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CCNY Announces New Course Withdrawal Process

City College has updated its course withdrawal process this spring in an effort to eliminate paper applications, shifting most of the student interface to CUNYfirst’s Self-Service tab. Starting on February 25th, all undergraduate students have received a service indicator on their records with the label “NWD” (Course Withdrawal Not Permitted Not Permitted Without Academic Advising). […]

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New Documentary Takes a Look Inside Higher Education

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In the world of filmmaking the best documentaries that tackle social or cultural issues feature two things: heated debate on all sides and “characters” that resonate and breathe life into the topic. “Ivory Tower,” a new film by Andrew Rossi, which airs on CNN Thursday, November 20 at 9 PM, hits these notes and then […]

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Men’s Basketball Freezes Up Late, Lose at Brooklyn College 66-61

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Despite a first half in Brooklyn where CCNY led by five at halftime, an ice-cold second half where the Beavers shot just 24.2-percent from the court, including going just 2-for-15 from three-point land doomed the Beavers in their 66-61 loss Tuesday night in Brooklyn. The Bulldogs came out on fire in the first 10 minutes […]

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College Display Of Obama-Jesus Painting Stirs Backlash And More

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 City Never Sleeps By Joyce Li Controversial College Painting: A painting of Obama depicted as Jesus was recently removed from a New York City art gallery and is now displayed at Bunker Hill Community College. The painting has sparked public outrage and even support for the artist. According to Karen Norton, a spokeswoman from Bunker Hill, the […]

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Where the Jobs Are, Terror Plot, Help for College Debt and More

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City Never Sleeps By Joyce Li Good news for college graduates!: The Washington Post reports that, employers plan to increase the hiring of 4-year college graduates of approximately 5 percent for the upcoming year. The demand for graduates with an associate’s degree will also rise sharply by 30 percent. The result of an increased hiring of […]

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Private Vs. Public Education? And More College News- 9/20/12

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City Never Sleeps By Joyce Li  Private vs. Public: In today’s tough economy, public colleges may be the better choice for students and their family. Ironically, private universities have had a higher enrollment rate than public schools,  at least that’s the case in California. The U.S. Department of Education reports that average tuition has increased […]

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Soda Ban Approved, College Gone Wild–and more- 9/13/2012

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City Never Sleeps By Joyce Li Tall Drink of Water: That’s what you can drink now that the New York City Department of Health approved Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial ban on large, sugary sodas. The new regulation puts a limit on 16-oz cups and bottles of non-diet sodas at restaurants, concession stands, and other eateries–but doesn’t […]

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(Don’t) Go to the Head of the Class

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Why is Rick Santorum, a man with an MBA and a JD, telling others that college isn’t important? By Ahmad Rouse. Does college matter? Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum thinks the value of a college education has been exaggerated. In response to President Barack Obama’s comments about the value of higher education, Santorum labeled him […]

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Emergency $$$

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Find out ways CCNY offers money to help students with rising college costs. by Kritzie Roberts. Last semester, Chavonne Hodges came “this close” to dropping out of City College. A flood destroyed her home in Queens and almost everything inside, including her schoolbooks. Despite a part-time job, she didn’t have enough money to make ends meet—and […]

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Growing Numbers of “Non-Traditional” Students Give It the Old College Try

Despite a successful career as a real estate broker with the Corcoran Group, and a great relationship with his partner, Christian Haag felt things just weren’t right. “I had an epiphany,” says Haag, 31. “Even though I was making good money, life is short and I had to follow my heart.”  So Christian quit his […]

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Civil Rights and Immigration 50 Years Later

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“There is no state in the 50 states that provides more services than New York — no city that provides […]

Sexual Assault on Campus — A National Crisis

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Screenings of The Hunting Ground and discussions at City College raise awareness by Enoye Uwa Rape has decreased over the […]

Lawmakers Propose Free MetroCards for CUNY Students

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Last Thursday, two New York City lawmakers proposed legislation that would be make CUNY students’ lives just a little bit easier. […]

Understand the Past, Empower the Future

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This year, Black History Month held special significance for my students in Brownsville. Black history – like that of all […]

Worker Appreciation: Cafeteria Workers On Campus

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As we all strive for a better future as bright-eyed college students, the shadows of the working poor trail us, […]

Thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Video

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N708P-A45D0 Ted Cruz is in. Marco Rubio is in. Rand Paul is in. And now, finally, the first Democrat is […]