LaGuardia Community College breaks ground on library expansion


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's Office

LaGuardia Community College has launched a project that will give students at the Long Island City campus more room to conduct research and study.

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LaGuardia Community College Library gets an upgrade


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College’s library is getting a modern update to provide students and faculty with more room to research and learn. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with students and school administration on Thursday, September 19 to announce he had secured $2 million in funds to renovate and update the first floor of the institute’s library. […]

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LaGuardia Community College Student Photo Exhibition


| amanning@queenscourier.com

The men and women who make up Long Island City’s small businesses are the focus of LaGuardia Community College’s student photo exhibition, “Long Island City Works.” Over 100 faces, including photographer Tony Vaccaro, were captured by the school’s commercial photography students. “The exhibition is a way for the college to recognize the workers of Long […]

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Philosophy popular at LaGuardia Community College


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

If you asked students at most community colleges throughout the country what majors were the most popular, philosophy probably wouldn’t be on the top of many lists. However, at LaGuardia Community College (LaG), educators and students alike, say that the philosophy major at the Long Island City school certainly defies that logic. “The idea that […]

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LaGuardia Community College gets grant


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LaGuardia Community College will be receiving a grant through the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program worth more than $570,000 for “Project RISE: Reinvigorating Second Year Education.” “I am pleased that LaGuardia Community College has been awarded this grant through the Department of Education,” said Senator Hillary Clinton. “The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institution Program grant will help […]

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LaGuardia Community College eyes expansion


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Long Island City’s LaGuardia Community College will expand its facilities, thanks to $55 million in funds from the State Senate’s capital appropriations. LaGuardia, which is currently housed in four buildings, will use the money to purchase and renovate a building nearby. The state budget has not been approved by Governor George Pataki who has announced […]

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LaGuardia Performing Arts Center photo exhibit to explore Muslim identity


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College is hosting the photography exhibit “Faces of Islam” at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center from Nov. 13. The exhibit features more than 30 photographs of Muslims associated with the college: students, administrators, and their families and friends.

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Community pushes for pedestrian safety in western Queens


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Update Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m.  After three pedestrians were struck in the last three months — two fatally and one left in critical condition — the western Queens community is asking for safer traffic measures.  According to police, on Friday, September 13 a woman was struck and killed as she was crossing Queens Plaza […]

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Community concern over high school sharing building with younger students


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

As one of the 15 new schools announced to open in Queens in September, the Department of Education (DOE) is planning to co-locate a new high school in the same building as a middle school — and it has created mixed feelings within the community. Energy Tech High School is expected to open at I.S. 204, […]

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After fatal accident, community calls for safety


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

It didn’t have to end in tragedy. Following the death of 16-year-old Tenzin Drudak, mowed down by a minivan outside LaGuardia Community College, students and residents asked the Department of Transportation (DOT) for what they say are much-needed street safety enhancements. Drudak, a student at Applied Communications High School inside LaGuardia Community College’s building, died […]

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Monroe College Delivers M.B.A. to Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Monroe College’s King Graduate School (www.monroecollege.edu/king) will begin offering a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree customized for Queens residents and professionals in September, 2012. Starting with the course “Managing in the Global Economy,” the class will be offered at the Sheraton LaGuardia-East Hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing. Monroe’s M.B.A. program offers concentrations in Business […]

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Students say college texts are too pricey


By Queens Courier Staff

For Bryce Aguilera, 19, a sophomore at LaGuardia Community College, paying for his textbooks to study veterinary science can cost him up to $350 for a single book. The Rosedale resident said he does not receive financial aid because of his parent’s income, so he works to pay for his books out-of-pocket. On average, Aguilera […]

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LaGuardia CC gets $4.4M in grants


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LaGuardia Community College received $4.4 million in federal grants that will allow it to work with other City University of New York (CUNY) campuses and other schools throughout the country to develop a program that use the student electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) tool. The biggest grant, a $3.7 million award from the U.S. Department of Education, […]

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Welcome Back Center opens at LaGuardia CC


By Queens Courier Staff

The New York City Welcome Back Center at LaGuardia Community College will soon open its doors to help internationally trained healthcare professionals get back into a healthcare profession in New York State. The demand for healthcare professionals who are culturally and linguistically diverse and competent is high. Beth Lord, director of the Welcome Back Center, […]

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Welcome Back Center opens at LaGuardia CC


By Queens Courier Staff

The New York City Welcome Back Center at LaGuardia Community College will soon open its doors to help internationally trained healthcare professionals get back into a healthcare profession in New York State. The demand for healthcare professionals who are culturally and linguistically diverse and competent is high. Beth Lord, director of the Welcome Back Center, […]

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