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Mette launches podcast about cases in educational leadership. Associate professor of educational leadership Ian Mette is co-host of a new podcast from the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. “JCEL Jabber” is co-hosted by Mette and JCEL editor Curtis Brewer, an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and highlights important case studies recently published in the journal and how they are applicable to educators in the field. The first episode features a discussion about the case “Challenging Whiteness at Claremont High School” by Terri Nicol Watson, associate professor of educational leadership at City College of New York, and Angel Miles Nash, an assistant professor of leadership development at Chapman University. The authors and scholarly-practitioner Teresa Lance, an assistant superintendent of equity and innovation at a school district in Illinois, join the show to talk about how school leaders must recognize the ways in which whiteness is reinforced by school policies and often enacted by school leaders of all backgrounds. Future episodes of “JCEL Jabber” will appear quarterly, and can be heard on various podcast apps or at the show’s online feed.
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bell hooks (1952-2021)

Bell hooks was one of the foremost Black feminist scholars of the 20th century. As the author and social critic and historian Imani Perry stated: ” For so many people, bell hooks was their first introduction to social theory, critiques of patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism.” Born Gloria Jean Watkins, she adopted her paternal grandmother’s name bell hooks. hooks published more than 30 books and appeared in a wide range of scholarly and nonacademic forums. Her work was wide-ranging and interdisciplinary including race, gender, art, history, sexuality, mass media and feminism. She taught at Stanford, Yale and City College of New York. She was a faculty member at Berea College in Kentucky at the time of her death.
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Laser-Focused on Optics and Photonics

For nearly 30 years, Delfyett has built his career in Central Florida, garnering 44 patents, and developing everything from lasers that are used to cut Gorilla Glass for Samsung phones to fiber-optic cable technology that allows the internet to operate more efficiently. Meet Peter. B.E.(E.E.) degree, City College of New...

Barry Mehler: Video of Ferris State Uni prof's SHOCKING rant against students goes viral

A video of a rant by a tenured professor from Ferris State University in Michigan is now going viral for a large number of reasons. From his extreme use of profanity to appearing on Zoom with a helmet to protect himself from the coronavirus, the bizarre rant by Barry Mehler has got a lot of attention on social media. He's now been placed on administrative leave, but the video continues to circulate.


S.J.Killebrew has an MFA in creative writing from City College of New York where she teaches writing as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and co-organizes the MFA Student Reading Series. She is a queer Black writer and playwright. While attending graduate school online during the pandemic, Killebrew wrote a 30-minute play-for-Zoom, The Brunch Club – A Dark Comedy, which was produced by Naked Angels Theater Company. She has ghostwritten 11 novels and copy-written several articles. When she’s not teaching or writing her queer young adult novel, then she’s reading YA novels, because she loves the heroine’s journey.
Publishers Weekly

ALA Announces 'I Love My Librarian' Award Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) this week announced the 10 winners of the 2022 I Love My Librarian Award. The annual honor recognizes exceptional librarians from libraries of all types (academic, public, school) who were nominated by the patrons they serve for making an impact in the community. ALA officials...

2022 I Love My Librarian Award Recipients

Congratulations to academic librarians Shamella Cromartie, William C. Gibbons, and George D. Oberle on being among the recipients of the 2022 I Love My Librarian Award. ALA received more than 1,300 nominations from library users for this year’s award, which demonstrates the breadth of impact of librarians across the country. Hundreds of nominations focused on librarians’ swift and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, from hosting virtual programs to distributing books and technology safely to those in need.

DASNY Announces $312 Million in Construction Projects Completed for Health Care, Higher Education Institutions in 2021

98 Projects for Universities, SUNY, CUNY, NYSDEC, NYSDOH, OMH, OPWDD, Office of Parks and Rec, The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR), Others  . Reuben R. McDaniel, III, President & CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) announced today that DASNY completed $312 million in construction projects for higher education and health care institutions statewide in 2021.

Happy 100th, Betty Dorfman!

Tomorrow, Betty Dorfman turns 100 years old!. Westporters with long memories remember her as part of the family that owned the Connecticut Yankee — a clothing store where ASF Sports is now. But there’s much more to her life to celebrate. Betty Rosalind Strauss was born in Brooklyn...

Colin Powell School alum Michael Cruz earns top U.S. State Dept. fellowship; Simone Jones is alternate

Michael A. Cruz, a 2015 graduate of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, is one of 45 applicants nationwide awarded Charles B. Rangel International Affairs fellowships by the United States Department of State after a highly competitive process. Administered by Howard University, the Rangel program provides Fellows with up to $95,000 in benefits to prepare for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.

"Why Plato and Not Prozac"

This encore from 2011 is quite appropriate for today as host Jack Russell Weinstein visits with Lou Marinoff. Can philosophy make our lives better? Can it help us develop better senses of self? Can it ever be used as a therapy-like tool to heal us psychologically or inspire us to change our behavior? In this episode of WHY? we will look at the role of belief, worldview, and intellectual choices, to see how they contribute to a healthy, well-balanced personality. Lou Marinoff is Professor of Philosophy at City College of New York, and founding President of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA). He has authored two international bestsellers: Plato Not Prozac, translated into 25 languages; and Therapy for the Sane, translated into 12 languages. Both apply Asian and Western philosophy to the resolution of everyday problems. In 2004, The New York Times weekend magazine called him “the world’s most successful marketer of philosophical counseling.”

City College of New York gets fiber donation to connect to 5G testbed

The City College of New York was recently connected to a federally funded 5G testbed in Manhattan, creating opportunities for its researchers to run experiments using high-speed wireless internet in an urban environment, the college announced this week. City College was added to the Cloud Enhanced Open Software-Defined Mobile, or...

Doctor works abroad and returns to his roots

Dr. Julian Lildharrie studied for his medical degree abroad. International medical graduates like him comprise 40% of New York’s entire doctor workforce. In some parts of the Bronx, 80% of doctors graduated from schools overseas. Lildharrie, 34, who grew up in Norwood and resides in Pelham Bay, is currently...
Martha's Vineyard Times

Calling all poets and writers

The organization Pathways Arts has been hosting weekly readings of new work ever since its inception. For over a decade, it has been encouraging local poets and writers to bring work to share with the community — first in person, then on Zoom during the worst of the pandemic. Now, in order to shake things up a bit, the Pathways organizers have brought an accomplished poet and literary critic onboard to bring writers from around the country into the mix.

Hochul Mandates Boosters For New York Public University Students

Nearly 600,000 public college college students in New York will quickly be required to get vaccination booster pictures as a part of the state’s stepped-up effort to fight a record-breaking coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Kathy Hochul introduced on Friday. In addition, State University of New York and City University of...