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April 20, 2021
I wondered, when I woke up today, what kind of a statement I would be issuing this afternoon. I hoped it would not be one to soothe the raw emotions of a community deflated and enraged, yet again, by a not-guilty verdict. The decisions in the Chauvin trial today pose a different problem. In the context of the persistent over-policing that put George Floyd on the road, under a policeman's knee, it's impossible to celebrate today's guilty verdicts as anything more than the moment it was: when only the most egregious and public display of violence was sufficient to deliver a… Read More »


April 19, 2021
Dear Campus Community: The Office of the President, in partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club, is excited to kick-off the 2021 programming sponsored by our campus Outdoors Club. Many of you know that the original (modern version) of the Outdoors Club was managed by three alumni, Akasha Solis (’16),  Ashley Stein (’17), and Justin Bailey (’11) with a primary goal of increasing awareness for our campus community of how we might become active stewards of the great outdoors.  As we have worked to restructure programming during COVID-19, we recognize that there are real… Read More »


April 09, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, I'm writing to invite you to join me on Tuesday, April 20th at 12:30 p.m. for a campus-wide Town Hall via Zoom. Given the rapid changes that have confronted our community, I'd like to take this opportunity to discuss what we've been doing and the steps we're taking to address a variety of issues, including the safe return of our students and colleagues who have primarily been remote this past year, updates on the state budget and to hear from you on areas of concern or successes you'd like to share.  Here are the details for the Zoom… Read More »


March 17, 2021
Dear Campus Community, Almost a full year ago, as the reality of the pandemic was settling around us, sections of our society lashed out at people of Asian descent.   These attacks, odious under any circumstances, were particularly so at a time when we so badly needed the understanding, compassion and support of one another.  Today, when hope for a more normal future seems every day closer at hand, it strikes me as all the more baffling that these attacks have resurfaced with more prominence.   We know, of course, that this never truly went away and that my earlier statement… Read More »


March 02, 2021
I write to update you on the work we are doing to prepare for the Fall semester. As you know, there is considerable uncertainty around the pandemic status come September. Vaccinations are accelerating, a third vaccine has just been approved, and the infection rate in New York City is slowly dropping. We are optimistic that we will be in a much better place at the start of the Fall semester than we are now. But this is optimism, optimism amid considerable uncertainty. As we plan for the Fall semester, we are taking into account both our optimism that conditions will allow… Read More »


February 09, 2021
Dear Faculty & Staff,  The Office of Human Resources would like to provide you the following updates regarding COVID-19 priority testing and vaccination. Priority Testing Priority testing is available for CUNY faculty, staff and students who: Currently reside in a CUNY dorm; or Regularly work on a CUNY campus; or Attend or teach in-person or hybrid classes including those at clinical sites off-campus. For a list of participating testing sites, visit the City's Priority Testing for School-Based Staff and Students page. Faculty and staff who are working on-site can… Read More »


February 08, 2021
Dear Campus Community, With the new semester underway, and still a fair amount of uncertainty about where we stand, what this semester will hold and what's in the future for City College, I am making time to meet with the campus community for a Town Hall on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 12:30 PM. Here is the ZOOM access information: To Join Webinar:  https://ccny.zoom.us/j/86110586290 Webinar ID: 861 1058 6290  Or iPhone one-tap:  US: +16465588656,,86110586290# or +13017158592,,86110586290# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location… Read More »


January 22, 2021
This follows the NYS Employee Travel Advisory Notice issued on July 29, 2021. As the incidence of COVID-19 continues to increase across the United States and other countries, we would like to remind you about CUNY’s Travel Advisory and some of the measures implemented to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of our city and campus communities.  Please see below. Travelers to New York from international destinations and non-contiguous states are required to self-quarantine for 14-days from the date they arrive to New York. The contiguous states… Read More »


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 »


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