomfield said that King had “fetishized testing” over the quality of instruction.
Gotham Gazette, 12.11.14
Opinion-editorial by David Bloomfield, a professor of educational leadership at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
Diverse Issues in Higher Ed, 12.10.14
Dr. Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology, Women’s Studies and Urban Education at The Graduate Center, CUNY, discusses how college programs in prison dramatically effects recidivism rates among prisoners. “They’re no longer just killing time. They’re actually using time to rebuild a sense of self — intellectually, ethically and in terms of relationships.”
Business Vancouver, 12.9.14
Benjamin Barber, a senior research scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York discusses how the emerging city-states of the world, referred to as “global cities” is a relatively new phenomenon in the history of the world, which are also delivering superior levels of local governance.
Lev Manovich, author and professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY has been named to the The Verge 50, as one of 2014’s most important people at the intersection of technology, art, science, and culture.
Journal of Religion and Public Life, “First Things,” 12.7.14
Book review by Rose Tomassi, an English PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan.