Die Zeit.com, 2.13.15
Merih Uctum, a professor of economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York discussed speculation using Soros as a model who bet against the pound during the 1990s.Central bankers have learned from that speculation which left the pound devalued. Soros bought the devalued pound at the lower exchange rate and earned more than 1 billion dollars, as a result.
German Public Radio, “Business at Lunch,” 1.29.15
Until recently the majority of the analysts in New York had an opinion that the Fed would likely raise its key federal funds rate in June. But the doubt spreads on Wall Street. That was before Mario Draghi and his colleagues from the ECB launched their aggressive ECB stimulus in Europe, says Professor Merih Uctum from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Opinion-editorial by David C. Bloomfield, professor of education leadership at Brooklyn College and The CUNY Graduate Center.
The Korea Herald, 2.27.15
Talal Asad, a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center discusses how satire’s claim to freedom of the speech can sometimes backfire as in the 2005 Danish cartoon affair. “The conflict that many Euro-Americans saw in the Danish cartoons scandal was between the West and Islam, each championing opposing values: democracy, secularism, liberty, and reason (versus) … tyranny, religion, authority and violence,” said Asad in his “Free Speech, Blasphemy and Secular Criticism” paper delivered at University of California, Berkeley.
McClatchy DC, 2.23.15
David S. Reynolds, an English professor at the Graduate Center at City University of New York and winner of Columbia University’s Bancroft Prize for history, discusses the life of Josiah Henson, whose autobiography served as a basis and inspiration of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s iconic novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) has officially announced a new policy that calls for students to be addressed in correspondence by their names, rather than with terms, like "Ms." or "Mr.", that assume the student's preferred gender pronouns. CUNY Graduate Center sociology professor Erica Chito Childs told the New York Daily News that the encouraged approach is good for everyone.
Empire State Pride Agenda, 1.30.15
We applaud the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate Center for its inclusive guidelines to remove gendered salutations in a respectful effort to acknowledge the full diversity of gender identity and expression within its walls.
KCBS Radio, 2.21.15
Setha Low, professor of environmental psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York shares her insights on the use of “defensive architecture” in preventing the homeless from using and accessing public spaces in American cities.
Capital New York, 2.19.15
“Cuomo is continuing the accountability agenda that was pioneered both nationally and in New York by Bloomberg,” David Bloomfield, a professor of education at CUNY's Graduate Center and Brooklyn College said. “New York City has now retreated and Cuomo’s picked it up against the tide for the entire state.”
The Guardian, 2.18.15
Setha Low, a professor in environmental psychology and co-author of “The Politics of Public Space,” describes in her book, the creeping encroachment into public space that has “culminated in the multiple closures, erasures, inundations and transfigurations of public space at the behest of state and corporate strategies.”