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An upstate New York woman has been charged with murder after the body of her missing husband was found in a river, police said. Linda Martinez, of Clyde, was arrested Wednesday for the murder of her husband, Rafael Martinez, New York state police said. Rafael Martinez, 59, was reported missing on Sunday. State police assisted by the Wayne County Sheriff’s...

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LaGuardia Community College is pleased to announce a renewal grant of $390,000 from Robin Hood Foundation for the college’s innovative Bridge to College and Careers Program. The program provides free high school equivalency preparation while exploring topics in healthcare, technology or business, to get students ready for college and future employment. Housed within the college’s Adult and Continuing Education Division, the Bridge program has served over 2,500 students, thanks to Robin Hood’s support over the past 10 years.

“We are grateful to Robin Hood Foundation for their ongoing support of our Bridge to College and Careers Program. The confidence Robin Hood has shown continues to serve as a critical foundation of the program’s success in helping New Yorkers make better lives for themselves and their families. Because of Robin Hood’s generous funding, we have been able to offer this program tuition-free, which is incredibly meaningful given the low-income, disadvantaged students we typically serve, and is even more so given the financial difficulties many students have as a result of the pandemic. Thank you again to Robin Hood Foundation,” said LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams.

By providing educational and career pathways for adults and out-of-school youth, LaGuardia’s Bridge to College and Careers Program was designed to address historic challenges of high school equivalency education programs, including high attrition, low pass rates on the HSE exam, and a significant gap for HSE diploma earners in successful transition to college, certificate training programs, or the workplace.

The Bridge Program’s evidenced-based approach to contextualized instruction, where curriculum is based upon content specific to a field of interest (healthcare, technology or business), continues to be recognized on a national level. Basic skills in math, writing and reading are taught using materials specific to the track, rather than generic material. Click here for MDRC’s 2013 report on LaGuardia’s Bridge program, which found that compared with students in a traditional HSE prep course, Bridge students were significantly more likely to complete the course, pass the HSE exam, and enroll in college.

Sandra sitting with her daughterSandra Chevalier is an example of the success of Bridge. The mother of five who was a high school dropout raised in foster and group homes, wished for more than another job at fast food place. When she came to LaGuardia’s Bridge to College and Careers Program, she says staff “introduced me to a world of potential I never knew even existed for someone like me. They told me I could go to college and have guided me every step of the way.” She enrolled in the healthcare track.

Less than a year later, Sandra earned her high school equivalency diploma. She then enrolled at LaGuardia Community College, alongside her daughter, Mariah Diaz, a LaGuardia psychology major, pictured here. Currently, Sandra is a Liberal Arts major at Hunter College.

As a result of the above-mentioned MDRC report and word of mouth about the success of Bridge to College and Careers, institutions around the U.S. have adopted the model in place of standard HSE programs, including University of Central Florida’s Center for Higher Education Innovation and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College ( click here for an MDRC video about the Wisconsin program).

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Robin Hood Foundation has been finding, fueling and creating the most impactful and scalable solutions to lift families out of poverty in New York City for over 30 years. Visit https://www.robinhood.org/ to learn more.

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates thousands of New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.

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Richard and Susan Henley

A major gift has established the Richard J. Henley and Susan L. Davis Deanship at CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

The City College of New York is pleased to announce a major gift to establish the Richard J. Henley and Susan L. Davis Deanship at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. This named deanship is the first of its kind since the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service was consolidated into the Division of Social Sciences to form the Colin Powell School in 2013.

Richard J. Henley, an émigré from Poland whose family fled from communism and anti-Semitism when he was a toddler, received his primary education in New York City public schools. After graduating from Franklin School, he simultaneously earned a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from City College in 1978. He was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Henley currently serves as President and CEO at Healthcare Strategic Solutions, LLC, an advisory firm focused on optimizing enterprise value for health systems, private equity firms, portfolio companies, and other business entities through strategy, leadership and business development. Susan L. Davis, R.N., Ed.D., an experienced healthcare executive, is managing partner at Healthcare Strategic Solutions, LLC.

