BP honored at LaGuardia Community College Asian Heritage Celebration


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of LaGuardia Community College

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz received an award Wednesday for her dedication and support of one Long Island City college.

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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


| jlyons@queenscourier.com

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


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

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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Massive community-made mural unveiled in LIC


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos via Department of Transportation's Flickr

The commute to and from work, school and other daily activities for pedestrians and drivers in Long Island City just got more colorful — all with help from the community.

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Op-ed: Obama’s free community college proposal: Why it’s good for our city


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY GAIL O. MELLOW

President Obama’s proposal for two years of free community college for all Americans leaves behind the 20th-century concept that a high school degree is sufficient to have a middle class life.

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Obama’s call to make community college tuition free gets an A from Queens students


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

If the whole country participates, Obama’s idea could help about nine million students per year and save them around $3,800 in tuition, according to the White House. In Queens there are two community colleges — Queensborough Community College and LaGuardia Community College. Combined, the two schools have more than 30,000 students that would benefit from free tuition.

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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


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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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