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His story begins in 1946. A young man from Yonkers, Joseph Nearon was one of just a few Black men to enroll at Manhattan College — an opportunity he received thanks to an intercultural concert that raised funds for Black high school students like him to attend college. more
When one has taught at a college as long as Ruth Wangerin, they might start to see things change — but not always for the better. With more than 20 years as an anthropology professor — 10 of them at Lehman College — Wangerin feels the school, along with the rest of the City University of New York, could use some serious improvement. more
Justice is a big word, which can sometimes feel watered down without the actionable steps to actually raise equity. At Lehman College, a new cohort of students has joined forces with celebrity chefs, educators and the campus administration to tackle justice — in the world of food and nutrition. more
Isaac Espinosa is carving a niche for themself, starting in the former Lehman College student’s home borough: the Bronx. And their industry of choice is one long riddled with negative stereotypes. That’s right, video games. more
Susan Burns was officially installed as the sixth president of the College of Mount Saint Vincent last weekend. more
John Buczkiewicz misses the quiet. No, he didn’t recently move. In fact, he still lives on the same block he has for years along Greystone Avenue. And it seems it’s his neighborhood’s turn to blame the disruption of late-night peace on one group: Manhattan College students. more
Charter schools in the Bronx have something to be excited about: Pfizer is nearing emergency authorization to make coronavirus vaccine shots available to children between 5 and 11. more
Between cleaning up parks, hosting collections for Toys for Tots, organizing blood drives with the American Red Cross, and helping those in need whenever possible, the Student Veteran Organization at Manhattan College stays busy. more
When he first started at CUNY’s City College of New York, Moises Quintero had trouble envisioning professional success for himself. But four years later, things have really changed for Quintero. The Staten Island native did indeed make it into not one graduate program, but three. Despite offers from Columbia and Yale universities, Quintero is about to embark on advanced studies in architecture at Harvard University. more
CUNY’s Mexican Studies Institute, housed at Lehman College, celebrates its 10th year with a pretty hefty investment from the city council: a cool million dollars. more
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