July 26, 2021
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR Dear Faculty and Staff, I'm writing today with an important announcement — we have decided to move the start date for our return to in-person work back by two weeks, from August 2 to August 16, in response to requests for additional time to prepare to come back to campuses and offices.  The decision to delay our return to campuses and offices grew also from our commitment to the protocols for health and safety walkthroughs that we developed in consultation with labor leadership. As you know, part of the preparation for our return to in-person work and… Read More »

July 08, 2021
This memo follows and provides further clarification to Human Resources' (HR) May 13, 2021 communication, regarding CUNY's Flexible Work Guidelines and Remote Work Agreement. As per the Chancellor's May 13, 2021 letter, August 2, 2021 is the date that employees (with the exception of faculty, who are on annual leave in July and August 2021) are expected to return to in-person work, if they have not already done so in some capacity.  Specifically, as of August 2nd, full-time remote work options will no longer be permitted, as employees will be expected to have an on-site presence… Read More »

July 08, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, I'm writing to, once again, invite you to a Faculty and Staff Town Hall via Zoom on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 12:30 p.m., focused primarily on campus safety/re-population/and vaccine information ahead of the August 2nd date when many people will begin to return to campus after the last 16 months.  I know that there will be many questions about the campus that you will return to and I look forward to not only welcoming everyone back, but to answering (along with the Senior Team) questions or concerns you have before August. As always… Read More »

July 06, 2021
Dear Campus Community, Please note that the information about Eric Weitz's funeral has been updated. His family would like to limit the funeral to family and close friends. They will be holding a larger memorial service several months from now, which they hope many will attend to celebrate his life and accomplishments. A more detailed obituary for Eric Weitz can now be found here: (Click For Obituary)  Sincerely, Vince Boudreau President

July 02, 2021
(Click here to view obituary) I am deeply sorry to share the news that after a protracted and valiant struggle against serious medical issues, former dean and distinguished university professor Eric Weitz passed away yesterday. Eric came to CCNY with a vision of rebuilding the humanities and arts and an insistence that academic excellence in that division, and in others that he touched, was the highest priority. A renowned scholar of human rights and the Holocaust, Eric deeply and permanently impressed the importance of studying these issues on the campus and to all those he… Read More »

May 27, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, I'm writing to invite you to a campus-wide Town Hall via Zoom on Tuesday, June 8th at 12:30 p.m., focused primarily on campus safety/reopening/and vaccine information.     As many of you may know, the City College campus is expected to reopen more fully in the fall, beginning officially on August 2nd. Before that gets underway, I'd like to take time to describe the work we’ve done to make the campus safer, the resources we have to help, and the information we have on how the vaccine works, why it makes sense to get vaccinated, and… Read More »

May 24, 2021
Dear Members of the City College Community, This past week, our Division of Student Affairs reposted a message from the CCNY Student Government, condemning the State of Israel for its actions in the war with Hamas. That a college entity amplified this message conveyed the impression that CCNY had adopted the Student Government position. We have not, and I directed the Division of Student Affairs post to be taken down to avoid furthering that impression. At the same time, and without endorsing its opinion, the college will not—indeed is constitutionally prohibited from—censoring… Read More »

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 »

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