“Richard and Susan’s gift to the school is inspiring and visionary, and this endowment will allow the Colin Powell School dean the flexibility to select and invest in programs that advance his vision,” said Vincent G. Boudreau, Ph.D., President of City College. “For donors to give this kind of support demonstrates a profound understanding of how best to cultivate innovation, and generations of CCNY students will benefit from their generosity. This gift will reshape the work of the school, and I am profoundly grateful for it.”

The Colin Powell School’s current dean is Andrew Rich, Ph.D., a political scientist who has held the position since February 2019.

“It is always so inspiring to work with alumni who wish to make an impact on the College, and this gift to the Colin Powell School reaffirms the vision of the school as a leader across diverse educational departments,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications Dee Dee Mozeleski, who is also the executive director of The Foundation for City College Inc. “The School will benefit from this in so many ways, and Richard and Susan’s continuing involvement in the leadership of the School will transform the CCNY experience for thousands of students every year.”

During his studies at City College, Henley became interested in healthcare and economics, and he credits the College’s placement office for helping him to land his first job after graduation, at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he held increasingly responsible positions. Over the course of the next few decades, he worked at a series of healthcare organizations in senior leadership positions as a CEO, COO, CAO and CFO, culminating in his founding of Healthcare Strategic Solutions in 2008.

“For us, this gift is about paying it forward by helping to create academic opportunities for students at the Colin Powell School so they can help make our world a better place,” said Henley.

About the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership 
Established in April 2013, the Colin Powell School is home to the social science departments at CCNY as well as the core leadership development and public service programs of the College. With almost 4,000 students, and graduating the most CCNY students annually, the Colin Powell School mission is to transform the nation’s most diverse student body into tomorrow’s global leaders. Half of our students are immigrants; most come from lower income backgrounds. More than seventy percent are first-generation college students, and eighty percent are people of color. The Colin Powell School and City College remain among the most effective engines of economic and social mobility in the United States. The School is led by a faculty dedicated to the highest standards of research and to the university’s democratic and public obligations. Read more about the Colin Powell School.

About the City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.

 

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Two civil rights organizations are suing the New York Police Department on behalf of protesters who say they were roughed up by officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court, also accuses city leadership of doing little to curtail police conduct that...

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The Princeton Review Guide recognizes CCNY as one of the nation’s top green colleges.

The City College of New York is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company features CCNY in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition. The guide profiles 416 colleges.

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability. The company’s editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points in the process of choosing schools for the guide. The schools chosen received Green Rating scores of 80 or higher (on a scale of 60 to 99) in the spring 2020 tallies for the project. Methodology for the Green Rating score is accessible here.

“We strongly recommend The City College to students who want to study and live at a green college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “Each and every one of the outstanding colleges in this edition of our guide offers both excellent academics and exemplary evidence of environmental commitment. ”

Franek noted that The Princeton Review has seen a high level of interest among college applicants and their parents in colleges with green practices, programs, and offerings. Sixty-six percent of the 12,845 respondents (college-bound teens and parents) to The Princeton Review’s 2020 College Hopes & Worries Survey said that having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would affect their (or their child’s) decision to apply to or attend a school. A report on the survey findings is downloadable here.

CCNY also features in The Princeton Review’s “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that salutes the top 655 colleges considered “academically outstanding,” in five zones—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International (outside of the United States). CCNY is listed in the Northeast.

The Princeton Review has published its annual Guide to Green Colleges since 2010. The company is also known for its dozens of categories of annual college rankings, its books, including The Best 386 Colleges and The Best Value Colleges, and its many other education services.

About The Princeton Review 
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The company’s Tutor.com brand is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 19 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit PrincetonReview.com and the company’s Media Center.

About the City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.

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New York City firefighters rescued a man Saturday after a sidewalk partially collapsed, sending him tumbling 12 to 15 feet into a hole. The collapse happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Third Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx, officials said. Firefighters were able to get to the man from the basement of a dentist’s office. The man, who...

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“During National Bullying Prevention month, the University and the PSC reaffirm our commitment to a workplace that recognizes the dignity and worth of every person.

