“Night czars” or “night mayors” are an emerging force in promoting urban nightlife and boosting economic growth in cities, according to a new essay in The Conversation coauthored by Katherine Newman, a visiting Fulbright researcher at the Graduate Center. Read more
The GC is proud to honor four graduates with the first annual Alumni Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in a chosen field and beyond. Read more
A new book by Professors Stephen Brier (Urban Education) Michael Fabricant (GC/Hunter, Social Welfare) on the declining public investment in higher education is the focus of a prominent Inside Higher Ed Q&A. Read more
Professor Tania León (Music), who this month will perform in her native Cuba for the first time in almost 50 years, spoke to The New York Times about the significance of her upcoming trip. Read more
World War II-era social scientists provided a starting point for “shedding light on the meaning of Trumpism and what it says about the fate of American democracy,” writes Distinguished Professor Richard Wolin (Comparative Literature/History/Political Science) in a new Chronicle of Higher Education essay. Read more
Lawrence Cappello (Ph.D. ’16, History) explores what a Trump presidency could mean for privacy rights in a new essay for The Hill, in which he argues that no candidate since Richard Nixon has been “so fiercely committed to portraying the nation as an unsafe and lawless society.” Read more
Rita Obeid and Anna Schwartz, Ph.D. students in Psychology and the co-chairs of this year’s Pedagogy Day, recently spoke to the GC about the event. Read more
Professor Setha M. Low (Anthropology/Environmental Psychology) has won the 2016 SANA Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America, bestowed by the Society for the Anthropology of North America. Read more
The 2016 campaign has become a “referendum on the continued dominant role of white men in society,” asserts Professor Alyson Cole (GC/Queens, Political Science) in a compelling new essay for Fortune.
Love & Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (1993), a book by Professor Eric Lott (English/Comparative Literature), has been named one of Billboard’s 100 greatest music books of all time.