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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

St. Francis College to host screening and discussion on ‘Rikers: An American Jail’

Thousands of people are now held behind bars at Rikers Island, a jail with a history of violence and abuse, but most of them have not been to trial yet. Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants to shut it down. … Full Article

New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition

ALBANY— New York is set to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students. The tuition initiative is part of a new state budget approved Sunday by the state Senate, a day after the Assembly approved it. … Full Article

NYU Tandon professor wins H&M Global Change Award

Currently, many types of fabrics, including nylon, are made in an energy-intensive, unsustainable process that uses fossil fuel. … Full Article

What can Brown do for LIU-Brooklyn?

The one thing you should know about Brooklyn native Larry Brown before reading this is that he is always a candidate for a head coaching vacancy. Even if — and sometimes especially when — he already has a job. … Full Article

LIU Tells Perri to ‘hit the road jack’

Jack Perri, the last head men’s basketball coach to lead the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds to the NCAA Tournament, has been fired, the Eagle officially confirmed Tuesday morning. … Full Article

National Science Foundation recognizes 2 NYU Tandon professors for promising research in smart cities and smart transportation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected two New York University faculty members, Joseph Y.J. Chow and Constantine Kontokosta, as recipients of the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development Awards, more widely known as CAREER Awards. … Full Article

NYU Tandon's VR app to debut at SXSW

As South by Southwest's (SXSW) annual Gaming Expo opens next week, big-name game companies will be vying for attention for their newest releases alongside a virtual reality app that can make bone and capillary-forming endothelial cells as exciting as racing and shooting. … Full Article

Donovan nominates students for West Point, Naval Academy

Ten local students who are seeking to attend the nation’s military service academies like West Point received a helping hand from U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan who announced that he has nominated them for admission. … Full Article

Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette to speak at St. Francis College for Black History Month

A pioneer of the civil rights movement — among other actions, he took the first Freedom Ride with U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) — Bernard Lafayette has spent his lifetime fighting for justice and equality. He will bring his story to St. Francis College on Feb. … Full Article

NYU Tandon professors build AI to help autonomous vehicles locate themselves on digital maps

Self-driving cars could account for 21 million new vehicles sold every year by 2035. Over the next decade alone such vehicles — and vehicles with assisted-driving technology — could deliver $1 trillion in societal and consumer benefits due to their improved safety. … Full Article

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