Walt Whitman’s Health Tips for Men

BBC World Service, “Newshour,” 4.30.16
Eat lean meat, bath regularly, wear comfortable shoes and don’t lead a sedentary life are some of the American poet’s tips. This was all published in a thirteen-part health series. David Reynolds, Distinguished Professor of American Literature at the City of New York Graduate Center and the author of “Walt Whitman’s America” explains more.


Found: Walt Whitman’s Guide to ‘Manly Health’

The New York Times, 4.29.16
“This is really a complete new work by Whitman,” said David S. Reynolds, the author of “Walt Whitman’s America” and a professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, who was not involved with the find.


Takeaways from New York Presidential Primary Voting

Gotham Gazette, 4.28.16
When asked why he thought Clinton received greater support from black voters than she had in the last Democratic presidential primary in New York, [Steve] Romalewski told Gotham Gazette, “I think conventional wisdom is that...she was not running against Barack Obama, a historic African-American candidate, and in 2008 Barack Obama did very well in those areas - the only areas of the city she did not do well in.” It is likely, Romalewski said, that in 2008 there was “a strong connection between black communities and the black candidate. In 2016 that wasn’t the case.” (Maps displayed are based on UNOFFICIAL NYC BOE election night returns as analyzed by the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center, CUNY).


Fun Maps: 2016 NYC Primary Election Results, Mapped!

Untapped Cities, 4.27.16
You know the results of last week’s primary election in New York state but the team at the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York updated the database of maps on their NYC Election Atlas following the election, which we covered before the Primary. There’s even a map to show location of the “purged” voters in Brooklyn. (Maps displayed are based on UNOFFICIAL NYC BOE election night returns as analyzed by the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center, CUNY).


An Education on Charter Schools - webcast

WNYC, “Leonard Lopate Show,” 4.22.16
Dr. Michael Fabricant, a professor at the Hunter College School of Social Work and executive officer of the Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare, and Dr. Michelle Fine, a Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology, Women's Studies, and Urban Education at the Graduate Center, CUNY, will join us to talk about charter schools. They’re the authors of Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education: What's at Stake?


CUNY’s Paul Krugman Says Trump is Wrong on Trade Tariff - webcast

Bloomberg Radio, “Taking Stock,” 4.20.16
Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, discusses the problems with co-hosts Kathleen Hays and Pimm Fox about the growing monopoly power, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, the Fed, and the economy.


CUNY’s Heath Brown on the Influence of Money in Politics - webcast

Bloomberg Radio, “Taking Stock,” 4.20.16
Heath Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the Graduate Center and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, was interviewed by co-hosts Kathleen Hays and Pimm Fox on the influence of money in politics.


The First Step to a Nonfaculty Job Search

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4.20.16
Advice column, co-authored by Jennifer S. Furlong is director of the office of career planning and professional development at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is co-author of The Academic Job Search Handbook (University of Pennsylvania Press).


Foundation Names 33 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Winners

Associated Press, 4.19.16
Another winner, Thomas Weiss, a professor of international relations and global governance at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, is exploring the concept of a world without the United Nations. A leading expert on the world body, Weiss' research looks at how the 70-year-old institution could be more creative and effective. Deborah Balk, professor at the Graduate Center and Baruch College, was also named a fellow for her research on “Climate related vulnerability in the 21st century and the Roles of Urbanization and Migration.”


The Immigrant Languages of New York City - webcast

WBUR Radio, “Here and Now,” 4.18.16
“Everybody wants their children to continue their culture, but the fear is even more serious when the culture itself is not being passed down even back home,” said Daniel Kaufman, professor of linguistics at the Graduate Center of the University of New York. “It can become illegal to speak your language. Children can be beaten in school if they’re caught speaking their language.” Kaufman is founder of the Endangered Language Alliance, which is working to identify and record dying languages.


Director of CUNY Mapping Service Looks at Voting Patterns in Previous Elections - video

NY1, “Inside City Hall,” 4.18.16
Errol Louis looked at voting patterns in previous elections, and how they might provide a clue to the outcome of the presidential primaries, with Steven Romalewski from the CUNY Mapping Service.


The Most Powerful Republican Voters In the Country Are in the Bronx

The New York Times, 4.17.16
Estimated vote totals for New York districts were made using precinct election results from Steven Romalewski, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.


