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March 25, 2020
Dear CUNY Community, I want to take this opportunity to provide further clarity on the rationale for our decision to implement the Recalibration Period for Educational Equity, which we announced yesterday. Our primary reason for moving up some days from the Spring Recess is to give us time to get laptops and tablets into the hands of students who need them. If we did not pause, we would get too far into the semester, and students who have been without access to technology since March 19 would then have a tough time catching up and likely drop out of the semester. The first… Read More »


March 24, 2020
Dear City College Community Please be advised that the Bursar Office at City College will be closed from Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020.  This is a precautionary measure to keep students, faculty, and staff safe from potential exposure to COVID19.  During this time, the Bursar will respond to email and phone inquiries.  The Bursar Office will do its best to continue to respond to the service needs of our students, faculty, and staff during the short recess.  College faculty and staff who rely on the Bursar Office for the distribution of paychecks, please… Read More »


March 24, 2020
March 24, 2020 Dear CUNY Community, The nationwide move to distance education necessitated by the coronavirus crisis has served to spotlight disparities that stratify the higher education landscape. In the days since CUNY re-opened classes under distance learning instruction, these matters of equity and access have already begun to surface on our campuses. Motivated by these concerns, and in consultation with CUNY college presidents and deans, we have decided to institute a recalibration period beginning this Friday, March 27, through Wednesday April 1. Distance learning will… Read More »


March 23, 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 23, 2020
To the City College Community, Last week Diana Cuozzo, our Chief Diversity Officer, issued a statement urging us all to maintain our commitment to diversity and anti-discrimination in the face of this crisis. Particularly, she asked that we carefully assess our transition to distance learning practices to make sure we don't slide into discriminatory or inequitable modes of interacting with students. It was a timely reminder and I thoroughly endorse the message. Little by little over the past weeks, however, a new ugliness has crept across the land. Despite wise calls to pull… Read More »


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 »


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