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City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism

All pictures on this page I took this during a conference at the Graduate School of Journalism on political advertising in Jun 2012.

The Community and Ethnic Media Initiative & Community and Ethnic Media Initiative & New York Press Association hosted a panel discussion How to get political advertisements during election season

Below and right, Ernest Opong, son of Ghana, publisher of Amandla and
board member of Center for Media and Peace Initiatives and co-chair of the conference held at Rutgers University in Jun 2012 click here.  Ghana click here.

Basil Smikle, a son of Jamaica whose public relations firm helped get First Lady Senator Secretary of State Hon Mrs Hillary Rodham Clinton elected senator and Hon Mr Michael Bloomberg relected mayor is shown below on the panel and speaking with a member of the audience.

Other panelists: Howard P Sturman, Publisher & CEO of Home Town Media Group; Ernest Lendler, President of Branford Communications, Inc.; Evan Stavisky; and David Keisman, Publisher of Manhattan Times. 

The moderator was Michelle Rea, Executive Director New York Press Association, she is the lady on the far left in the bottom picture.

Events at the City University of New York. Many are free.

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Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session

Attend an  Information Session  to learn more about the college, discover what we have to offer, and take a tour of the campus lead by one of BMCC’s Admissions Ambassadors.

All prospective students, parents or other guests are welcome!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about your future at  BMCC.

Sign up now  for an Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session and receive a tour of our campus as well!

Contact Admissions at  (212) 220-1265 if you have any questions.

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 19:28:16 +0000

Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session

Attend an  Information Session  to learn more about the college, discover what we have to offer, and take a tour of the campus lead by one of BMCC’s Admissions Ambassadors.

All prospective students, parents or other guests are welcome!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about your future at  BMCC.

Sign up now  for an Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session and receive a tour of our campus as well!

Contact Admissions at  (212) 220-1265 if you have any questions.

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 19:28:16 +0000

Sign Up Personal Tour of the BMCC Campus

Interested in an individualized BMCC visit experience? Sign up for a personal tour of the campus with one of our stellar Admissions Ambassadors! The tour will cover our Tribeca locations spanning several blocks. Please note, Personal Tours do not include an information session.

At BMCC you will be able to choose from more than 45 different academic programs . With learning options that include evening, weekend and online courses, there will be something just right for you. We offer academic and personal services for our students as well as many specialized success programs . A combination of low cost and financial aid allows most to graduate debt-free. And our students go on to successful careers and/or four year colleges.

Contact Admissions at (212) 220-1265 if you have any questions.

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:43:20 +0000

LaGuardia Community College Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion

To commemorate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, LaGuardia Community College collaborated with LaGuardia Airport and JetBlue on an exhibition on New York City LGBT history at the airport’s historic Marine Air Terminal. At the opening reception of the exhibition on June 14, historian Stephen Petrus at La Guardia and Wagner Archives commented, “The venue of this exhibition is entirely fitting. The LGBT community has long been prominent in the airline industry. Not only that, many individuals fleeing persecution from abroad because of their sexual orientation have entered America through LaGuardia Airport.” Port Authority executive director Rick Cotton added, “The establishment of our employee resource group, PA Pride, is critical to fostering an inclusive environment among our staff.

The exhibition is based largely on the Collection of Daniel Dromm, located at LaGuardia and Wagner Archives. Dromm was co-founder of the Queens Pride Parade in 1993 and is currently Chair of the Finance Committee in New York City Council. LaGuardia students Melissa Osoria and Srija Rai worked on the exhibition as interns at the Port Authority. A particular focus of the show is LGBT activism in Queens following the gay bashing murder of Julio Rivera in 1990 and the rejection of the citywide Children of the Rainbow Curriculum in 1992. Both events led to a surge of activism in the borough and the formation of LGBT organizations in many neighborhoods.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:23:05 +0000

Cocktails & Commentary — Prohibition, Whiskey Wars, & Modern Moonshine

Please join us on June 24th as Roosevelt House welcomes urban historian Rebecca Dalzell and Ryan Ciuchta, head blender of Kings County Distillery, for a novel and far-ranging discussion on the role of the law during Brooklyn’s secret Whiskey Wars, Prohibition, and New York’s now-resurgent distillery industry. Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, former NYS Court of Appeals Associate Judge and President Emeritus of the Historical Society of the New York Courts, will make introductions and showcase Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s role in Prohibition.

When FDR ran for President in 1932, Prohibition was a major issue. The 18th Amendment, put into effect in 1920, was a failed social experiment. Illegal alcohol production and distribution had driven the growth of organized crime and violence. FDR was a moderate social drinker and during a campaign speech he called for repeal, noting the severe damage to health, civic life, and social order caused by the illegal alcohol industry. A few weeks after his inauguration, he signed the Beer-Wine Revenue Act on March 22, 1933. It legalized the sale of wine and beer and created a federal tax on sales. By the end of 1933, the 21st Amendment had been ratified by 36 states to repeal the 18thAmendment while allowing states to regulate sales and distribution of alcoholic drinks. President Roosevelt urged Americans to drink responsibly in his Proclamation announcing the repeal.

