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City College presents honorary degree to Michelle Obama, June 3

The City College of New York is to present an honorary degree to First Lady Michelle Obama at its 170th Commencement Exercises on June 3.  The event’s guest speaker, Obama will receive the degree Doctor of Humane Letters from City College President Lisa S. Coico. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m., on CCNY’s South Campus Great Lawn. Read More »
IN2NYC Launch

Mayor’s Office launches IN2NYC program at CCNY

IN2NYC, a program piloted by the Zahn Innovation Center at The City College of New York to bring foreign entrepreneurs to New York City, is officially underway. Read More »
Langston Hughes Choral Festival

Langston Hughes festival attracts 250 Harlem children

A 35-year tradition continues at The City College of New York Thursday, May 26, when 250 mostly local Harlem students, grades K through six, participate in the 2016 Langston Hughes Choral Speaking Festival.  The event runs 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Aaron Davis Hall, Theater ‘A.’ The young participants perform imaginative renditions of Hughes' poetry and fiction. Performances range from choral reading and dramatization to interpretive dance, musical tributes and original poetry or prose. Read More »
Zahn 2016 entrepreneurship competition winners at CCNY

Student startups earn $150K in CCNY’s Zahn competition

Hybridia, VeriPAD, StreetLabs, and Applied Motions are the grand prize winners in the Zahn Innovation Center’s Entrepreneurship Competition at The City College of New York. They pitched to investors, entrepreneurs, bankers, and other experts for a piece of $150K in prizes. This year, startups competed in four categories, including IoT, women in tech, and social impact. The startups have both a hyper-local focus in NYC, and also a global perspective in congruence with City College’s diverse student body. Read More »
2016 Graduate Research Symposium Winners

Grad students present research at annual symposium

Fifteen City College of New York graduate students walked away with cash prizes for their work at the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. The symposium offers students the experience to share their findings in a professional and academic setting. A total of 34 students presented their research at the event, hosted by the Graduate Student Council at City College. The winners and their topics were: Read More »
2016 Valedictorian Andoni Mourdoukoutas

CCNY names Class of ’16 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Antonios “Andoni” Mourdoukoutas, a recent NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient from the Macaulay Honors College, is The City College of New York’s Class of 2016 Valedictorian. Orubba Almansouri, a Yemeni immigrant and SEEK student, will be the Salutatorian at CCNY’s 170th Commencement Exercises on June 3. First Lady Michelle Obama will be the speaker at the ceremony on CCNY’s South Campus Great Lawn. Read More »
Marilyn Nelson poetry festival

Marilyn Nelson is special guest at 44th CCNY Poetry Festival

Award-winning poet and author Marilyn Nelson is the guest poet at the 44th annual City College Poetry Festival, Friday, May 13. Up to 150 students from 50 schools are expected to recite their poems at this year’s event, dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word.” The all-day, all-verse event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Marian Anderson Theater of City College’s Aaron Davis Hall.   Read More »
Marvin Stamm CUNY Jazz Festival 2016

Trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm to play at jazz festival, May 5-6

Renowned trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm, who has performed with legends such as Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Goodman, and George Benson, is the guest artist at the 16th CUNY Jazz Festival at The City College of New York, May 5-6. Read More »
Past CCNY commencemnt speakers

First Lady continues a CCNY tradition

More than 40 years ago, Coretta Scott King became the first female commencement speaker in the history of The City College of New York when she addressed CCNY’s Class of 1971. Her charge to the graduates came eight years after her slain husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had delivered the commencement address to the Class of 1963. Read More »
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Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival set for May 7

The culminating event for an innovative graduate program in educational theatre welcomes scores of young community members to The City College of New York on Saturday, May 7, for the Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at City College’s Aaron Davis Hall, young audiences can watch performances adapted by students in the CCNY School of Education’s Graduate Program in Educational Theatre. Read More »