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November 29, 2022
This memo serves as a reminder of the importance of the timely submission of timesheets.  Timesheets are required by the College and CUNY and are an important accounting tool for recording the hours employees work.  Timesheets also allow for effective and accurate tracking of employees’ time and leave balances.  It is the responsibility of the Office of Human Resources Time and Leave Unit to ensure the College is in compliance with CUNY’s requirement that complete and accurate timesheets are on file for all employees. Accordingly, all staff who submit timesheets through eCT (… Read More »


November 21, 2022
Dear Friends, It's Karaoke time! Some of you cheer. Some of you groan. But really, what better way can there be to mark the start of the holiday season than a gathering that highlights the talent (or the audacity) of your colleagues? And what holiday gift can be more sweet than the discovery of a hidden talent in someone who works down the hall from you? At any rate, by now it's a tradition, and like fruitcake or cranberry sauce, whether or not you like it is actually beside the point. Ah: tradition! Seriously, I'm really happy to invite you all to the CCNY Holiday Karaoke… Read More »


November 15, 2022
Dear CCNY Community, Faith is a common thread among people of all backgrounds, and here at CCNY, we want people from all faiths to feel welcome on campus. Recognizing the need to provide a place where the campus community can pray, meditate, or reflect, the college has identified a Multi-faith, Meditation Prayer Space for students, staff, and faculty members to use on campus. The room is a neutral space designed to provide the opportunity to practice faith and spirituality freely and comfortably. The space will be used for prayer and meditation and quiet reflection. The… Read More »


November 01, 2022
Dear Members of the Campus Community, I've expressed, in other campus outreaches, my great pleasure in being able to participate in the resumption of our on-campus life. Following months of social isolation, the repopulation of our buildings and grounds by students, faculty and staff is an undiluted joy, and I hope you share with me that pleasure.  But our reunion is not without difficulties. We now meet one another in a moment of substantially rising social anxiety, without the assistance of practiced and smooth social interaction. Some of the anxiety lies rooted in the… Read More »


October 28, 2022
CUNY will provide up to 3 hours of paid leave for the purpose of voting in most local or federal elections, to employees who are registered to vote. This leave can be taken at the beginning or the end of the work day.  Employees who need time off to vote must notify their supervisor at least two (2) working days prior to the Election Day. Employees requesting leave under this policy should comply with the following requirements: Notify your supervisor at least two (2) working days prior to the Election Day. Coordinate the time off with your supervisor (i.e., arrive up to… Read More »


September 29, 2022
Dear City College Community, Last week, we announced that Peter Baptiste was leaving CCNY.  Today, I’m pleased to spread the word that Euda Gary has joined the team in my office, taking on many of the responsibilities that had formerly fallen to Peter. Euda will be working to keep my schedule and also to manage reception activity.  You will begin seeing her email on cc lines starting today–it’s EGary@ccny.cuny.edu .  Please copy her in on messages sent to my office.  I know you’ll join me in making her welcome on our campus.    Sincerely, Vince… Read More »


September 09, 2022
To the City College Community, I’m pleased to announce the third annual “Community Read” project at CCNY. Our project is an effort to pull the entire CCNY community, including our partner organizations throughout Harlem, together 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 committee… Read More »


August 25, 2022
Dear Members of the City College Community, I'm thrilled to be able to welcome our community back to the campus and excited every day to see all of you filtering through our gates and into our buildings, and down our hallways. It's been a long and difficult journey back to where we are now, and while we can't claim to have put the pandemic entirely in the rearview mirror, we now have better tools to cope with what it may still have in store for us. Managing the campus over these past years has always been a balancing act, and I've tried to think of it that way. On the one hand… Read More »


August 01, 2022
Dear Colleagues, I am sorry to share the news that Professor Paul Oppenheimer, who taught at CCNY for over 50 years, has passed away. Paul was a fixture in the English department for the years of his service, working across the mediums of poetry, expositional writing and academic criticism. Emails I’ve received from his colleagues remark on his wit, his warmth, and his commitment  to clear and rigorous thinking. He was also revered for the leadership and mentoring he provided to junior colleagues over the course of his decades of service. Truly, those who work and study at CCNY’… Read More »


July 25, 2022
Dear Members of the City College Community, It is my sad duty to relate the news that Professor Jamaal Manassah passed away recently. Professor Manassah was a City College institution, renowned for his research in Electrical Engineering, theoretical physics and photonics and for his leadership and standing in Electrical Engineering and in the Grove School. We will also remember him for his persistent and impassioned defense of faculty governance, both during his years of service as the President of the Faculty Senate, and in the time since. Professor Manassah completed his… Read More »


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