“Respect for every person’s worth is fundamental to a university, particularly to CUNY, which was founded on principles of inclusion.  On behalf of the University and the PSC, we remain resolute in our commitment to a workplace that respects all employees, honors the dignity of all students, faculty and staff, and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment.  To further support our shared commitment to a dignified, respectful workplace, the University and the PSC have agreed to develop a joint campaign regarding bullying in the workplace.”

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The pandemic has forced everyone to get even more creative this Halloween. Instead of knocking on the door to get candy, a Connecticut family has created a buzzer for trick-or-treaters that will send sweet treats down a chute from the second floor of their home. While the Dunn family was not the first to come up with new social distancing...

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A champion of mathematics and tutoring, Dr. Sadie Bragg was an exemplar of the spirit of Borough Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and its mission to provide an equitable and quality education to students. For her contributions and leadership, BMCC will name its mathematics lab after Bragg.

The City University of New York (CUNY) has approved the naming of the math lab in Bragg’s name. A formal ceremony will take place in the spring. BMCC is continuing to raise money in support of the endowment in Bragg’s name. When it is safe, BMCC will host an in-person ribbon-cutting event on the BMCC campus to celebrate the naming of the Sadie Bragg Mathematics Lab. Community members can make a donation to the Sadie Bragg Memorial Fund, in support of the endowment in Bragg’s name (click on the Designation field; a drop-down menu will include the Sadie Bragg Memorial Fund).

Dr. Sadie Bragg, who served as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at BMCC until her retirement in 2014, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Harlem Hospital, New York, N.Y.

Dr. Sadie Bragg
Dr. Sadie Bragg

“We are so happy and proud that BMCC is recognizing our mother and grandmother,” said Alvin Bragg, Dr. Bragg’s son. “She loved teaching mathematics and she loved the BMCC community. May her example and memory be an inspiration to students for years to come.”

Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs, said Bragg was known for her dedication and commitment to students.

“From senior administration to the classroom, she was a well-rounded contributor to our college community – not only as a passionate math professor and the author of many excellent textbooks on the subject, but also as Provost, making sure that the level of service BMCC provided to students was always the highest possible,” Craig said.

Erwin Wong, Acting Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at BMCC, worked with Bragg for many years. He says Bragg played a key role in BMCC’s history, and she will be remembered as one of the greatest, brightest advocates for our students, faculty, staff and the college.

“She fought for our students’ rights for access to the programs and support services that would allow them to transfer successfully to senior institutions and be well prepared to enter the workforce in competitive fields, such as in technology, healthcare, business and education,” Wong said. “She was instrumental in the creation of academic departments, such as Teacher Education and Media Arts and Technology, in pursuing and being awarded federal grants to improve academic advisement for our students and access to STEM programs and cohort experiences for under-represented and low income students, and for securing Perkins funding to provide support for our students seeking non-traditional professions. She was a guiding force in implementing faculty development for online instruction.”

Wong said as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Sadie Bragg was a strong and knowledgeable leader, well aware of the national and local trends in higher education and worked tirelessly with the BMCC administrators, faculty and staff to ensure that our students were provided with the best education and support services possible.

“She was an outstanding leader who was also a team player and would always be supportive of the team,” Wong said. “She was also a strong and forceful voice for BMCC and community colleges whether at the college, CUNY Central or at a national platform.  And when Sadie spoke, people listened. At her core, she was dedicated to family, to her husband, son, daughter-in law, and grand-children,  and by extension, to the BMCC family.”

To make a donation to the Sadie Bragg Memorial Fund, please click here. Click on the designation field for a drop-down menu that will include the Sadie Bragg Memorial Fund. 

 

About Sadie Bragg

Actively involved in mathematics education at local, state and national levels, Dr. Bragg authored or co-authored over 60 mathematics textbooks for K-14 as well as numerous other publications, presentations and papers. She served on committees including the Advisory Board to the Education and Human Resources Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF). She was instrumental in leading two-year colleges into a global dialogue through the International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME), and partnered with George Ekol, a mathematics educator from Uganda, to present at the ICME conference in Monterey, Mexico in 2008. At BMCC, Dr. Bragg worked closely with faculty and staff to meet the needs of BMCC students through Phi Theta Kappa, ASAP and other groups. Recognized for her service to the field, she was awarded the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Mathematics Excellence Award in 2010. Upon her retirement in 2014, Dr. Bragg planned to tutor children in afterschool mathematics programs and spend more time with her family and friends.

