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… Read More »

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 »

Dear CUNY Community,  As you are probably aware, New York City’s Covid-19 level is currently high according to the NYC Department of Health’s Alert Level system and the CDC’s Community Level tracking. Health officials recommend we wear a mask in indoor public settings and people over 65 and those at high risk of severe illness should also wear a mask in crowded outdoor spaces. As the semester comes to a close and many of you prepare to attend commencements with your loved ones and friends, we urge you to wear a mask in public indoor spaces – for your safety and that of… Read More »

It is my sincere pleasure to announce that the College has appointed Christine Falzerano as its next Bursar Director.  Christine comes to City College with a breadth of experience in both financial aid and bursar operations.  Christine has experience implementing One-Stop centers, and consolidating enrollment management to seamlessly align customer-facing student services.  Christine also has experience designing and implementing ERP systems such as Banner and PeopleSoft in the student finance space. Before coming to City College, Christine was the Director of… Read More »

I am pleased to announce that Interim Dean Marta Gutman is appointed Dean of the Spitzer School of Architecture, effective May 1, 2022. Professor Gutman, an historian and licensed architect, has been at City College since 2004 and has served as Interim Dean since last August. She teaches architectural and urban history at both the Spitzer School of Architecture and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a prolific author and the 2021 recipient of the Catherine W. Bishir Prize which is awarded to the scholarly article that has made the most significant contribution to the study of… Read More »

I am delighted to announce that, following a nationwide search, Interim Dean Alexander Couzis is now the permanent Dean of the Grove School of Engineering. Dr. Alex Couzis came to CCNY in 1994 as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. He rose through the ranks to Full Professor in 2004, when he became the Herbert G. Kayser Professor of Chemical Engineering. He served as Department Chair from 2008-2013. In January of 2013, Alex went on leave from the College for five years to assume the role of Chief Technical Officer of Urban Electric Power, a NY-based clean energy… Read More »

Dear CUNY community, I would like to welcome you back from what I hope was a restful Spring Break. We are now in the home stretch of the semester across our colleges, and I am especially looking forward to commencement season, my favorite time of the academic year. We are closely following COVID-19 data and levels across the city. The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels remain green (low) in Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens and are yellow (medium) in Manhattan and Staten Island. And the city’s new alert level system that tracks transmission and health care capacity… Read More »

Dear Colleagues, After yesterday’s horrific subway shooting, many of our community are frightened of returning to their normal commuting routines. As the Chancellor said, the attack taps our deepest fears as New Yorkers. At a time when we have all come through two pandemic years, many in our community are feeling particularly vulnerable. I write to ask you all to be aware of the struggles our students are experiencing and to be understanding of students who may be afraid to return to campus in the immediate aftermath of yesterday’s attack.

Dear CUNY Community,  The shooting on our subway system this morning is the kind of horrifying incident that taps our deepest fears as New Yorkers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were personally impacted and their loved ones, and we pray for their full recovery.  The transit system is an integral part of day-to-day life in New York City, including for CUNY’s 300,000 students, faculty and staff. Our reliance on it speaks to our very ability to travel freely and safely and to meet the many obligations of our work, school and lives. It is very natural then… Read More »

Dear Colleagues, I’m so sorry to be sharing the news that Professor Colin Chase, a beloved member of the Art Department faculty, passed away recently. Professor Chase, in his quiet, persistent and kind way, left a deep impression on the lives of those he encountered. In the art world, he was known as a highly accomplished sculptor, whose works utilized a variety of media and were designed to encourage contemplation in those who beheld them. Indeed, this inclination—the encouragement of and support for contemplation and reflection—marked so many aspects of his life. He was a… Read More »

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