Coming Home to City College

This Fall’s President’s Lecture was given by Oscar Hijuelos, who delivered a speech entitled “Coming Home to City College.” Before Hijuelos took the podium, President Lisa Coico described him as a “true son of City College,” which is an appropriate title for the well-known author. In addition to being one of the college’s first SEEK […]

Thinking About Macaulay

I think I got it figured out. (Still grappling with narcissism and paternalism…so please pardon me, especially during this difficult finals period.) First, it’s a happy accident that I’m here. It’s a happy accident that we’re all here, more or less. As accomplished as we are, in the back of our minds, we should know […]

Free University Offers a New Look at Higher Education

Madison Square Park became the center of an event called the Free University. Affiliated with the Occupy movement, the classes, both taught and attended by the public, were intended to be an “experiment in radical education,” according to the event’s website. Over 160 classes were taught and many focused on social and economic justice, like “Class Struggle, Socialism, and […]

Macaulay and ASU Unite for Immigration Reform

The case in support of undocumented immigrants opportunities in the United States will be made during the First Annual Macaulay Students for Immigration Education Reform (S.I.E.R.) Conference. The conference, in collaboration with Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College, will address the state of unauthorized immigrants in higher education. ASU hosted its own conference during the […]