The Battle for New York’s Key Voting Blocs in the Primaries

The New York Times, 4.17.16
“If Hillary Clinton were running against someone other than Barack Obama in 2008, she likely would have swept the city,” said Steven Romalewski, mapping director at the CUNY Graduate Center. (Maps displayed in the article were constructed by Romalewski).


Why the Trump Presidential Transition Has Just Begun

The Hill.com, 4.13.16
Analysis by Heath Brown, an assistant professor of public policy at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.


Don’t Dilute CUNY’s Urban Mission

New York Times, 4.11.16
The merger idea has been around for quite a while. As the City University professors Stephen Brier and Michael Fabricant explain in their forthcoming history, “Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education,” Nelson Rockefeller, who essentially built the state’s public higher education system, wanted to absorb New York City’s colleges into the state university system at the beginning of the 1960s.


Fun Maps: Mapping NYC’s Primary Election Using CUNY’s NYC Election Atlas

Untapped Cities, 4.11.16
Next week is New York City’s Presidential Primary and the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York has updated its NYC Election Atlas for the 2016 Primary. You can find maps by election district of Democratic and Republican enrollment, where Clinton supporters were located in 2008, voting trends for primary voters, new Democrats, and more. All of these maps have further drill-downs with overlays by ethnicity, income, occupation, household types and more.


Method Without Methodology: Data and the Digital Humanities

E-Flux, 4.16
Selfiecity is an interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavor between Lev Manovich, the new media theorist, historian, and director of the Software Studies Initiative at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a team of university-affiliated and independent researchers from fields as disparate as computer science and art history. The researchers created their data set by selecting selfies generated by Instagram users in five cities across the globe—Bangkok, Berlin, Moscow, New York, and São Paulo—with 640 selfies from each. (A recent installation of the project this winter added a sixth city, London, to the mix.)


Weak Oversight Lets Dangerous Nurses Work in New York

WNYC, 4.7.16
"Violations come to the attention of the state Board of Nursing, but where is the oversight from the state Board of Regents?" said Donna Nickitas, who heads the nursing doctoral program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. "I think that's where the lapse is."


Thomas Jefferson, Neither God Nor Devil

The New York Times, 4.5.16
“They’re sort of the dream team,” said David Waldstreicher, a historian at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of several books about slavery and the nation’s founders. “They each bring such different strengths” — command of the archives and of social history for Ms. Gordon-Reed, expertise in political thought for Mr. Onuf — “and they’ve been listening to each other for 20 years.”


Are Trump and Sanders Rewriting the Rules on Money in Politics?

The Conversation, 4.4.16
Analysis is by Heath Brown, an Assistant Professor of Public Policy, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Socrates, Cynics and Flat-Nailed, Featherless Bipeds

The New York Times, “The Stone,” 4.4.16
Essay is authored by Nickolas Pappas teaches philosophy at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author, most recently, of “The Philosopher’s New Clothes.”


Voters Split on Whether De Blasio Should Keep Control of Schools: Poll

New York Post, 4.4.16
David Bloomfield, an education professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, said no matter how voters feel, state legislators have few options. “This will have no effect on the renewal of mayoral control, both because the Assembly would block any change and there is no viable alternative suggested by those opposed, including the Senate majority leader, who’s playing to his Republican base,” Bloomfield said.


Teachers Unions Dodge a Bullet With Supreme Court’s Split Decision

Chalkbeat New York, 3.29.16
“The unions have dodged a bullet,” says David Bloomfield a professor of education, law, and public policy at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. “It potentially could have seriously damaged the collective bargaining position of unions in school districts across the country.”


Jailhouse Blues: Nicaragua’s Take on Prison Reform

Foreign Affairs, 3.22.16
Essay by Jennifer Peirce, a Ph.D. student in criminal justice at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a P. E. Trudeau Foundation Scholar.


AARP Emerges as Key De Blasio Ally

Gotham Gazette, 3.22.16
There are more than 2 million registered voters in New York City over the age of 50, which is the threshold for AARP membership, and 72 percent, or 1.5 million, are Democrats, according to Steve Romalewski, Director of CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research/The Graduate Center.


In Cuba, Will The Revolution Be Digitized?

The Nation, 3.18.16
Essay by Sujatha Fernandes, professor of sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of several books, including Cuba Represent!, Who Can Stop The Drums?, and Close to the Edge. Her forthcoming book, Mobilizing Stories: The Political Uses of Storytelling, will be published next year.