This event is co-sponsored by Historical Society of the New York Courts, whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote the legal history of New York.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:05:03 +0000

BMCC Learning Academy Information Session

The  BMCC Learning Academy (BLA)  is a success program that provides additional support and resources to BMCC students to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

As a BMCC Learning Academy student, you will receive:

  • The chance to be part of an engaging learning community
  • Weekly success seminars
  • A personal academic advisor
  • Transfer and scholarship assistance
  • Professional site visits and career exploration
  • Trips to senior colleges and cultural attractions
  • Peer mentors
  • Leadership development
  • Free tutoring
  • Access to exclusive courses
  • A community of peers and faculty

Space is limited, so  sign up  for an information session as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us at (212) 346-8640, email us at  or stop by our office 70 Murray St., room 1413.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:58:16 +0000

Take a Tour Tuesday!

If you have questions about the admissions and enrollment process, visit the Office of Admissions at the end of the tour.

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:29:26 +0000

KCC Campus Tour


Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Wed., June 24 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in room V-103.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up:



Tours take place from 12:30pm-1:30pm

Wed., June 26

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 22:36:05 +0000

Free Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training: June 2019

The BMCC Public Safety Department will be offering a series of a one-day training courses on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation/ Automated External Defibrillation and First Aid on the following dates in June. All classes will take place in room F-801, 245 Greenwich St, Fiterman Hall.

Please email with your choice of which day you would like to attend. Priority will be given to BMCC Students, staff and faculty. Please provide your full name. If you are a student, please provide your CUNY First/EMPL ID #.

Each session will be limited to 20 participants, so reserve your seat soon.

Only one class is required for certification. The certification is from the National Safety Council (NSC). The class is approximately 6 to 8 hours long, depending on the class size.

On the day of the class please dress as comfortable as possible, the majority of the training exercises will take place on the floor.

Monday June 24, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please reserve your seat by Friday June 21, 2019

Tuesday June 25, 2019  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please reserve your seat by Friday June 21, 2019

Wednesday June 26, 2019  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please reserve your seat by Tuesday June 25, 2019

Thursday June 27, 2019  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please reserve your seat by Wednesday June 26, 2019

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:28:18 +0000

CUNY School of Law Spring 2019 CLE Programs

Friday, June 21, 2019 and Tuesday, June 25, 2019


10:00AM – 1:00PM

Current Practices in Asylum at the Border and within the U.S.
(3 CLE credits: 2 professional practice, .5 ethics, .5 diversity)

In this CLE, participants will understand the difficulties faced by asylum seekers arriving at the border. The CLE will review the standards for first overcoming the milestone of the credible fear interview which affords the seeker the right to apply for asylum. Next, you will understand the requirements for winning an asylum case. Lastly, the presenter will address the process and challenges of pursuing an asylum claim under the policies of the current administration.

Prathiba Desai, Esq. (’12), Immigration Staff Attorney with the Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center
Victoria Neilson, Esq. (’94), Managing Attorney of the Defending Vulnerable Populations Program at Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) (Presenting on Tuesday, June 25, 2019)

2:00PM – 5:00PM

Introduction to Family Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution for Non-Traditional Families: Relationship Formation and Dissolution and Family Creation
(3 CLE credits: 2 professional practice, .5 ethics, .5 diversity)

The first part of this CLE will leave the participants conversant with the basic issues to be resolved in Custody, Visitation and Paternity cases. It will also touch on Family Offense Petitions. The second part of the course will examine what tools have been used to work with non-traditional families, mainly from the LGBTQI community in which family formation, creation and protection are not readily included in the standard regulations.

Anthony Lise, Esq. (’09), Practice Group Lead for the Family Law Practice Group at Chaves Perlowitz Luftig LLP
Jaimee L. Nelsen, Esq. (’05), Court attorney to the Honorable Judith Waksberg

**Please note registration is required for all CLE programs. Please click here to register.**

CLE Credits provided by Community Legal Resource Network at CUNY School of Law
This CLE program is approved for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys. Under Continuing Legal Education regulations, CLE credit will be offered only to those attorneys completing entire sessions; attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit. Attorneys arriving late are welcome to attend the program but will not be eligible for credit.

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:44:58 +0000
CUNY is paid for by the State of New York, Federal funding, private donations, the City of New York and tuition fees. It is the largest urban university in the Americas with 24 institutions:
- 11 are 4-year colleges
- 7 are 2-year colleges
- the William E Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
- the Graduate School and University Center
- the City University of New York School of Law
- CUNY School of Journalism
- the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

 More than 260,000 degree-credit students and 273,000 continuing and professional education students are enrolled at campuses located in all five New York City boroughs. (Source: CUNY and Wikipedia)
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Two Marxe Students Win Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowships in International Relations
Daisy Flores (’20) and Nadira Ramudit (’20) are among 26 graduate students selected from universities such as Columbia, Harvard, Duke, Syracuse, and Michigan who will spend the summer months working on foreign policy issues in the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government.

