Study Says There Are More Puerto Rican Children in Poverty in NY – Video (original in Spanish)

NY1 Noticias, Puera Politica, 5.18.15
Laird Bergad of The Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York talks about child poverty in New York City.


How Big Data Could Reshape the American Workforce

Vice.com, 5.6.15
Lesley Hirsch, director of the Labor Market Information Service at the Graduate Center, City University of New York discusses the “credential creep” that has developed in the era of big data which influences the shaping of the American workforce.


We Know Money is Needed to Fix Amtrak, But the NTSB Needs to Explain Why the Crashed Train was Speeding to Begin With

New York Daily News, 5.17.15
In a Mike Lupica column he probes the Amtrak crash investigation and laments the deaths, include Derrick Griffith’s, who he describes as “[a] dean at Medgar Evers College, about to get a doctorate in urban education from the CUNY Graduate Center, as a way of making his city even better.”


Goodbye Heidegger! (original in Italian)

Corriere Della Sera, 4.17.15
Essay by Richard Wolin, Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger and of Heidegger’s Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse.


Heidegger Thought ‘Final Solution’ Necessary (original in German)

Hohe Luft magazine, 3.27.15
Interview of Richard Wolin about the new Heidegger revelations. Wolin is a professor of history and political science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Heidegger: The Holocaust as an Act of Jewish Self-Annihilation (original in Italian)

La Repubblica, 3.23.15
Essay by Richard Wolin, professor of history and political science at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Time to Reduce New York City’s Stubborn Child Poverty Rate

Gotham Gazette, 5.14.15
Opinion editorial by Karen Okigbo, a research associate at the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies and also a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY.


There Could Not be a Finer Educator: CUNY Dean Derrick Griffith, Who Died In Amtrak Crash, Just Finished Ph.D

New York Daily News, 5.14.15
A CUNY doctoral student on the cusp of graduation died in Tuesday’s Amtrak wreck, the school said. Dr. Derrick Griffith, 42, was a dean of student affairs for City University of New York Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. He was among five victims identified Wednesday. Griffith had recently defended his dissertation in urban education. He was to graduate at the end of the month.


Profiles of Philadelphia Amtrak Train Derailment Victims

Associated Press via The New York Times, 5.14.15
Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, believed in education — for himself as well as others. A month ago, the 42-year-old received a doctorate of philosophy in urban education from the City University of New York Graduate Center.


The Latest on Amtrak Crash: Victims Continue to Recover

Associated Press via AOL.com News, 5.14.15
Officials at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, confirmed that Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and enrollment management, was one of seven people killed in the derailment of the Amtrak train. A month ago, he received a doctorate of philosophy in urban education from the City University of New York Graduate Center.


Amtrak Crash Victims Remembered for Their Accomplishments, Service

ABC.com, 5.14.15
Derrick Griffith, 42, the acting dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, was among those killed, a university spokesman said. Prior to working at the college, he served as the executive director of Groundwork Inc., a nonprofit focused on helping children living in poverty. Griffith was scheduled to graduate later this month with a doctorate of philosophy in Urban Education by the City University of New York Graduate Center.


Opinion: Remove an Unnecessary Bar to Parent Involvement

WNYC “Schoolbook,” 5.13.15
Opinion editorial co-authored by David C. Bloomfield, professor of urban education at the CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College.


The Roots of Poverty

The New York Times, “Letters to the Editor,” 5.9.15
A letter to the editor regarding “The Nature of Poverty,” authored by Jeff Maskovsky, an associate professor of anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center.


Devaluation of Black Lives Starts in Classrooms

Live Leak.com blog, 5.9.15
Opinion editorial by Michelle Chen, a student of labor history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Don’t Call on Washington to Reform Your Police

The Hill.com, 5.11.15
Opinion-editorial by Candace McCoy, a professor of criminal justice at the Graduate Center and John Jay College, City University of New York, and the author of “How Lawsuits Improve American Policing,” in Holding Police Accountable (Urban Institute Press.)


You Can’t Have Feminist Liberation Without Choice

Playboy.com, 5.7.15
Katherine Cross, a sociology PhD student at the Graduate Center, CUNY and a cultural critic, discusses the problem of “choice” feminism. As an example, Cross points to the recent Supreme Court decision preventing women at Walmart from bringing a class action lawsuit. By viewing women as individual actors alone, the court effectively prevented efforts for collective organizing and justice.


