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The Graduate Center announced today that Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist Kai Bird has been appointed Executive Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography, effective January 27, 2017. Read more
American universities awarded a record number of Ph.D.s in 2015 — with the Graduate Center among the top 10 institutions awarding doctorates to members of underrepresented minority groups, according to new federal data presented in Inside Higher Ed. Read more
Lee A. Feinstein (M.A. ’97, Political Science), who has served in high-level positions in foreign affairs and diplomacy for more than two decades, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the council of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Read more
In a prominent New York Times story, Distinguished Professor Ruth Milkman (Sociology) calls the Fight for $15 campaign — an effort to raise the minimum wage for millions of workers — “the single most important initiative on the labor front in the last few years.”
Distinguished Professor David S. Reynolds (English) explores colonization, integration, and the hypocrisy intertwined with American idealism in a thought-provoking new essay for The New York Review of Books. Read more
Amidst the twists and turns of the 2016 election, and weeks before Donald Trump’s unexpected ascent, two details remained absolute: there would be a presidential inauguration, and it would require music. Enter GC alumnus John Wykoff (Ph. ’12, Music). Read more
“The experience and education that I’ve received through all my years at CUNY have been phenomenal. It’s why I do the work that I do," says Ph.D. student Miller (Social Welfare), the Deputy Queens Borough President.
Professor David Bloomfield (GC/Brooklyn, Urban Education) recently talked about what a Trump presidency might mean for public education, from the federal to the local level.
Ph.D. student Katherine Cross (Sociology), published a Slate essay about how “gropers are now finding a way to target women through the fully immersive headsets of virtual reality.”
Doctoral student Jessica Woodson (Audiology) was recently awarded first-place honors by the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) at its fourth annual Student Business Plan Competition in San Diego. Read more