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:58:28 +0000

Baruch College’s Executive MPA Program Earns Top Ten Ranking for “Best Value” in the U.S.
The Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs ranked #8 on the “Top 25 Best Value Executive MPA for 2019” by Value Colleges.

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:56:02 +0000

Baruch College Alum Illya Aronskyy Awarded 2019 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship
Baruch College alumnus Illya Aronskyy (’18) is among eight students across The City University of New York senior schools awarded the 2019 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship for his outstanding academic performance and scientific research.

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:54:22 +0000

  Juggling schoolwork, extracurricular activities, family, and a social life can be difficult for most college students, but with the help of the Accelerate, Complete, Engage (ACE) program, students find the formula to success. Gabyola Rojas ’19 credits the dedicated one-on-one advisement from her ACE advisor as the key to her academic achievements. In three and […]

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 19:42:29 +0000

Battery breakthrough earns Sanjoy Banerjee EPA green chemistry award
At the helm of The City College of New York’s pioneering research in the field, Sanjoy Banerjee, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Grove School of Engineering and Director of the CCNY-based CUNY Energy Institute, is the recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Academic Award for developing “rechargeable Alkaline Zn-MnO2 Batteries for Grid Storage Applications.” The Award citation also notes the important project-related partnerships with Sandia National Laboratories, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Energy Storage Program of the Office of Electricity, Department of Energy, and Urban Electric Power, Inc.

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:10:29 +0000

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown Gives John Jay Students His Best Life Advice
  The keynote speaker for Commencement 2019 was none other than Netflix’s Queer Eye “Culture Expert” Karamo Brown. A three-time Emmy award winner, a counselor, a psychotherapist, and an advocate for LGBTQ youth. Brown not only admires the spirit of John Jay’s students, but he’s also immensely proud of the College’s goal to increase social mobility for […]

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 19:37:26 +0000

Pulitzer Prize poet Rita Dove wins CCNY’s Langston Hughes Medal
Rita Dove, recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry and U.S. Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995, is the winner of The City College of New York’s 2019 Langston Hughes Medal. She will receive the medal on Nov. 14 in CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:16:43 +0000

Research Professor Meredith Dank Addresses the Exploitation of Minors in Nepal’s Adult Entertainment Sector
  With a goal of shedding light on the victimization of minors in the adult entertainment sector (AES), John Jay Research Professor Meredith Dank, Ph.D., has partnered with The Freedom Fund to release a report titled: Prevalence of Minors in Kathmandu’s Adult Entertainment Sector. On June 12, Dank spoke about Central Nepal’s AES problems, specifically in the region of […]

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:28:37 +0000

Professor Evan Mandery Wins Peabody Futures of Media Award for Web Series Artificial
  It may not seem like there is an intrinsic connection between artificial intelligence and justice issues, but for Professor Evan Mandery the connection has opened up a world of creativity, interactions, and thoughts. His 19 years of teaching criminal justice at John Jay helped inform the creation of his hit web series Artificial, which recently […]

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:35:11 +0000

NSF invites Grove School to develop extreme weather response
As the massive threat to coastal areas from extreme weather events increases, the National Science Foundation is reaching out to select institutions to pool resources in response. The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering is one institution invited by the NSF to brainstorm for a CCNY-based center on Smart Engineering Systems for Resilient Coastlines (SERC).

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:59:23 +0000

BMCC Mourns Former VP of Administration and Planning Scott Anderson
Editor’s Note: The following tribute was written by Robert Diaz, BMCC’s Vice President of Human Resources It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and wonderful colleague, Scott Anderson. Scott was a champion of CUNY and Prince of BMCC. He was CUNY through and through. Granville Scott Anderson is a […]

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:18:11 +0000

City College’s Little-Known, Pioneering History in Documentary Filmmaking Celebrated in New Film
One night in 1942, a group of students gathered in a basement at the City College of New York for the first class of a new entity called the Institute of Film Techniques.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:25:53 +0000

Recent Hostos Graduate Earns Internship at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland
Thalia López, Hostos Class of 2019, in Scotland as part of the Hostos Repertory Company’s second trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Thanks to her experience at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the summer of 2018, recent Hostos graduate Thalia López is heading back to Scotland in August to work more behind the scenes. López […]

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:19:13 +0000

CUNY SPH hikes the Heights
CUNY SPH students, faculty, and staff participated in the 15thannual Hike the Heights, a community hike along the “Giraffe Path,” a trail that runs from the Cloisters to Central Park. Hike the Heights is made possible by CLIMB (City Life Is Moving Bodies) a Northern Manhattan community-based initiative founded on the belief that safe parks and […]

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:16:09 +0000

Senior Scholar Lyndon Haviland urges Congress to enforce law protecting health of migrant children
CUNY SPH Senior Scholar Lyndon Haviland penned an op-ed in the Hill, urging Congress to fight to maintain and enforce the provisions of the Flores settlement, which establishes standards for the proper treatment and expeditious release of children detained in federal custody. Children at southern border are facing a public health crisis By Lyndon Haviland June 17, […]

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:44:20 +0000