This widely praised book co-authored by Professor Anthony Picciano (GC/Hunter, Urban Education) and Ph.D. student Chet Jordan (Urban Education) traces the story of the nation’s largest urban university from its inception as CUNY in 1961 through the forces and events shaping it today. An in-depth conversation about negotiating access to higher education against a background of key influences in politics, government and education.

Check out this interview with Dr. Anthony Picciano and Chet Jordan with Dr. Linda Hirsch here.