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An upstate New York woman has been charged with murder after the body of her missing husband was found in a river, police said. Linda Martinez, of Clyde, was arrested Wednesday for the murder of her husband, Rafael Martinez, New York state police said. Rafael Martinez, 59, was reported missing on Sunday. State police assisted by the Wayne County Sheriff’s...

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LaGuardia Community College is pleased to announce a renewal grant of $390,000 from Robin Hood Foundation for the college’s innovative Bridge to College and Careers Program. The program provides free high school equivalency preparation while exploring topics in healthcare, technology or business, to get students ready for college and future employment. Housed within the college’s Adult and Continuing Education Division, the Bridge program has served over 2,500 students, thanks to Robin Hood’s support over the past 10 years.

“We are grateful to Robin Hood Foundation for their ongoing support of our Bridge to College and Careers Program. The confidence Robin Hood has shown continues to serve as a critical foundation of the program’s success in helping New Yorkers make better lives for themselves and their families. Because of Robin Hood’s generous funding, we have been able to offer this program tuition-free, which is incredibly meaningful given the low-income, disadvantaged students we typically serve, and is even more so given the financial difficulties many students have as a result of the pandemic. Thank you again to Robin Hood Foundation,” said LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams.

By providing educational and career pathways for adults and out-of-school youth, LaGuardia’s Bridge to College and Careers Program was designed to address historic challenges of high school equivalency education programs, including high attrition, low pass rates on the HSE exam, and a significant gap for HSE diploma earners in successful transition to college, certificate training programs, or the workplace.

The Bridge Program’s evidenced-based approach to contextualized instruction, where curriculum is based upon content specific to a field of interest (healthcare, technology or business), continues to be recognized on a national level. Basic skills in math, writing and reading are taught using materials specific to the track, rather than generic material. Click here for MDRC’s 2013 report on LaGuardia’s Bridge program, which found that compared with students in a traditional HSE prep course, Bridge students were significantly more likely to complete the course, pass the HSE exam, and enroll in college.

Sandra sitting with her daughterSandra Chevalier is an example of the success of Bridge. The mother of five who was a high school dropout raised in foster and group homes, wished for more than another job at fast food place. When she came to LaGuardia’s Bridge to College and Careers Program, she says staff “introduced me to a world of potential I never knew even existed for someone like me. They told me I could go to college and have guided me every step of the way.” She enrolled in the healthcare track.

Less than a year later, Sandra earned her high school equivalency diploma. She then enrolled at LaGuardia Community College, alongside her daughter, Mariah Diaz, a LaGuardia psychology major, pictured here. Currently, Sandra is a Liberal Arts major at Hunter College.

As a result of the above-mentioned MDRC report and word of mouth about the success of Bridge to College and Careers, institutions around the U.S. have adopted the model in place of standard HSE programs, including University of Central Florida’s Center for Higher Education Innovation and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College ( click here for an MDRC video about the Wisconsin program).

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Robin Hood Foundation has been finding, fueling and creating the most impactful and scalable solutions to lift families out of poverty in New York City for over 30 years. Visit https://www.robinhood.org/ to learn more.

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates thousands of New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.

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Richard and Susan Henley

A major gift has established the Richard J. Henley and Susan L. Davis Deanship at CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

The City College of New York is pleased to announce a major gift to establish the Richard J. Henley and Susan L. Davis Deanship at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. This named deanship is the first of its kind since the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service was consolidated into the Division of Social Sciences to form the Colin Powell School in 2013.

Richard J. Henley, an émigré from Poland whose family fled from communism and anti-Semitism when he was a toddler, received his primary education in New York City public schools. After graduating from Franklin School, he simultaneously earned a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from City College in 1978. He was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Henley currently serves as President and CEO at Healthcare Strategic Solutions, LLC, an advisory firm focused on optimizing enterprise value for health systems, private equity firms, portfolio companies, and other business entities through strategy, leadership and business development. Susan L. Davis, R.N., Ed.D., an experienced healthcare executive, is managing partner at Healthcare Strategic Solutions, LLC.

