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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 »


July 13, 2022
Dear members of the campus community, I am pleased to announce the formalization of a program that has been in development for some time.  The Rangel Infrastructure Workforce Development Initiative (RIWI) has been chaired by Professor Robert “Buz” Paaswell, directing a team that has been hard at work for over a year to develop the curriculum and roll out a plan for a program designed to prepare young people for jobs in a new, smart and environmentally sustainable infrastructure.  As a non-degree program, RIWI will represent part of CCNY’s Adult and Continuing Education program,… Read More »


June 27, 2022
To the City College Community, As a public institution, The City College of New York is strictly non-partisan, but that does not mean that we are apolitical.  We have, for 175 years, embraced the explicitly political mission of contributing to the democracy and justice of our society by helping to shepherd the aspirations and futures of the least served members of our society, to be a place where new Americans can gain a foothold in the United States and those born on its economic margins can develop a path to stability and security.  This is an inherently political undertaking… Read More »


June 22, 2022
Dear Members of the Campus Community,  I’m writing to announce a reorganization of our Government, Community & Cultural Affairs and its associated unites (City College Center for the Arts and the Events Management Team headed by Anthony Achille).  Following the retirement of Vice President Witherspoon, I’ve taken some time to assess the proper location of these units, and wanted to bring them, managerially, into closer alignment with our other events planning apparatus, in the office of institutional advancement and communications. The events team will now be consolidated… Read More »


May 26, 2022
Dear Members of the City College Community, The appalling news of the Texas school shooting arrived before the last victims of the Buffalo shooting had even been memorialized, and in between, we learned of yet another assault in a California Church. There hasn’t even been time to process one act of horrific violence before the next one is upon us. We are living in a moment when the accumulated anxiety of the pandemic years, stark underlying political tensions, the proliferation of dangerous high-powered weapons, and the rising tide of white supremacism have combined to create a… Read More »


May 25, 2022
CCNY will continue its participation in the summer four-day workweek schedule starting the week of Monday, June 13, 2022, through Friday, August 12, 2022 excluding the workweeks that include Juneteenth (observed on Monday, June 20th), and Independence Day (observed on Monday, July 4th) The following guidelines will be in effect for the summer four-day work schedule: Employees will be given the option, pending supervisor approval, of working 35 hours in 4 days; or working a regular 7-hour day and charging the fifth day (Friday) to their annual leave or remaining unscheduled… Read More »


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