Principals and AP’s Earned $6.9M Last Year in Bonuses Tied to Evaluations

Chalkbeat New York, 3.18.16
An education department spokesman could not say whether the bonuses have had any particular effect on administrators. David Bloomfield, an education professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, said it was unclear whether the bonuses were meant to raise student performance, aid in principal retention, or simply reward effective leaders. “The question is, what’s the intended benefit?” he said. “And is it having that intended benefit?”


Proposed CUNY Cuts Threaten The University’s Timeless Mission

The Gotham Gazette, 3.16.16
Opinion editorial by Randy E. Gross, MS, RN, NP, CNS, WHNP-BC, ACNS-BC, AOCNP®, AOCNS® Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Nurse Specialist, Doctoral Candidate – PhD in Nursing Science Program, Graduate Center, CUNY.


Inspired by Kim Kardashian, a Feverish Legion of Followers Struggle to Achieve Online Fame

The Conversation, 3.14.16
Essay by Elizabeth Wissinger, professor of Fashion Studies, the Graduate Center, CUNY.


Failing Schools Escape Takeover Despite No Improvement

New York Post, 3.13.16
David Bloomfield, a Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center education professor, said, “They didn’t meet the technical definition, but they’re still struggling in the common sense.”


Starving Public Education

The New York Times, “The Conscience of a Liberal,’ 3.11.16
Blog by Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York.


City Council Members to Introduce Bills on HDFC Co-op Transparency

The Observer, 3.9.16
“It seems that the legislation is designed to keep [HDFCs] affordable,” said Susan Saegert, a professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY, who has done research into affordable housing, but she emphasized that the bigger problem was what she called the city’s reluctance to enforce provisions to help them remain affordable.


Marco Rubio’s 2016 Campaign is in Serious Trouble – And Time is Running Out

Mic.com, 3.8.16
As Heath Brown, a professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY, put it, Rubio "can't run to the right of Cruz and — because of his flirtations with the Gang of Eight — can't run to the right of Trump on immigration."


New Regents Chancellor Would Bring Significant Change

Politico New York, 3.8.16
The process has always been an inside political game, but now it has more public interest, said David Bloomfield, an education leadership professor at Brooklyn College and at the City University of New York Graduate Center, who ran to fill a seat on the board this year but was not selected.


America’s Billionaire Populist Political Outsider

The Huffington Post, 3.7.16
Analysis co-authored by John Torpey, Presidential Professor of Sociology and History and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.


Revealed: the 30-year Economic Betrayal Dragging Down Generation Y’s Income

The Guardian, 3.7.16
Using LIS’s household survey data, the Guardian examined the disposable incomes and wages of young families in eight of the 15 largest developed economies in the world. Together these countries made up 43% of the world’s GDP in 2014.


How We Revealed the Predicament of Generation Y

The Guardian, 3.7.16
After a number of discussions with Janet Gornick, the director of LIS at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Guardian travelled to Luxembourg to review the database and develop a set of queries to access the numbers required for the project.


Why Queer and Trans Studies Are Important

The Huffington Post, 3.2.16
Opinion editorial by Kevin Nadal, Executive Director, CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies Associate Professor of Psychology, City University of New York.


Historical Comparisons to a Divided GOP Heading Into the 2016 Elections - podcast

Background Briefing with Ian Masters, 3.2.16
David Reynolds, distinguished professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York discusses the election of 1860 was as divided over slavery as the country is divided heading into the 2016 election.


How to Teach the Students of the 21st Century

CBC Radio, 2.28.16
Cathy Davidson, Director of the Futures Initiative at City University of New York and a Distinguished Professor at their Graduate Center joins host Michael Enright for a discussion about how professors teach in the 21st century.


How Does the Latino Vote Stack Up in Nevada? - video

CNN Politics, 2.24.16
According to report by CNN en Español and CUNY's Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies, the Latino electorate has increased from 45,506 eligible Latino voters in the state in 1990 to 332,268 voters in 2014 -- increasing by more than seven times in 24 years.


Latino Vote: Will the Sleeping Giant Finally Choose the Next President? - video

CNN Politics, 2.19.16
The answer may boil down to Nevada and eight other states, all places where Latinos could determine who becomes the next president -- if they vote in sufficient numbers, according to a new study by City University of New York in partnership with CNN en Español.


