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March 23, 2020
As a COVID-19 response, Texas Instruments is offering free six-month calculator emulator software subscriptions to teachers and students for TI-84 Plus, TI-30XS, TI-34 MultiView, and TI-Nspire CX calculators. Calculator guide books and tutorials are available online as well. Ken Ihrer Vice President of Operations Chief Information Officer The City College of New York


March 21, 2020
Dear Faculty, Students and Staff, This memo supersedes all previous memos on laptop and tablet loaners.  The IT Reservations Desk will be taking appointments for you to pick up a laptop or tablet, while supplies last, this Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Due to our mandate to reduce crowds, only 20 people per hour will be allowed to sign up for a spot.  To reserve a time for you to pick up a device, please go to https://portal.ccny.cuny.edu/depts/oit/devicereservation/ and reserve your spot.  Once devices are gone, we will notify those with upcoming… Read More »


March 21, 2020
Dear Members of the City College Community, This is, I'll say at the outset, a longer than usual memo, with several distinct sections.  I hope you'll forgive the length and pay close attention to each distinct section. I wanted, first, to update you all on how the governor's new corona virus memo will change the way we operate at CCNY. I also want to use this memo as an opportunity to address some of the particular questions that we've been seeing with some consistency. The governor's instructions require several things that we have already begun to do dramatic approaches to… Read More »


March 20, 2020
Dear CUNY community, As I reported to you yesterday, 95 percent of CUNY’s 50,000 course sections have been converted to distance learning instruction, and 95 percent of CUNY faculty and staff are already working remotely. It’s been inspiring to witness the resilience, fortitude and innovation that have been on display across the university in the face of this unprecedented health emergency. Our efforts have now positioned us to fully support Governor Cuomo’s New York State on PAUSE executive order. To this end, effective Monday, March 23, all 25 CUNY campuses will expand their… Read More »


March 20, 2020
Dear Faculty, Students and Staff, The Office of Information Technology is extending reservations for laptops or tablets through the remainder of the semester.  If you are in need of a device in order to work from home, please stop by the Reservation Desk, first floor NAC, and pick up a device – don’t forget to bring your ID card.  Supplies are limited so don’t wait too long.  Hours of operation will start on Monday and run through Thursday, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  If we run out of devices before Thursday, I will send out a notification. Sincerely, Ken Ihrer Vice… Read More »


March 20, 2020
Dear Members of the City College Community, It is perhaps clearer than ever before, in the midst of our current crisis, that health insurance is essential.  MetroPlus has joined with the City of New York to become the official partner of the Mayor’s GetCoveredNYC healthcare initiative. They have approached me with a series of ways that members of our community can take advantage of their services to obtain health care coverage and an array of services to our community at no or low cost (one program charges around 20 dollars per month). I would like to announce and endorse an… Read More »


March 20, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff: Update on TIAA One-on-One Consultations To protect the health and safety of plan participants and its employees, TIAA has decided to move all scheduled in-person appointments to phone or online appointments through April 13, 2020. Currently scheduled appointments If you scheduled an in-person meeting with a TIAA financial consultant at any time through April 13, they will contact you in advance of your scheduled appointment about converting your meeting to a phone or online appointment. New appointment requests TIAA is here for you. If you would like… Read More »


March 19, 2020
Dear Members of the CCNY Community, Today, we will begin to implement a new plan in relationship to our campus buildings.  To this point, we have kept all buildings open, but that is no longer feasible.  Yesterday, I announced the closing of the library spaces around campus.  Previous to that, I announced that the Spitzer School of Architecture would be closing for deep cleaning.  Each of these closing were to take place in response to specific news about an individual who had (or was suspected to have) contracted the coronavirus and spent time in that space. Today, we undertake… Read More »


March 19, 2020
Dear Members of the CCNY Community, Diversity, inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination are central to the mission of City College. During these difficult times, we want to remind you that City College remains a diverse learning community dedicated to promoting a culture of respect. While we move to distance learning alternatives, City College and CUNY Policies remain in effect. Acts of discrimination, harassment or exclusion run counter to our institutional values and contrary to CUNY Policy. As we respond to the uncertain and rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-… Read More »


March 19, 2020
Dear Faculty, Students and Staff, IT Website Resources Main Sitehttps://www.ccny.cuny.edu/it Academic Technology Services (iMEDIA)https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/it/conferencing-services Service Desk Our Service Desk can be reached by sending an email to  servicedesk@ccny.cuny.edu .  Your request will be handled as quickly as we are able, realizing that our staff anticipates a large volume of requests.  I have asked ServiceDesk management to prioritize calls from faculty that are impacting a class.  For students, remember that your classes should be recorded so if you… Read More »


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