Four Folded Square Alphabet Letters from the Fletcher Benton: The Alphabet series are on permanent display at CCNY. Photo: Dr. Yoel Haller (left) and Eva Haller (right), who gifted the letters to the college.

Sculptor Fletcher Benton’s letters from The Alphabet series on display at CCNY

Four Folded Square Alphabet Letters from the Fletcher Benton: The Alphabet series are on permanent display at The City College of New York’s south campus. Known as one of America’s leading sculptors, the late artist’s style consisted of cutting, folding and realigning two-dimensional sheets of steel into three-dimensional objects that seem to defy gravity. Gifted to the college in 2013 by Eva Haller, who attended City College from 1954-1955, and her husband Dr. Yoel Haller, the letters spell out CCNY and were estimated to be worth $500,000 at the time. Haller, a philanthropist, activist and
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NYC Schools Education Chancellor David Banks

CCNY hosts “A Conversation with David Banks: The Vision for NYC Public Schools,” April 28

David C. Banks, who as Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education heads the largest school system in the nation, speaks at The City College of New York on Thursday, April 28. The Chancellor will present his vision for the city’s more than 1,700 schools and little more than a million students in his talk entitled: “A Conversation with David Banks: The Vision for NYC Public Schools.” The invitation-only event starts at 5 p.m. in CCNY’s Great Hall, located in Shepard Hall. CCNY Provost Tony Liss will be the moderator. Banks assumed the office of Chancellor on Jan. 1, 2022, becoming
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CCNY-MSK Community Health Expo on April 23 followed by CCNY's Movie Night "Disney's Encanto."

CCNY-MSK Partnership hosts Harlem Community Health Expo on April 23

The CCNY-MSK Partnership, a partnership between The City College of New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is hosting a Harlem Community Health Expo. The expo is on Saturday, April 23 from 1-5 p.m. and includes health information, cancer and dental screenings, COVID-19 information, nutritional information as well as health and wellness classes. In case of rain, events are postponed to a later date. Events take place outside on CCNY’s south campus at 135th Street and Convent Avenue. The expo is followed by a free movie screening of “Encanto” from 7:30-9:30 p.m., which also takes
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Norman & Harriet Klein Fund CCNY Scholarship

CCNY announces the Norman Klein graduate scholarship

A new endowed scholarship, the Norman Klein Scholarship, has been created to support graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The City College of New York. The scholarship, which is pending CUNY Board of Trustees approval, will provide expenses for recipients, which may include tuition and fees, as well as support for students to participate in national project competitions. The first Norman Klein (1958 & 1961) Scholarship will be awarded in the 2022/2023 academic year. The scholarship has been established by Norman Klein, who graduated from CCNY with a BS in 1958, and
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2022 Val_Rose Mary Biju and Sal_Ali Khalil

Indian immigrant Rose Mary Biju is CCNY Class of 2022 Valedictorian; Egyptian-born Ali Khalil is Salutatorian

Rose Mary Biju, a summa cum laude graduate of the Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program with a 3.96 GPA, is The City College of New York’s Class of 2022 Valedictorian. Ali Khalil, who is graduating summa cum laude with a 3.91 GPA and BS in biology, is the Salutatorian. Both Biju and Khalil are immigrant members of a CCNY student body ranked among the most diverse in the nation by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The Valedictorian and her Indian family emigrated to the U.S. when she was eight, while the Salutatorian arrived in New York from Egypt in 2016, barely speaking
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Luis Moreno Ocampo

Former ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo is CCNY human rights conference keynote speaker, April 20

As war rages in Eastern Europe, The City College of New York welcomes Luis Moreno Ocampo, founding and former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), as the keynote speaker at a timely conference on human rights, April 20-22. The Argentine-born Moreno Ocampo will discuss “War and Justice in the 21st Century” at the start of CCNY’s second annual Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference. His talk, both virtual and in-person, starts 6 p.m. on April 20, in the City College Downtown auditorium at 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan. Click here for the Zoom link. Other
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Sy and Laurie Sternberg

CCNY establishes new endowed professorship to advance student leadership

The City College of New York is pleased to announce the establishment of the Sternberg Family Professor of Leadership at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. The endowed professorship is a gift from Seymour (Sy) Sternberg ’65, ’10 (hon.) and Laurie Sternberg and honors the late General Colin Powell. The Sternbergs originally established the Sternberg Lecture in Public Service at the Colin Powell School in 2014. It is designed to foster conversations about relevant public and policy related discussions and will be continued under the auspice of this new endowed professorship
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Max Sehaumpai_2022 Goldwater Scholar

CCNY double major Max Sehaumpai wins 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Max Sehaumpai, a junior pursuing a double major in applied mathematics and computer science, is the recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He’s the sixth City College of New York undergraduate in seven years to be recognized nationally by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The federally funded scholarship is America’s premier award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who
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Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts is featured poet at milestone CCNY Poetry Festival, May 6

Celebrated poet, memoirist and educator Reginald Dwayne Betts is the featured poet at the 50th annual City College Poetry Festival on May 6 in CCNY’s Marian Anderson Theater. Dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word,” New York’s longest-running poetry celebration will also include Ukrainian essayist and translator Vasyl Makhno as guest poet. The all-day event that features budding poets from up to 50 public schools, runs from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. "The City College Poetry Festival is the democratic voice of poetry in New York City public schools,” said Pamela Laskin, a lecturer in CCNY’s English
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Charles B. Rangel

CCNY-based Charles B. Rangel Infrastructure Workforce Initiative kicks off with $1.5M in Fed support

In a political career spanning 46 years, retired U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel was a trailblazer who left the House of Representatives with a huge legacy in his relentless push for inner city development. Five years after leaving the House in 2017, Rangel’s mission continues with the launch of the Charles B. Rangel Infrastructure Workforce Initiative (RIWI) at The City College of New York. The program, which aims to address the lack of modern infrastructure jobs in Rangel’s old congressional district, gets underway with $1.5 million in federal funding. CUNY had earlier allotted $400,000
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