Affordable Healthcare for CUNY Students; Will it Drive Enrollment?

A few weeks ago I met with Luna Liu, Associate Director for AAPI Marketing and Community Relations Manager at MetroPlusHealth, to discuss a healthcare plan that is available to both Macaulay Honors College students and CUNY students at large.  Liu excitedly described Mayor Eric Adams’ campaign to re-enroll 10,000 students who dropped out of college, […]

The Next Theranos? An Alzheimer’s Drug and a CUNY Professor Face Questions Over Research Validity

Cassava Sciences touted the drug simuphilam as a cure to Alzheimer’s Disease. Now, the core science behind the drug that was partially pioneered by a CUNY professor is being questioned by scientists and regulators alike. The scientific journal PLoS One retracted five studies co-authored by Dr. Hoau-Yan Wang, an associate medical professor at the CUNY […]

Why Asian Hate Crimes Happen

On Feb. 13, Christina Yuna Lee is murdered in her apartment after having been stabbed over 40 times. Nearly a month prior, Michelle Go is shoved in front of a subway and killed in a seemingly random attack. And on the second day of last March, seven Asian women are physically assaulted in a string […]

Ukrainian New Yorkers Protest Against War in Ukraine in Times Square, Greenwich Village

As I stepped off the A train at Port Authority Bus Terminal, I saw crowds of people adorn their jacket sleeves with blue-and-yellow bandanas. Exiting the station, people carried posters and sunflowers as they trekked towards 42nd Street, where Razom for Ukraine, a non-profit dedicated to “supporting the people of Ukraine in their continued quest […]

The Russia-Ukraine War has Important Geopolitical and Human Rights Ramifications

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, marking the start of a war and causing widespread geopolitical and human rights ramifications.  Invading Ukraine is one aspect of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategy for rebuilding the Soviet-era Russian empire. Putin seeks to seize control of Ukraine and establish a pro-Russia, pro-Putin government in the country.  “The […]