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November 17, 2023

It is with great sadness that I bring you the news that one of our students, Ms. Shania Grosvenor, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, November 7. Shania joined the CWE community this fall term after obtaining her Associate's degree at BMCC. At BMCC, she made an impression as an energetic, determined, and caring student. Her early childhood program advisor, Jen Gilken, described Shania as a bright light, who was very successful and enthusiastic during her time at BMCC. In her brief time at CWE, Shania was excelling in classes. A go-getter, Shania… Read More »


September 19, 2023

City College's impressive #11 ranking in social mobility, as bestowed by U.S. News, underscores its steadfast commitment to delivering a high-quality education to students from all walks of life, regardless of their financial circumstances. This achievement stands as a testament to the college's unwavering dedication to providing equal opportunities in higher education. Learn +


September 07, 2023

Inspired to never forget the ones who perished on 9/11, and by the compassionate heroes who helped restore faith in humanity the Pay it Forward 911 "11 Days of Kindness and Unity" began over 20 year ago. CCNY CWE received this random gesture of kindness today - the fourth floor offices of 25 Broadway sent us some delicious pizza from Grotto's Pizzeria. "We said we would "never forget" those who perished on 9/11 and the compassionate heroes who helped us restore faith in humanity. Inspired by compassionate Canadians on 9/11, our tradition began more… Read More »


September 05, 2023

Guest Associate Professor Campbell Dalglish's film, Savage Land, is an official selection of the Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival, and will be screening alongside competitive works from around the world to anthropologists, who will then have online access to all films participating in scholarly discussions through December 8. Storyline: When Custer County Police kill an 18 year old Cheyenne Arapaho boy in his family's kitchen, descendants of the Sand Creek and Washita Massacres take us back 150 years to reveal how the horrors of the past… Read More »


August 30, 2023

The Irish Echo, the largest circulation Irish American weekly newspaper, quotes our librarian Séamus Scanlon and Professor & Patai Program Director's Danielle Zach on a piece on Frederick Douglass' historic visits to Dublin. “Douglass’ visit had a big impact on his philosophy and subsequent campaigns. He recognized that slavery, colonization, landlords, the subjugation of women, poverty and inequality were all part of a continuum of human rights violations.” – Séamus Scanlon. “Belfast’s statue of Frederick Douglass—one of history’s staunchest… Read More »


August 23, 2023

"Attending CUNY City College in West Harlem typically requires students who borrow to take on median federal loans of $11,990. The earnings boost they get from graduating from the four-year public school allows them to pay down the net cost of their degree with 0.36 years of excess earnings, according to data from Third Way. Undergraduates at City College—who can major in mathematics education, architecture, and engineering—earn a median salary of $65,700 six years after graduation." – Forbes Read +


August 15, 2023

The City College of New York is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends CCNY in the new edition of its annual college guide, The Best 389 Colleges: 2024 Edition. Notably, CCNY is listed among the best in the Northeast.  Princeton Review editors praise the school for its “quality and challenging education,” and quote CCNY students surveyed by the company.  The students hailed CCNY’s "broad curriculum,” with special mention for its “rigorous… Read More »


February 28, 2023

Two CCNY CWE students are recipients of the 2023 Women’s Forum Education Fund Award, which supports women over the age of 35 who have overcome adversity to resume their education. The unrestricted $10,000 grants are awarded directly to the recipient for any costs associated with advancing her education. Rainbow Sarah Farr is an early childhood education major. Darresa Rodriguez is an urban studies and public administration major.  A total of ten of our students have won this award. Previous recipients are: Patriece Spann '21; Sandra Serrano, Michelle… Read More »


November 20, 2022

Alaudin Ullah '19 has been pioneering as one of the first South Asians to perform stand-up comedy on national television on networks such as: HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, and PBS. The documentary " Search of Bengali Harlem," which he co-directed with Vivek Bald, had its New York Premiere on Sunday, November 13, at the IFC Center in the Metropolis Competition of DOC NYC. Storyline: As a teenager in 1980s Harlem, Alaudin Ullah was swept up in the revolutionary energy of early hip-hop. He rejected his working-class Bangladeshi parents and turned his… Read More »


November 29, 2017

“The Long Wet Grass,” the film adaptation of CCNY CWE librarian Seamus Scanlon’s award-winning play of the same title, premieres Oct. 1 at Irish Screen America in Manhattan. It features an original music score by Academy Award winner Marketa Irglova. “I woke up one night and thought Marketa Irglova would be best person to write the music because she wrote “Falling Slowly” [Academy Award winner] from the film “Once,” said Scanlon, a native of Galway, Ireland. “As a librarian at the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker… Read More »


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