The City’s Transportation Commissioner, Iris Weinshall, is leaving for a job with CUNY.
Her last day is April 13th.
A statement from Weinshall, wife of Senator Chuck Schumer, is after the jump.
– Azi Paybarah
STATEMENT FROM DOT COMMISSIONER IRIS WEINSHALL
“It has been an honor and a privilege to spend more Read More
She weathered the Staten Island Ferry storm, only to resign to…. work for CUNY.
The Mayor’s statement after the jump.
- Matthew Schuerman
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE RESIGNATION OF DOT COMMISSIONER IRIS WEINSHALL
“When I became Mayor, the people of New York were already very fortunate to Read More
Right before Eliot Spitzer gets sworn in as the new governor, and officially starts having his name floated as a White House contender, the City College of New York has announced the creation of the first-ever Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science.
The chair was created by a $2.1 million gift Read More
The First Lady of Zambia delivers the keynote address and receives the International AIDS Trust and World Vision New York’s 2006 award at Tavern on the Green.
CUNY hosts a conference on the Spellings Commission report on higher education at John Jay College.
Baruch College hosts conference titled “An Avian Flu Pandemic: How Read More
At 8:30 in Midtown, CA congressional candidate Jerry McNerney has a fund-raising breakfrast.
At 8:30, the Consul General of Mexico and CUNY co-sponsor a conference on Mexican immigrants in New York at Baruch College.
At 9 a.m. the federal funding cuts and their impact on the future of public housing is discussed at Read More
This week’s New Yorker allows Mark Singer to take us to the 40th death-iversary of the New York Herald Tribune. The oldsters met “the other night” in their old offices, which are now taken up by the journalism grad school of the City University of New York. Old/new world speeches were made: Another speaker was Read More
Still no office towers from the city’s 2004 Downtown Brooklyn Development plan, but The New York Sun carries news of a 1 million square foot mixed-use building for CUNY, an unspecified number of “private corporations” and condos to be developed by Forest City Ratner.
(via No Land Grab)
After months of delays, George Pataki sent the name of Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, his former Jewish liaison, to the Republican-controlled state Senate for reappointment as trustee to CUNY last Friday. And it went nowhere.
A spokeswoman for Senate Republicans, Lisa Black, blamed the hold-up on a technicality: Wiesenfeld’s name, she said, was sent too Read More
Few New York neighborhoods have suffered so distinctly–and so quietly–as Chinatown. Has lower Manhattan’s most densely populated locale dealt with the “social, environmental and psychological problems” that arose after 9/11? CUNY has chronicled first-person accounts of local pollution, the “crippled” restaurant business, and a widespread Read More
Another green world? [Metrop.]
The death the other day in Lebanon of Uri Grossman, 20, an Israeli soldier and the son of the novelist David Grossman, who has been a peace activist in Israel, underscores a big difference between Israeli society and ours: In Israel, the children of the elite serve in the armed forces. If the Read More