Community colleges see enrollment surge


| nrosenberg@queenscourier.com

For the first time in her 30-year career, LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow has had to close admissions at a school. And Mellow is not alone. Across New York City – and the country – the community college system has been shocked by a surge in enrollment. While the colleges welcome the spike in […]

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College students eager to vote


By Queens Courier Staff

One group expected to go to the polls in high numbers next week and make an educated choice are college students. That is because their universities are urging them to vote and informing them about the candidates’ platforms. While such efforts have taken place during previous elections, campuses report that this year students are more […]

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Community College Funding


By Queens Courier Staff

Today, almost half of all undergraduates in the United States are attending a community college. Here in New York City, the six community colleges of The City University of New York - Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, and Queensborough Community College - serve […]

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In the wake of Virginia Tech massacre . . .
Colleges here consider text-message system


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

After the devastating shooting that left 33 people dead at Virginia Tech, officials at Queens colleges and universities are reviewing their emergency plans, and three schools are considering implementing a text-message system to alert students and school personnel about potentially dangerous situations. Queens College President Dr. James Muyskens told The Queens Courier that his school […]

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In the wake of Virginia Tech massacre . . . Colleges here consider text-message system


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

After the devastating shooting that left 33 people dead at Virginia Tech, officials at Queens colleges and universities are reviewing their emergency plans, and three schools are considering implementing a text-message system to alert students and school personnel about potentially dangerous situations. Queens College President Dr. James Muyskens told The Courier Sun that his school […]

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Queensborough institutes free tuition program


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

For the first time in a decade, some city students will gain a college education free. Queensborough Community College has launched Aspire to Success, a pilot scholarship program that will offer free tuition within the CUNY system. The program, made available to 30 students, will require the pupils to complete all remedial work in addition […]

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Queensborough to dedicate Holocaust Center


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

Thanks to the largest grant in school history, a generous $1 million donation, Queensborough Community College will be able to further enhance their Holocaust Center and move into a more desirable location. The Bayside college will also honor the donator, Harriet Kupferberg of Malba, a member of the Board of Queensborough College Fund Inc. for […]

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Queensborough offering career classes online


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

Hoping to gain students who don't have the time to physically attend classes, Queensborough Community College's Department of Continuing Education recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide non-credit, online career training courses in the field of healthcare, business and construction. These online classes, now accessible at www.gatlineducation.com/qcc.cuny, can help individuals in any stage of […]

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Queensborough launches Virtual Hospital


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

With one of the largest clinical nursing programs in the New York metropolitan area, it only makes sense that Queensborough Community College’s Department of Nursing recently established a four-bed Virtual Hospital. It will allow more than 350 nursing students a year to develop their clinical practice skills using life-like mannequins that replicate human physiological life […]

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Queensborough Loses Funding


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Queensborough Community College (QCC) will be losing federal funding for their External Education Homebound Program, which provides higher education opportunities to disabled individuals as of today, August 31, putting the future of the program in serious jeopardy. QCC has received funding for the program for nearly 30 years, and it has served as a model […]

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CUNY Taps New Interim Queens College President


By Queens Courier Staff

The City University of New Yorks crown jewel has a new king to sit atop its throne. Dr. Russell K. Holtzer, who has served as University Dean for Academic Affairs at CUNY since 1996 has been appointed by CUNYs Board of Trustees as the new Interim President of Queens College. The acting president previously served […]

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Queens College Staffing Up on Luminaries


By Queens Courier Staff

Queens College President Allen Sessoms is a step closer to his mission: raising the School’s profile from a good College to a great one. His technique seems to revolve around attracting the celebrated in medicine, politics and communications to Queens College. The first step–one that catapulted the Flushing campus into international prominence–was luring Dr. Luc […]

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Organic produce market to open on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jeannie Hermosura

Bayside’s Bell Boulevard will be getting a fast and fresh alternative to the avenue’s many food and dining options with the arrival of Big Green Apple Market, an organic produce store with hot and cold meals.

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