Open Access Network: Knowledge Made Public

Library Journal, 5.7.15
The Open Access Network (OAN), a project set to establish a business model for OA in the humanities and social sciences, was the topic of a key session at “Knowledge Made Public,” a May 5 conference held at the City University of New York (CUNY) Academic Commons. The session featured a presentation by K|N Consultants principals Rebecca Kennison and Lisa Norberg, who were joined by Martin Burke and Jessie Daniels of the CUNY Graduate Center, and Ken Wissoker, editorial director at Duke University Press, for a lively and informative discussion of OAN, K|N’s newest initiative.


Why One in Three Children in New York Are Poor? – Podcast (original in Spanish)

Capital Radio (Spain), 5.6.15
One in three children is a poor New Yorker, a proportion that has not changed for 20 years and mainly affects Hispanic communities. Report author, Professor Laird W. Bergad, director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, CUNY, discusses the causes.


How Bad Is the United States at Reducing Income Inequality?

Slate, 5.6.15
Janet Gornick and Branko Milanovic of the Luxembourg Income Study Center were cited by the author for their research on American inequality in a recently released report that addresses how the U.S. does and does not redistribute resources.


Explaining US Inequality Exceptionalism

The New York Times, The Conscience of a Liberal blog, 5.4.15
Blog by Paul Krugman, Distinguished Scholar, Luxembourg Income Study Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Krugman cites the work of Janet Gornick and Branko Milanovic, Krugman’s colleagues at the Graduate Center, CUNY, who have produced new research that explains US inequality exceptionalism.


Privacy and the Profit Motive

The Nation, 5.4.15
Essay by Lawrence Cappello, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the Graduate Center, CUNY and a lecturer at Queens College, where he teaches a course on the History of Privacy in America.


De Blasio’s New Co-Location Puzzle

Capital New York, 5.1.15
David Bloomfield, a professor of education at CUNY’s Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, echoed that concern. “100 percent [school building] utilization doesn’t make sense when the size of any of the schools in the building is apt to change from year to year, let alone in the long term,” he said.


Up to a Dozen NYC Schools to be Merged

New York Daily News, 5.3.15
City education officials plan to merge up to a dozen schools by the end of the school year on June 26. According to David Bloomfield, a professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, “it was inevitability. The system can’t sustain that number of schools. But it’s great the chancellor recognized that early.”


Black Men in the United States - Video

C-SPAN, 4.29.15
Robert Cherry, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY talks about the state of black men in the United States as well as cultural dynamics and economic and educational challenges.


There’s No National Site Devoted to Reconstruction – Yet

The Atlantic, 4.29.15
Essay co-authored by Gregory P. Downs, an associate professor of history at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War.


University of Minnesota Press Gets Interactive with Scholarly Books

Publishers Weekly, 4.23.15
The University of Minnesota Press announced earlier this week that it, with the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has been awarded a $732,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the Manifold Scholarship digital initiative.


Futures Initiative at CUNY Inspires New Teaching Styles

The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Digital Campus, 4.20.15
Essay by Cathy N. Davidson, a professor and director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Books Online

Inside Higher Ed, Library Babel Fish blog, 4.20.15
Blogger Barbara Fister reported that she saw an announcement about the University of Minnesota Press partnering with the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York to launch a program called Manifold Scholarship, which will allow a book to have dynamic and expanded presence online.


To Help Black Families, Focus on Jobs

Real Clear Policy, 4.22.15
Essay by Robert Cherry, Stern professor in economics at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Columbia’s Stiglitz, LSE’s Stern, on Climate Change - Podcast

Bloomberg Radio, The Bloomberg Advantage, 4.22.15
Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern appeared on Bloomberg Radio to discuss climate change and inequality, a preview to a more comprehensive conversation that they had at the Graduate Center, CUNY later in the evening on Earth Day.


Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Winner for Poetry, on His Sudden Fame

The New York Times, 4.22.15
Mr. Pardlo cobbled together a living through a string of teaching positions and is getting his Ph.D. in English at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Manhattan's Towering Income Inequality, in 2 Charts

The Atlantic, CITYLAB, 4.21.15
According to Andrew Beveridge of Queens College and the Graduate Center at CUNY, Manhattan is the most unequal of all U.S. counties with a population above 100,000 people. Beveridge’s research shows that Manhattan’s top 20 percent's mean income is 43 times that of the bottom 20 percent of earners.


Manhattan's Enormous Income Inequality Explained in 2 Charts

Business Insider, 4.21.15
Andrew Beveridge of Queens College and the Graduate Center at CUNY stated during a recent conference on inequality, that Manhattan is "the most unequal" of all US counties with a population above 100,000 people.


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