De Blasio Defends Warning His Biracial Son About ‘Dangers’ of Police

The Observer, 2.18.16
More than a year after describing how he warned his biracial son Dante about the “dangers” of interacting with the NYPD, Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the comment at an event tonight. Onstage at the CUNY Graduate Center, Mr. de Blasio reflected on the Black Lives Matter movement and the December 2014 remark, which he made hours after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Staten Islander Eric Garner, an unarmed black man. The mayor immediately caught heat from police unions at the time, but argued today that such criticism was unfair.


Hillary-Backer Bill de Blasio: ‘We’ve Got to Appreciate What Bernie Has Done’

The Observer, 2.18.16
“I believe honestly that Hillary Clinton has, in many ways, a stronger platform,” he said. “To all the Bernie Sanders supporters I say, God bless you, because I know you’re doing a lot of good for this country.” The mayor’s remark came after CUNY Professor Janet Gornick questioned his endorsement of the ex-secretary of state, given that “it seems obvious that Bernie is the superior choice”—a comment that provoked raucous applause from the audience. The other man on the stage, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, gave a far less flattering assessment of Mr. Sanders and his policy proposals.


NIMBYS “Impost Cost” on New York: Krugman

The Real Deal, 2.19.16
“New York City doesn’t have to be as expensive as it is,” he said at a talk with Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted by the City University of New York Thursday night. “It is possible to build higher.” Krugman, who writes a regular column in the New York Times and has come out in favor of density in the past, went on to bash the city’s NIMBYs.


Democratic Socialist Talks Sanders - video

MSNBC, “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” 2.17.16
Bernie Sanders style of socialism has struck a chord with millions of voters. One of the nation's leading Democratic socialists and activists, Professor Frances Fox Piven, Graduate Center, CUNY joins Lawrence to talk about the Sanders campaign and what it means for America.


DoJ Files Lawsuit Against Ferguson – podcast

Bloomberg Business, "Law," 2.12.16
Candace McCoy, a professor of criminal justice at the City University of New York Graduate Center, discuss the Justice Department’s lawsuit of Ferguson Missouri.


Prospect Debate: The Illusion of a Minority Majority America

The American Prospect, 2.11.16
In The Likely Persistence of a White Majority,” Richard Alba, the Graduate Center, CUNY, argues that highly publicized projections by the U.S. Census have misled the public into thinking that whites in the United States are destined to become a minority by the middle of the century. That projection is incorrect, Alba suggests, for two primary reasons. First, the census data mistakenly assume that children of mixed marriages where one parent is white will identify as nonwhite. Second, the census sees the white “mainstream” as a fixed category even though the conception of whiteness has changed in the past and will likely change again. As a result, Alba contends, America will probably have a white majority for some time to come. Three respondents engage Richard Alba in this online forum.


Report: Number of Latino Voters Tripled in New Hampshire since 1990 – video

CNN, 2.8.16
The number of Latino voters in New Hampshire more than tripled between 1990 and 2014, although Latinos are still a small minority of voters in the first in the nation primary state, where voters will cast votes in presidential primaries on Tuesday.The report, which is part of a data series by CNN en Español and the Center of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at City University of New York, shows that the growth of the Latino population in New Hampshire grew from 13,000 to 46,000 in 24 years.


New York’s Opt-Out Movement Aims to Influence Policy, Not Just Parents, Here’s How

Chalk Beat, New York, 2.5.15
The organization also recruited some of the current candidates. David Bloomfield, an education professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center who has criticized the board’s recent policy agenda, said he fielded a call from opt-out organizers a couple of months ago asking if he planned to apply for a spot on the board. Though he said they did not explicitly ask him to apply, after he hung up the phone, Bloomfield mulled over the choice and submitted an application.


How to Get More Diversity in Movies: Worry Less About Authenticity in Casting Prestige Pics - video

New York Daily News, 2.2.16
Opinion Editorial authored by Robert Cherry, Stern Professor at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.


Do Dogs Know Other Dogs Are Dogs?

Salon.com, 1.5.16
Essay by Julie Hecht, a PhD student in the Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology training area under Dr. Diana Reiss at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.


The Big Microagression Lie: The Real Story Behind the Right’s Phony War on Political Correctness

Salon.com, 1.2.16
Essay by Alyson Cole, a professor of political science at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she chairs of the Political Science Department. She is the author of The Cult of True Victimhood: From the War on Welfare to the War on Terror.



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