“Richard and Susan’s gift to the school is inspiring and visionary, and this endowment will allow the Colin Powell School dean the flexibility to select and invest in programs that advance his vision,” said Vincent G. Boudreau, Ph.D., President of City College. “For donors to give this kind of support demonstrates a profound understanding of how best to cultivate innovation, and generations of CCNY students will benefit from their generosity. This gift will reshape the work of the school, and I am profoundly grateful for it.”

The Colin Powell School’s current dean is Andrew Rich, Ph.D., a political scientist who has held the position since February 2019.

“It is always so inspiring to work with alumni who wish to make an impact on the College, and this gift to the Colin Powell School reaffirms the vision of the school as a leader across diverse educational departments,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications Dee Dee Mozeleski, who is also the executive director of The Foundation for City College Inc. “The School will benefit from this in so many ways, and Richard and Susan’s continuing involvement in the leadership of the School will transform the CCNY experience for thousands of students every year.”

During his studies at City College, Henley became interested in healthcare and economics, and he credits the College’s placement office for helping him to land his first job after graduation, at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he held increasingly responsible positions. Over the course of the next few decades, he worked at a series of healthcare organizations in senior leadership positions as a CEO, COO, CAO and CFO, culminating in his founding of Healthcare Strategic Solutions in 2008.

“For us, this gift is about paying it forward by helping to create academic opportunities for students at the Colin Powell School so they can help make our world a better place,” said Henley.

About the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership 
Established in April 2013, the Colin Powell School is home to the social science departments at CCNY as well as the core leadership development and public service programs of the College. With almost 4,000 students, and graduating the most CCNY students annually, the Colin Powell School mission is to transform the nation’s most diverse student body into tomorrow’s global leaders. Half of our students are immigrants; most come from lower income backgrounds. More than seventy percent are first-generation college students, and eighty percent are people of color. The Colin Powell School and City College remain among the most effective engines of economic and social mobility in the United States. The School is led by a faculty dedicated to the highest standards of research and to the university’s democratic and public obligations. Read more about the Colin Powell School.

About the City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.

 

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Two civil rights organizations are suing the New York Police Department on behalf of protesters who say they were roughed up by officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court, also accuses city leadership of doing little to curtail police conduct that...

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The Princeton Review Guide recognizes CCNY as one of the nation’s top green colleges.

The City College of New York is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company features CCNY in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition. The guide profiles 416 colleges.

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability. The company’s editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points in the process of choosing schools for the guide. The schools chosen received Green Rating scores of 80 or higher (on a scale of 60 to 99) in the spring 2020 tallies for the project. Methodology for the Green Rating score is accessible here.

“We strongly recommend The City College to students who want to study and live at a green college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “Each and every one of the outstanding colleges in this edition of our guide offers both excellent academics and exemplary evidence of environmental commitment. ”

Franek noted that The Princeton Review has seen a high level of interest among college applicants and their parents in colleges with green practices, programs, and offerings. Sixty-six percent of the 12,845 respondents (college-bound teens and parents) to The Princeton Review’s 2020 College Hopes & Worries Survey said that having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would affect their (or their child’s) decision to apply to or attend a school. A report on the survey findings is downloadable here.

CCNY also features in The Princeton Review’s “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that salutes the top 655 colleges considered “academically outstanding,” in five zones—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International (outside of the United States). CCNY is listed in the Northeast.

The Princeton Review has published its annual Guide to Green Colleges since 2010. The company is also known for its dozens of categories of annual college rankings, its books, including The Best 386 Colleges and The Best Value Colleges, and its many other education services.

About The Princeton Review 
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The company’s Tutor.com brand is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 19 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit PrincetonReview.com and the company’s Media Center.

About the City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.

Jay Mwamba
p: 212.650.7580
e:  jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu
View CCNY Media Kit.

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New York City firefighters rescued a man Saturday after a sidewalk partially collapsed, sending him tumbling 12 to 15 feet into a hole. The collapse happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Third Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx, officials said. Firefighters were able to get to the man from the basement of a dentist’s office. The man, who...

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“During National Bullying Prevention month, the University and the PSC reaffirm our commitment to a workplace that recognizes the dignity and worth of every person.

