Study with the Best: The City and CUNY

CUNY TV, 7.26.15
On this month’s episode we’ll look at New York City as seen through the eyes of CUNY. We’ll go down into the tunnels and sewers of the city with Steve Duncan, PhD candidate of the Graduate Center. We’ll walk a few miles with William Helmreich of City College and GC Faculty, author of The New York Nobody Knows. Sharon Zukin, a sociologist, also of the Graduate Center, talks about change and gentrification on both Orchard and Fulton streets.


Conference Keys to Restore Voter Confidence Start with Campaign Finance Reform

GothamGazette.com, 7.23.15
During a national conference held in New York City on the role of money in electoral politics, John Mollenkopf, a distinguished professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and director of its Center for Urban Research said:  “The positive takeaway to begin with is people who contribute are more likely to vote. So clearly the act of contributing is an extension of political engagement, it's something people do on top of bothering to go to the polls and public match really incentivizes people to contribute."


Push To Lift Minimum Wage is Now Serious Business

The New York Times, 7.23.15
Ruth Milkman, a labor historian and distinguished professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center in Manhattan, traced the roots of the push to increase the minimum wage to the Occupy Wall Street movement that pulled hordes of protesters into the streets of New York City four years ago. “The reason this is getting traction now is that there’s a lot of concern in the broader population about growing inequality,” she said.


How Our Current Immigration System Impedes Black Progress

City Journal, 7.22.15
Essay by Robert Cherry, Stern Professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.


Here’s Why America’s National Parks Are So White

Al Jazeera America.com, 7.23.15
Opinion-editorial co-authored by Vilna Bashi Treitler, a professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the chairwoman of the black and Latino studies department at CUNY’s Baruch College. Her latest manuscript is “The Ethnic Project: Transforming Racial Fictions into Ethnic Factions.”


Atticus Finch, Representative American

Huffington Post, 7.21.15
Essay by David S. Reynolds, Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Print Edition of Wikipedia to Sell for $500,000

Economic Times (India), 7.21.15
Michael Mandiberg, who teaches at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has written software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out 7,600 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to print-on-demand site Lulu.com.


Growth/Rise in marriages between Hispanics and non-Latinos: Interracial Unions Highest Among Puerto Ricans born in the United States

El Diario, 7.12.15
Annya and Peter are part of a growing phenomenon in New York City: the Latinos who are marrying more and more with non-Latinos. The trend is particularly strong in Puerto Rican women and more so in the US-born Hispanics. According to a study by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Latinas born in this country who married non-Latinos increased from 17.2% in 1990 to 34% in 2010 in the Big Apple. "This is a dramatic increase and a sign that a great change is happening," said Laird Bergad, professor at the Graduate Center and director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino, CUNY. It is clear that immigrants born abroad have a greater ability to marry other Latinos, but everything changes in subsequent generations. This is especially evident in the Puerto Ricans."


Black Students Suffer from Stress at Home, Not Lead Poisoning

National Review, 7.2.15
Essay by Robert Cherry, is the Stern Professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.


NYC Parents Are Satisfied With Their Kids’ Public Schools…as Usual?

DNAinfo.com, 7.20.15
"This follows national data that parents tend to like their individual schools and teachers, but think less of the state of education generally,” David Bloomfield, education professor at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center said.


Yoko Ono’s Gleeful Middle Finger: Chloe Wyma on the Artist’s MoMA Retrospective

The Art Newspaper, 7.17.15
Essay and review by Chloe Wyma, a freelance critic and PhD student in art history at the City University of New York Graduate Center.


Iran Deal Could Spark Arms Race -- or Boost Trade

CNBC.com, 7.10.15
A deal could open the door for the new Iranian government to change the country's relationships within the Middle East "that in the long term, may bear much economic fruit," said professor of history at the CUNY Graduate Center Simon Davis.


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