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July 14, 2020
Dear CCNY Students, Faculty and Staff, I am very pleased and extremely relieved to report that the Trump Administration’s ill-advised policy that would have had a detrimental impact on our international students has been rescinded. You can read the details here. This is obviously the best possible outcome, but you should know that the University and the College were working hard to find a solution that would have protected the health and education of our international students, and that CUNY had joined the lawsuit against the policy filed by New York Attorney General Letitia… Read More »


July 10, 2020
Dear Members of the Campus Community, As many of you already know, the administration and ICE ruled earlier this week that students holding F1 visas at institutions teaching fully online this year cannot remain in the country, and students with such visas can take no more than 1 online class. This essentially disregards the context of our current health crisis and rolls back measures designed to protect our society. Let me say at the outset that the college is fully aware of this new development, we are outraged that such measures would be taken under the persistently dangerous… Read More »


July 02, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff: As in previous years, please be advised that some health insurance premiums are changing as of July 1, 2020. Please click on the links below to view the Health Insurance rate chart and the comparison rate chart that compares the current rates with the July 1st rates and a column that highlights the increase or decrease in some cases. Health Benefits Program Rate Changes Notice and RatesHealth Insurance Premiums 2020 Comparison Chart(GHI-CBP/EBCBS rates are subject to change) Please note that there are noteworthy increases in some of the plans such as… Read More »


June 18, 2020
We are pleased to announce that pursuant to Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 204 and a CUNY Board of Trustees' resolution, June 19, 2020, will be observed as a CUNY-wide holiday. June 19th or Juneteenth signifies the date, June 19, 1865, in which slaves in the state of Texas received notice of their freedom – nearly two and half years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.  In recognizing this day, it gives us an opportunity to honor the history, perseverance, and contributions by African Americans to our country. In accordance with the memorandum from the Governor's State… Read More »


June 17, 2020
Dear CCNY Staff, Working at a distance, while offering new advantages to establish innovative approaches to our daily work, also means adding new contact methods for each of us who work with the general campus public, including new student prospects.  As we look at ways to ensure the continuity of our work, we recognize that the issue of managing incoming calls and voicemail responses is a high priority for the college. It is imperative that we maintain communications with our community, even when working from a distance.  I realize that the logistics of determining who should… Read More »


June 11, 2020
Three days ago I wrote to you about a five-stage research reopening plan. A lot changes in three days and I am writing to update you on a much more rapid plan. On Monday the State included Higher Education Research as part of Phase 1, which began on Monday. The State’s guidelines can be found here. This significantly advances the timeline with which we are working. We are currently finalizing a draft plan that details how we will satisfy each of the State’s mandatory requirements for opening research labs. These requirements include physical distancing, protective equipment,… Read More »


June 11, 2020
We are pleased to announce that CCNY will continue its participation in the summer four-day work week schedule starting the week of Monday, June 22, 2020, through Friday, August 7, 2020.  For the full details of the summer four-day workweek guidelines, please click on the following link: Summer Four- Day Workweek- 2020


June 08, 2020
To the City College Community, We are happy to announce that Professor Alexander Couzis has agreed to step in as Interim Dean of the Grove School of Engineering, effective July 1, 2020. Alex Couzis came to CCNY in 1994 as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. He rose through the ranks to Full Professor in 2004 and served as Department Chair from 2008-2013. In January of 2013, Alex went on leave from the College for five years to assume the role of Chief Technical Officer of Urban Electric Power, a NY-based clean energy company start-up that spun off from CCNY. In 2014… Read More »


June 08, 2020
With New York City entering Phase 1 of the reopening plan, we are preparing to slowly, and safely, reopen our research facilities. We will begin with the laboratories that support most grant-funded research on campus and move subsequently to a more complete re-opening of research and studio space on campus, consistent with the pace of opening in New York City and CUNY. All relevant documentation can be found from the Research Reopening link under the Research tab on the College homepage. The document "Phasing-In of On-site Research in Science, Engineering and Medicine at CCNY"… Read More »


June 05, 2020
As a result of COVID-19, the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) has emphasized adherence to a regulation that directs all employers to provide employer identification information to employees who are separating from service. All employees who separate from CUNY service will receive from Human Resources (HR) the attached pre-populated “Record of Employment” form (Form IA 12.3) in addition to any other related documents, such as a termination or non-reappointment letter.  The form, which may be delivered by email, represents the extent of the information the College is… Read More »


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