Posts Tagged ‘CUNY’
 

 
 

City officials push for free MetroCard for CUNY students

Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, an alum of CUNY City College, knows first-hand about the challenges a student can face when financing the commute to and from college. Rodriguez is the chair of the transportation committee of ci...
by Eshelle Garnett
 

 
 
 

NYPIRG calls for tuition freeze to help CUNY and SUNY students

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a plan that included a “rational tuition” plan for CUNY and SUNY schools in 2011 to increase tuition by $300 every year until 2016. On the same day, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher praised the sec...
by Brandon Jordan
 

 
 
A list of the top 15 fossil fuel companies CUNY invests in, courtesy of FOIA records provided by CUNY Private Prison Divest. As a note to the reader, Petrobras appears twice in the record with $23,600 as another separate investment.

CUNY invests nearly $5 million in fossil fuel companies

CUNY invested more than $4.9 million last year in fossil fuel companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell, according to documents provided by CUNY Prison Divest obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. C...
by Fernando Echeverri and Brandon Jordan
 

 

 
 

Panel stresses need and support of women in STEM fields

The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding hosted an event titled Women and the Sciences March 11. A panel of women including CUNY students and professors discussed the challenges women face in STEM, an acronym f...
by Candice Samuels
 

 
 
Photo by Amanda Goldstein
On March 22, the MTA increased the fare from Metrocards from $2.50 to $2.75

MTA increases fare despite public outcry

The MTA increased subway and bus fares by a quarter on March 22, making the per-ride cost rise to $2.75. The Queens College campus, located in one of the most diverse boroughs of New York, is a well-known commuter school where ...
by Yarah Shabana
 

 

 
Photo courtesy of Victoria Tan
The mock trial team at Queens College is both a competitive, yet fun activity to do, according to the team members.

Mock trial team sets the bar high in court competitions

The Queens College Mock Trial, formed in 2013, enables students to learn how to argue cases, examine and cross-examine witnesses and be comfortable in the courtroom setting. Although the trial is simulated, the knowledge gained...
by Philipp Regala