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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 »


December 15, 2020
Dear All, The City College of New York (CCNY) has a long-standing commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practices. The senior management team fully supports the policies and practices we have implemented to foster non-discrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. CCNY is enriched by the strengths of the people and perspectives represented in our institution. Accordingly, I continue to be committed to the CCNY's compliance with the CUNY Policies and Procedures on Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and on… Read More »


November 24, 2020
Dear City College Community, "My thanksgiving is perpetual." -Henry David Thoreau Even today, the City College landscape in my mind’s eye is filled with all of you—students, staff, and faculty working as we have for generations to change society by changing lives. It’s a heartening image, something to buoy the spirit against the reality of buildings that still stand mostly empty, leaves drifting uninterrupted by-passing feet or groups lingering in conversation. This is a moment, each year when the ancestral memory of harvest and the impulse to celebrate before winter’s dark… Read More »


October 23, 2020
I write to present a new procedure by which members of our community with exceptional needs can apply for regular, semester-long, access to campus. The procedures for single-day and research-related access as well as access for hybrid or in-person classes remain unchanged. The new procedure is meant only for those with exceptional circumstances that prevent them from working remotely. Applications for access will be reviewed by a recently convened Reopening Review Board (RRB). To apply for access, prepare a short proposal with a strong justification, describing the location and… Read More »


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