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September 10, 2021
Dear All, The City College of New York (CCNY) has a long-standing commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practices. The senior management team fully supports the policies and practices we have implemented to foster non-discrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. CCNY is enriched by the strengths of the people and perspectives represented in our institution. Accordingly, I continue to be committed to the CCNY's compliance with the CUNY Policies and Procedures on Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and on… Read More »


September 01, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community,​ I'm writing as an urgent reminder of our student vaccine mandate for in-person instruction, to outline the consequences of students not being vaccinated, and to urge unvaccinated students who have either in-person or hybrid classes to take immediate action in one or another direction. I include faculty and staff on this note, asking that you'll carry this message forward in your interactions with students. As we have announced, the vaccine mandate for students enrolled in hybrid or in-person classes took full effect when the Pfizer… Read More »


August 23, 2021
We write to update you on space available on campus for connecting to an online class. We are still working to provide additional spaces and will update this list as needed. The spaces are as follows, with room capacities in parentheses: Library (by reservation only) The Tech Center, including STC1 (50), STC2 (35), STC3 (35) The following rooms in NAC  4/148 (20) 4/157 (20) 4/161 (30) 5/123 (20) 5/150 (30) 6/110 (20) 6/329 (20) Student Cafeteria And the following in Shepard Hall: Rm 51 (75) Rm 73 (30) Rm 75 (30) Please be considerate of your fellow… Read More »


August 21, 2021
Dear Member of the Campus Community, I'm writing to invite you to join me on Tuesday, August 24th at 12:30 p.m. for a Public Safety Briefing on Neighborhood Safety via Zoom.   Over the course of these last six months, there have been some troubling increases in crime across New York City, and in the immediate vicinity of the campus. Our public safety team has worked with the 26th and 30th precincts to provide enhanced security to the campus community, however, protecting yourself requires information on steps you can take to be as safe as possible as you move back and forth to… Read More »


August 16, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, I am writing on the verge of the new semester to talk to you about our reopening posture for the fall semester—I hope you'll forgive this rather long missive.  We have, since March 2020, been struggling to balance two objectives on this campus—keeping our community safe and fulfilling our mission to our students and our society.  Two things have changed over the past several months, and our plans for the fall semester incorporate those changes. The first is that we now live in a society in which safe and effective vaccinations exist,… Read More »


August 13, 2021
Vaccinated and Weekly COVID-19 Testing As of August 16, 2021, anyone entering the City College campus (or any other CUNY site) will be required to show proof of full vaccination (defined as 14 days after the receipt of the final dose)* or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than seven days prior to the date the employee enters the campus. Uploading Proof Vaccination Documentation All employees can upload their vaccination documentation into CUNYfirst.  For information on the process, please access the following link:  Vaccination Verification Under Guide for… Read More »


July 27, 2021
To the City College Community, I’m pleased to announce the second annual “Community Read” project at CCNY. Our project is an effort to pull the entire CCNY community, including our partner organizations throughout Harlem, together with around an effort to read and discuss, a work that carries particular significance to our campus, especially in these difficult times. Conceived initially as a way to welcome new students to the college by engaging them in a joint exploration of a text, we are happy to include anyone on campus who would like to join. Once again, the selection… Read More »


July 26, 2021
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR Dear Faculty and Staff, I'm writing today with an important announcement — we have decided to move the start date for our return to in-person work back by two weeks, from August 2 to August 16, in response to requests for additional time to prepare to come back to campuses and offices.  The decision to delay our return to campuses and offices grew also from our commitment to the protocols for health and safety walkthroughs that we developed in consultation with labor leadership. As you know, part of the preparation for our return to in-person work and… Read More »


July 08, 2021
This memo follows and provides further clarification to Human Resources' (HR) May 13, 2021 communication, regarding CUNY's Flexible Work Guidelines and Remote Work Agreement. As per the Chancellor's May 13, 2021 letter, August 2, 2021 is the date that employees (with the exception of faculty, who are on annual leave in July and August 2021) are expected to return to in-person work, if they have not already done so in some capacity.  Specifically, as of August 2nd, full-time remote work options will no longer be permitted, as employees will be expected to have an on-site presence… Read More »


July 08, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, I'm writing to, once again, invite you to a Faculty and Staff Town Hall via Zoom on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 12:30 p.m., focused primarily on campus safety/re-population/and vaccine information ahead of the August 2nd date when many people will begin to return to campus after the last 16 months.  I know that there will be many questions about the campus that you will return to and I look forward to not only welcoming everyone back, but to answering (along with the Senior Team) questions or concerns you have before August. As always… Read More »


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