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8 hrs ago | Forward

Citing Shabbat, CUNY Graduate Students Delay Boycott Israel Vote

A student group at the City University of New York postponed a vote on a boycott resolution of Israel because it would have taken place on the Jewish Sabbath. About 100 people attended the meeting of the Doctoral Students' Council on Friday evening and debated the "Resolution for the Endorsement of Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions."


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Baruch College

9 hrs ago |

Beauties galore on CSI campus for Sunday's 38th annual car show

From a 1924 two-speed Ford to a sweet 1964 Volkswagen Beetle in original dove blue and rows of gleaming Cadillacs, hundreds of classic cars are on display at the College of Staten Island for Sunday's 38th annual car show and flea market sponsored by the nonprofit Staten Island Region of the Antique Auto Club of America. Tony Mei of Prince's Bay, proud owner of this 1955 Ford Thunderbird.


Related Topix: Ford Thunderbird, Coupe, Convertible, Ford, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Beetle, Hatchback, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, College of Staten Island

15 hrs ago | RedOrbit

New Study Shows Impact Of Movies On Dog Breed...

The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University. The study, published September 10 in PLOS ONE , also found that movies' influence was strongest in the early twentieth century and has declined since.


Related Topix: Western Carolina University

16 hrs ago | The Pelham Daily Voice

'Exclusionary' Mark For Pelham Manor In HUD Report Tops Week's News

A new group of six Westchester towns including Pelham Manor, have been labeled exclusionary in a new report by the federal monitor overseeing the county's affordable housing settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development . Although New Rochelle native Ray Rice has been released from the only professional football team he's ever played for , and was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video shows him knocking out his then-fiancee, not all residents of his hometown are prepared to give up on him.


Related Topix: Pelham Manor, NY, New Rochelle, NY, Pelham, NY, Queens College

20 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Film fest heading to the Bronx

"City Island" director Raymond de Felitta, center, poses with actress Dominik Garcia-Lorido and actor Andy Garcia during a photocall for the movie "City Island" at the 35th American Film Festival, in Deauville, Normandy, France, 2009. De Felitta will appear at the "Yes the Bronx" film festival at Lehman College.


Related Topix: City Island, Andy Garcia, Celebrities, Lehman College

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Genesee Country Express

Rough primary gives hope to Cuomo's foes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bumpy win in the Democratic primary is energizing his general election opponents, who said Wednesday that a little-known liberal challenger's better-than-expected showing exposed big problems for the governor within his own party. The governor traveled to Buffalo for a victory celebration with running mate Kathy Hochul as his campaign pivots to the general election.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Westchester County, NY, Howie Hawkins, Baruch College

Philadelphia Weekly

PW's Weekend Picks

A young man navigates a magical forest populated with fantastical creatures. 7:30pm.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Life, Hobbies, Origami, Theater, Arts, The Roots, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, York, PA

Make the World a Better Place

A Modest Proposal to Zionize American Academia

In the true spirit of capitalism, I've identified a niche in the academic market and plan to fill it. First, let's state the problem: the recent spate of campus firings from Yale to the University of Illinois have left schools in the messy position of having to rid themselves of controversial, undesirable prospective faculty and, God knows, sometimes even chaplains .


Related Topix: Brooklyn College


African Lead Mine Poisons Children

From the screaming children being tested for lead in this African city, to the clouds of toxic dust blown across soccer fields, streets and courtyards, this is one of the world's worst lead poisoning epidemics. The lowest blood lead levels in nearly 300 children we tested in July were around 35 micrograms per deciliter -- six times above the acceptable level in the United States.


Related Topix: World News, Zambia, Hunter College

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The classics are coming back with 38th Annual Antique Car Show on Sunday

Car enthusiasts may want to clear their calendars on Sunday, when the Staten Island Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America hosts its 38th Annual Antique Car Show at the College of Staten Island. The show is expected to bring out over 500 antique, classic and high-performance cars, some nearly a century old, and will also feature a flea market, DJ entertainment, and refreshments.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, College of Staten Island


CCNY analysis explains rich bird biodiversity in Neotropics

Applying analyses designed by City College of New York biologist Mike Hickerson, a team of international researchers is challenging a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds ended up in the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest extending from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America. It is home to the most bird species on Earth.


