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The accolades keep piling up for a young woman from Bay Ridge who singlehandedly created a community-based advocacy group aimed at empowering young, ambitious girls to pursue executive careers and  … Full Article

Girls Advocating Leadership & Strength founder wins TD Bank Young Heroes Award

The accolades keep piling up for a young woman from Bay Ridge who singlehandedly created a community-based advocacy group aimed at empowering young, ambitious girls to pursue executive careers and become the CEOs of tomorrow. And Sheryl Chen isn’t even in college yet. … Full Article

Forbes: St. Francis College listed among America’s Top Colleges

With the release of the 2017 Forbes rankings, St. Francis College has now been ranked one of America’s Top Colleges all 10 years that the magazine has published the list. … Full Article

CUNY applications jump nine percent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s program to provide free tuition to students attending New York state’s public colleges could be partially responsible for a record increase in applications to attend the City University of New York (CUNY), educators said this week. … Full Article

Bay Ridge grad wins Ronald Reagan Scholarship

Just a quick glance at Sheryl Chen’s resume offers numerous clues as to how she was selected to be one of only 20 students from around the U.S. to be named a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship winner. … Full Article

St. Francis men's basketball hopes recruits can help turn tide

Just over two years removed from being on the precipice of reaching their ultimate goal, the St. Francis Brooklyn men’s basketball program has taken a precipitous fall of late. … Full Article

Muslim activist critical of Israel is cheered at graduation

A Muslim-American activist whose role as a commencement speaker had come under protest from critics opposing her stance on Israel was given a standing ovation by graduating students Thursday after she told them they must commit to demanding change. … Full Article

Midwood Holocaust survivor shares her story with Staten Island students

Sally Frishberg is a true survivor, having escaped from Germany during WWII, and lived to tell her inspiring story to generations of students at a recent lecture at the College of Staten Island. … Full Article

Immigrant, advocate groups rally at Borough Hall to protest proposed education cuts

“Education is a right, budget cuts are wrong,” was shouted from the steps of Borough Hall on Wednesday morning, as students from all across the borough joined elected officials to protest a feared $12 million budget cut in education programs. … Full Article

John Sexton, NYU President Emeritus, returns to St. Francis

The rain washed out a night of New York Mets baseball April 25, but there was no stopping John Sexton from delivering his talk “Baseball as a Road to God” at a special St. Francis College presentation at Citi Field, hosted by Mets Owner Fred Wilpon. … Full Article

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