Mariposa Fernandez

CCNY adjunct Mariposa Fernandez wins $25K Letras Boricua Mellon Fellowship

City College of New York Adjunct Professor of Black Studies Mariposa Fernandez is among the initial cohort of 20 Puerto Rican writers awarded Letras Boricua Mellon fellowships by the Flamboyan Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Each award includes a $25,000 grant. An award-winning poet, writer, educator and activist, Fernandez has been a CCNY faculty member since January 2018. She teaches AfroLatina/o History and Culture, and AfroLatina/o Literature, a course she developed. She is also a member of the Africana and African American Studies Department and the Women Studies
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Dominican Gains in Labor Market Income

Education drives striking Dominican employment and income surge, reports CCNY-led study

Dominicans in the United States have made a substantial leap forward in socioeconomic progress over the last two decades concludes a new research report by The City College of New York-based CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (DSI). The study is co-authored by Ramona Hernández, Director of the DSI; Columbia University economist Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, and Sidie Sisay, a DSI researcher. It is the first, up-to-date detailed study of the socioeconomic status of Dominicans in the U.S. They used recently-released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The average household income per person among
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CUNY School of med, Apollo Theater & partners present “Mental Health & the Arts” conversation, March 8

The CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at the City College of New York is partnering with the Apollo Theater and several other groups in a public conversation, “Healing, Joy and Liberation: Mental Health and the Arts,” on Tuesday, March 8, at the famous theater. The event, which will be streamed live and on-demand, will explore the importance of self-care and how the arts can liberate and heal individually and collectively. Click here to watch beginning at 7 p.m. “By design, our medical school prioritizes all aspects of community health and never has that mission been more important than over the
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Military friendly CCNY scores high again

Home of the CUNY-wide ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) program, The City College of New York retains its designation as a Military Friendly® School for the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® Cycle. The recognition is in the “Tier 2 research institution” category with silver status. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Schools Awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey, 665 schools earned awards level designations in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. 282 were selected for “Gold”
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The Department of Student Life and Leadership Development presents Womxn’s Leadership Summit on March 4.

CCNY Women’s History Month 2022 events

The City College of New York celebrates Women’s History Month with virtual events focusing on female entrepreneurship including an International Women’s Day discussion with Gen Z founders shaping the future of entrepreneurship. Following are the events: March 4, 10 a.m. “Womxn’s Leadership Summit” The Department of Student Life and Leadership Development Join Student Life and Leadership Development at their 9th annual Womxn’s Leadership Summit and embrace the leader within. All CUNY students are welcome. To RSVP, click here. March 8, 5:30 p.m. “Standard Chartered Presents: Founder Talk with
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Division of Interdisciplinary Studies welcomes Amazon employees to CCNY

The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies is opening its doors to Amazon employees seeking to complete their education and advance their career opportunities, all at the e-commerce titan’s expense. This follows the joint educational partnership between the City University of New York (CUNY) – of which City College is the founding institution – and Amazon. Under the agreement, Amazon, through its Career Choice Program, will provide tuition and enrollment fees for hourly employees to pursue associate and bachelor’s degrees at eight campuses including CCNY. “This
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CCNY historian Laurie Woodard

NY Gov. appoints CCNY’s Laurie Woodard to 400 Years of African-American History Commission

Award-winning City College of New York historian Laurie Woodard is one of seven notable academics and leaders – among them Hazel Dukes of the NAACP -- appointed by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul to the 400 Years of African-American History Commission. The body serves to highlight contributions by Africans and African-Americans to both the nation and the State. Hochul announced the appointments in Newburgh, where she also said commemoration plaques would be dedicated in honor of Robert Mulliner and Robert Lewis, two victims of racially-motivated lynchings in Orange County, in 1863 and
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Jazz ace Mike Holober wins American Academy of Arts and Letters music award

Mike Holober, the renowned City College of New York music professor and Grammy Award nominee, is the recipient of the 2022 Andrew Imbrie Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award, which comes with $10,000, recognizes “a composer of demonstrated artistic merit in mid-career.” Holober and 17 other noted recipients of various music awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters will be honored at the Academy’s Ceremonial on May 18. A long-time faculty member in CCNY’s music department, Holober is an internationally acclaimed composer, arranger, pianist and bandleader
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Alumnus Henry Calle is back at CCNY on Thursday, March 3 to chat with City College students about his career at Boeing from 12-4 p.m. at the Career Fair.

Alumnus Henry Calle returns to CCNY to share Boeing career journey

Alumnus Henry Calle journeyed from Ecuador to the United States at 16 years old with the dream of pursuing higher education but had to work to help his parents. It was a chance meeting with a supermarket owner that led Calle to enroll at The City College of New York and pursue a degree in electrical engineering. “Paul Fernandez’s words changed my life at 16 when he told me to register for school and start working part-time at his Mulberry Street supermarket,” said Calle, Class of 2004, who continued to work for the supermarket owner throughout his CCNY college career. After graduating from
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Latino Consul Generals Visit_Vince Boudreau & Felix Matos Rodriguez

Latinx/a/o magnet CCNY seeks exchange links, collaboration, with Latin American schools

With the majority of its students identifying themselves as Latinx/a/o, The City College of New York would welcome mutually beneficial links with institutions in Latin America, CCNY President Vincent Boudreau told a visiting delegation of New York City-based consul generals from the region. “Thirty-nine percent of our population come from somewhere south of the United States,” Boudreau told the 20 diplomats, representing 12 nations. “That means that we would like to build exchange relationships with universities in your countries. We would like for our students to experience the cultures that
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