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Poet Rita Dove

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. Read More »
Andrea Weiss named Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities and the Arts

Andrea Weiss named Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities and the Arts

Media and Communication Arts professor Andrea Weiss has been named the 2019-20 Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities and the Arts, Dean Erec Koch announced in May. Read More »

Mason Starkweather award funds CCNY junior’s summer LGBTQIA study

Summer is taking on a significant new meaning for City College of New York junior Khenya Makena this year. As the 2019 Blanche Mason Starkweather award recipient, the electronic design and multimedia major is spending the holiday on both east and west coasts engaged in humanistic research to benefit the LGBTQIA community. Read More »
Cinema and Sanctuary

CUNY's City College presents the culminating spring event in "The Year of Film" with the world premiere of Dave Davidson's "Cinema and Sanctuary"

One of the best kept secrets in the history of film is the fact that The City College of New York (CCNY) is the birthplace of the first documentary film school in the United States. As early as 1934, student members of the aptly named Film and Sprockets Society were rolling out motion pictures at CCNY. However, it was in 1941, with the arrival of pioneering Dadaist and filmmaker Hans Richter that the Institute of Film Techniques, CCNY’s first formal filmmaking program founded by Irving Jacoby, became a film school. Read More »
Nicole Sealey

Visiting poet Nicole Sealey wins Rome Prize for Literature

City College visiting poet Nicole Sealey has been awarded the Rome Prize for Literature by the American Academy in Rome, which seeks to support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. Sealey, the 2018-2019 Doris Lippman Visiting Poet at CCNY, will receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of five to eleven months at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome. The Rome Prizes were awarded to thirty American and six Italian artists and scholars on April 9 at Cooper Union in New York. Read More »
Miles Davis

“Year of Film” brings Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis docu to CCNY

As part of The City College of New York’s “Year of Film” observance, producer and director Stanley Nelson, a 1976 alumnus, returned to his alma mater to offer a sneak preview of his latest documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.” Read More »
1969 Open Admissions Protest

50 years later, CCNY remembers pivotal protest

In commemoration of a transformational event in the institution’s 172-year history, The City College of New York’s Black Studies Program hosts   discussions and a walk April 16-18 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 protest that led to open admissions. Read More »
Poets and City College faculty Estha Weiner and David Groff to read at 47th annual poetry festival

47th annual CCNY poetry festival convenes May 3

New York’s longest-running poetry celebration, the annual City College Poetry Festival, will take place on Friday, May 3, at the college’s Harlem campus. CCNY’s own accomplished faculty members David Groff and Estha Weiner will be the featured guest poets. Read More »
BIC student Roxie Xie lands prestigious advertising internship.

BIC student nabs prestigious advertising internship

Roxie Xie, a first year student in the Branding and Integrated Communications (BIC) master’s program, has been selected to be a strategy intern as part of the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ (4A's) prestigious Multi-Cultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). The 4A’s is the leading authority representing the marketing communications agency business. Read More »
Fulbright Award Albert Connolly_2019

Graduating senior Albert Connolly wins Fulbright to Colombia

Albert Connolly, a Spanish language major in the Macaulay Honors Program at The City College of New York, is the winner of a 2019-2020 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award to Colombia. The competitive national award is administered by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Read More »


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