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January 08, 2021
Dear Faculty and Staff, In the continued effort to fight COVID-19 and move New York Forward, the State is mobilizing operations in support to get the vaccine to New Yorkers. To achieve the mission, it is critical that we assist in providing staffing support from employees with various clinical, emergency response, and administrative experience, including but not limited to the following: Paramedics EMTs Volunteer Firefighters Licensed Practical Nurses Registered Nurses Nurse Practitioners Physicians or Physicians Assistants POD Managers Planning/Logistics leads… Read More »


January 06, 2021
It's January 6th, and across the room from me, C-SPAN is describing the attack on the US Capitol building. So, I'm typing in a moment of profound, unprecedented uncertainty. Without a doubt, the specific conflict in the Capitol Building will be short-lived, even if it has shattered norms that have stood the test of decades. But I'm worried— we should all be worried—by the shattering of the civic bonds that hold our nation together.   I've often thought of City College—and described it—as a foundational institution of democracy. When I say that, I'm usually thinking about social… Read More »


December 15, 2020
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 »


November 24, 2020
Dear City College Community, "My thanksgiving is perpetual." -Henry David Thoreau Even today, the City College landscape in my mind’s eye is filled with all of you—students, staff, and faculty working as we have for generations to change society by changing lives. It’s a heartening image, something to buoy the spirit against the reality of buildings that still stand mostly empty, leaves drifting uninterrupted by-passing feet or groups lingering in conversation. This is a moment, each year when the ancestral memory of harvest and the impulse to celebrate before winter’s dark… Read More »


October 23, 2020
I write to present a new procedure by which members of our community with exceptional needs can apply for regular, semester-long, access to campus. The procedures for single-day and research-related access as well as access for hybrid or in-person classes remain unchanged. The new procedure is meant only for those with exceptional circumstances that prevent them from working remotely. Applications for access will be reviewed by a recently convened Reopening Review Board (RRB). To apply for access, prepare a short proposal with a strong justification, describing the location and… Read More »


October 22, 2020
We are happy to announce that IT has provided us with software that integrates the Everbridge health screening app with the building access rights database. Effective on Monday October 26, you will be able to enter a building by showing the appropriate "badge" on your phone (or paper or any device), with no cross checking of names on an access list. You will still use the Everbridge screening app, and access privileges are still granted in the same way through the online request system, but after filling out the Everbridge health screen, you will receive an e-mail from CCNY APPS … Read More »


October 21, 2020
Dear Members of the City College Community, It has been awhile since we've had the chance to gather in a Town Hall format. With the rapid changes confronting our community on an almost daily basis, I thought it was time that we got together. I am therefore inviting you to participate in a Zoom Town Hall on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 12:30 PM. I look forward to seeing you all there and to addressing your questions and concerns. Here are the details for the Zoom access: Topic: President Boudreau's Virtual Town Hall Time: Oct 29, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)… Read More »


September 11, 2020
Dear Members of the City College Community, I’ve had some difficulty thinking about what to write as a way of welcoming you to the new academic year.  I’ve spent the last months mostly on campus, struck by the juxtaposition of our college’s stunning beauty and its current virtual emptiness.  It was heartening, over the summer, to see families using our largely vacant lawns for exercise and picnics.  But a college is not a museum: it thrives on the energy of its people, and so in the austerity of our newly wide-open spaces, I strained for the echo of you all, and find myself… Read More »


August 28, 2020
CUNY's normal annual leave calendar runs from September 1st through August 31st. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has extended the annual leave year-end from August 31, 2020 to December 31, 2020. This applies to all full-time employees. Please read below for additional information: ECPs Member (President, Provost, Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, Executive Directors) & PSC-CUNY members (HEO series, CLT and Research Associate/Assistants): Annual leave above the designated cap as of the close of business 8/31/20 may be carried into the annual… Read More »


August 24, 2020
Dear CCNY Campus Community, This message provides some important updates to the message we sent on Friday about the new campus access procedure. Starting this Wednesday, August 26th, 2020, we will be implementing the CUNY-wide Health Screening app, called Everbridge.  This is mandatory for all persons entering a CUNY building, including all buildings on the CCNY campus and the Center for Workers Education campus at 25 Broadway.  While a Health Screen is mandatory, remember, you may not come to our campus unless you are authorized to do so by following the request procedure… Read More »


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