Related Topix: City College of New York, New York

Jerusalem Post

Grad students at New York university to vote on BDS

A student group at the City University of New York is set to discuss and vote on a proposed resolution calling for a boycott of Israel. The university's Doctoral Students' Council advertised the proposed resolution earlier this month ahead of a meeting scheduled for the evening of September 12. "The DSC hereby endorses the boycott of Israeli academic institutions and the divestment from Israeli companies, and calls for the end to the partnership between Baruch College and the College of Management Academic Studies," reads the text of the proposed resolution, titled "Resolution for the Endorsement of Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions."


Related Topix: Baruch College

16 Subway Lines Face Service Changes This Weekend

A and C trains, the M3 bus and free shuttle buses will provide alternative service. 2 Line - Brooklyn College-bound trains will run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to Franklin Avenue from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.


Related Topix: Brooklyn College, Eastchester, NY, Bay Park, NY, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Ozone-Park, NY, Queens, NY

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Denver Post

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus, master of 'surge' in Iraq, gives 9/11 talk

Retired U.S. Gen. David Petraeus is expected to address national security threats - and President Obama's stepped-up approach against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria - during a Sept.


Related Topix: Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Denver, CO, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, University of Southern California

New York Daily News

Queens College shows off its Warhol collection

Edward Powers assistant professor of art at Queens College, and Amy Winter curator of the college's Godwin-Ternbach Museum discuss the new exhibit focused on the work of artist Andy Warhol. Visions of an electric chair drenched in psychedelic colors, giant Campbell's soup cans and a silkscreen portrait of boxing great Muhammad Ali provide a glimpse into the complex, artistic mind of Andy Warhol.


Related Topix: Queens College

Dog movies drive us to chase after certain breeds

New research suggests that fashion often outweighs function when it comes to purchasing a new dog. The study, published Thursday in PLOS ONE , demonstrates how movies have a substantial effect on the popularity of certain dog breeds.


Related Topix: Western Carolina University

The Washington Post

Carson Block Says Muddy Waters Has - Modest Short' on

Carson Block of Muddy Waters LLC said his firm has a "modest short" position on Chinese sports- gambling company Ltd. based on "fundamental issues, red flags and potential risk of wrongdoing." "We'd be happy to see it at 30 to 50 percent of where it is now," he said in an interview at an event at Baruch College in New York today.


Related Topix: Baruch College, Science / Technology

Sys-Con Media

U.S. Northeast Remains Life-Science Darling, Attracting $8 Billion in ...

Like any long-term union, the one shared between the U.S. Northeast region, which comprises Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and the Life Science Industry is a classic example of a love/hate relationship. The Northeast region has been pummeled over the past few years with scores of pharmaceutical plants closing and lucrative jobs lost.


Related Topix: Delaware, NJ

Held Momentarily Plays as Part of FringeNYC Encore Series, Now thru 9/21

"Held Momentarily" is a poignant new musical comedy about making connections, living in the moment, and moving on in life. Conceived by a group of classmates from LaGuardia Arts High School , the piece was originally workshopped in January 2014 at The Producers' Club, continued on to the New York International Fringe Festival at The Sheen Center, and will now extend to the FringeNYC Encore Series at SoHo Playhouse, to be helmed by director Hunter Bird and produced by Lionel Christian and Marielle Young, today, September 11-21.


Related Topix: New York, Hunter College

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Police: Dispute on College of Staten Island shuttle led to stabbing at ferry terminal

A dispute Tuesday night on a College of Staten Island shuttle bus to the Staten Island Ferry culminated in a stabbing outside the ferry terminal, allege authorities. Basil Yousuf, 23, of 47th Avenue, Queens, began arguing with the victim, a 24-year-old man, on the shuttle, said a law enforcement source.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, College of Staten Island, Criminal Defense Law, Law