“Respect for every person’s worth is fundamental to a university, particularly to CUNY, which was founded on principles of inclusion.  On behalf of the University and the PSC, we remain resolute in our commitment to a workplace that respects all employees, honors the dignity of all students, faculty and staff, and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment.  To further support our shared commitment to a dignified, respectful workplace, the University and the PSC have agreed to develop a joint campaign regarding bullying in the workplace.”

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A champion of mathematics and tutoring, Dr. Sadie Bragg was an exemplar of the spirit of Borough Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and its mission to provide an equitable and quality education to students. For her contributions and leadership, BMCC will name its mathematics lab after Bragg.

The City University of New York (CUNY) has approved the naming of the math lab in Bragg’s name. A formal ceremony will take place in the spring. BMCC is continuing to raise money in support of the endowment in Bragg’s name. When it is safe, BMCC will host an in-person ribbon-cutting event on the BMCC campus to celebrate the naming of the Sadie Bragg Mathematics Lab. Community members can make a donation to the Sadie Bragg Memorial Fund, in support of the endowment in Bragg’s name (click on the Designation field; a drop-down menu will include the Sadie Bragg Memorial Fund).

Dr. Sadie Bragg, who served as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at BMCC until her retirement in 2014, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Harlem Hospital, New York, N.Y.

Dr. Sadie Bragg
Dr. Sadie Bragg

“We are so happy and proud that BMCC is recognizing our mother and grandmother,” said Alvin Bragg, Dr. Bragg’s son. “She loved teaching mathematics and she loved the BMCC community. May her example and memory be an inspiration to students for years to come.”

Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs, said Bragg was known for her dedication and commitment to students.

“From senior administration to the classroom, she was a well-rounded contributor to our college community – not only as a passionate math professor and the author of many excellent textbooks on the subject, but also as Provost, making sure that the level of service BMCC provided to students was always the highest possible,” Craig said.

Erwin Wong, Acting Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at BMCC, worked with Bragg for many years. He says Bragg played a key role in BMCC’s history, and she will be remembered as one of the greatest, brightest advocates for our students, faculty, staff and the college.

“She fought for our students’ rights for access to the programs and support services that would allow them to transfer successfully to senior institutions and be well prepared to enter the workforce in competitive fields, such as in technology, healthcare, business and education,” Wong said. “She was instrumental in the creation of academic departments, such as Teacher Education and Media Arts and Technology, in pursuing and being awarded federal grants to improve academic advisement for our students and access to STEM programs and cohort experiences for under-represented and low income students, and for securing Perkins funding to provide support for our students seeking non-traditional professions. She was a guiding force in implementing faculty development for online instruction.”

Wong said as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Sadie Bragg was a strong and knowledgeable leader, well aware of the national and local trends in higher education and worked tirelessly with the BMCC administrators, faculty and staff to ensure that our students were provided with the best education and support services possible.

“She was an outstanding leader who was also a team player and would always be supportive of the team,” Wong said. “She was also a strong and forceful voice for BMCC and community colleges whether at the college, CUNY Central or at a national platform.  And when Sadie spoke, people listened. At her core, she was dedicated to family, to her husband, son, daughter-in law, and grand-children,  and by extension, to the BMCC family.”

To make a donation to the Sadie Bragg Memorial Fund, please click here. Click on the designation field for a drop-down menu that will include the Sadie Bragg Memorial Fund. 

 

About Sadie Bragg

Actively involved in mathematics education at local, state and national levels, Dr. Bragg authored or co-authored over 60 mathematics textbooks for K-14 as well as numerous other publications, presentations and papers. She served on committees including the Advisory Board to the Education and Human Resources Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF). She was instrumental in leading two-year colleges into a global dialogue through the International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME), and partnered with George Ekol, a mathematics educator from Uganda, to present at the ICME conference in Monterey, Mexico in 2008. At BMCC, Dr. Bragg worked closely with faculty and staff to meet the needs of BMCC students through Phi Theta Kappa, ASAP and other groups. Recognized for her service to the field, she was awarded the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Mathematics Excellence Award in 2010. Upon her retirement in 2014, Dr. Bragg planned to tutor children in afterschool mathematics programs and spend more time with her family and friends.