COVID-19

April 06, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff, The following is a notice from CUNY Computer Information Services' (CIS) Chief Information Officer, Brian Cohen.​​ Recently, the use of the Zoom video and audio conferencing tool has raised serious privacy and security issues. Hackers have taken advantage of the unsecured use of Zoom to intrude on calls and post offensive speech and images, known as “Zoom bombing.” As a result of this behavior, the FBI has issued warnings about its use, several State Attorneys General, have begun investigations, and the NYC Department of Education has ordered teachers to… Read More »


April 06, 2020
Dear members of the City College Community, I wanted to write to bring you some news about the various things that are happening on campus. Now that we’re back from the instructional recalibration period, classes are back on-line, and teaching has resumed. I know that the move to on-line education was abrupt and jarring, but I’m also hearing some good news from faculty and students who are discovering creative ways to teach and learn in this new format. I urge you all to continue to evaluate what is and is not working, and to continue taping your creative reserves to make this… Read More »


April 02, 2020
Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, the Bursar Office at the City College of New York will be open every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm.  These days and hours will be in place until further notice. The Bursar Office continues to encourage students to pay their tuition charges online by using an echeck from your checking or savings account (no charge) or by using a credit/debit card that has a 2.65 % fee of the total amount. During this time, The Bursar Office will continue to respond to email and phone inquiries. The Bursar Office will do its best to continue to respond… Read More »


April 02, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff, We would like your assistance with getting devices into the hands of our students who are in need.  We have an application where a student can request a device for pickup or to be mailed to their current address.  Please have your student access https://portal.ccny.cuny.edu/depts/oit/cuny_loaner/login.php.  For students who cannot access the application, for whatever reason, please have them call (Dial 646-558-8656 and wait for voice prompt to end and Input meeting ID 212 650 5480 and press #) our iMedia Reservation Desk bridge between the hours of 9:00AM… Read More »


March 30, 2020
Dear Friends, It's my sad duty to tell you that Professor William Helmreich, distinguished professor and foundational member of the CCNY sociology department, has passed away, falling to the coronavirus. Willy—as everyone knew him—was an expansive writer and analyst, covering topics as varied as immigration, life inside yeshivas and the formation of stereotypes.  He will, however, almost certainly be most fondly remembered for a joyful series of recent books, chronicling his efforts to walk all the streets of New York, and report on what he saw and heard. Professor Helmreich… Read More »


March 28, 2020
OIT will host Zoom webinar demonstrations to provide a basic overview of key features using the Zoom conferencing platform.  Each session is intended to support CCNY faculty with their distance learning instruction and enhance remote operations for administrative offices.  Zoom Features Zoom Settings Share Zoom Window Host/Co Host Privileges  Waiting Room Breakout Room Share Screen Remote Control Annotation Record Meeting Dates & Times Monday, March 30th at 11am Tuesday, March 31st at 11am Join by Computer Visit https://zoom.us/j/861489441 on your web browser and… Read More »


March 27, 2020
Dear Members of the City College Community, Many of you will have by now heard the heartbreaking news that we lost two members of our faculty yesterday.  Michael Sorkin, the renowned architect was a member of the Spitzer School of Architecture, and succumbed to the coronavirus on March 26th.  He was possessed of an elegant mind and an expansive imagination, and the architectural community lost, in his passing, a true giant. On the same day, David Nocera, who taught in our Media and Communications Arts Department, passed away.  David was a careful and astute archivist, and had a… Read More »


March 27, 2020
Dear Campus Community, In the event that you are notified that a member of your staff, faculty or student community has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you adhere to the following procedures: 1. If they have already called the emergency hotline set up by the College, take their name and forward to: Cornel Clark (Human Resources) Erica Stephen (Human Resources) Yahaira Colon (Human Resources) Richard Belgrave (Environmental Health and Occupational Safety) cc: Dee Dee Mozeleski (Office of the President and OIAC) 2. If the person has not spoken to anyone via the… Read More »


March 26, 2020
Dear Members of the City College Community, I wanted to write to talk a little bit about the CUNY decision to enter into a recalibration period — you'll also see a new broadcast from the Chancellor explaining the decision in more detail. I know that many of you worked hard to get up to speed on distance learning and that you view this period as an interruption in this momentum. CUNY was not satisfied that every student had sufficient technology to keep up with distance learning classes, and this is a large part of the motivation behind the decision — hence the language around… Read More »


March 25, 2020
Dear Faculty Staff and Students, Reservation Desk is now closed for daily operations. For those who are still in need of a device, please send an email to imedia@ccny.cuny.edu . Please leave your City College email address along with your contact number and name. We will reach out to you with a date that we will be able to accommodate your request. Thank you for your patience. Sincerely, Ken Ihrer Vice President of Operations Chief Information Officer The City College of New York


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