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Two Brooklyn natives – Melody Mills, who attended Midwood High School and Mariya Tuchinskaya, from Brooklyn Tech High School – have received prestigious Fulbright  … Full Article

NYC announces 3 new early college high schools

Officials from IBM, Microsoft and the software maker SAP joined New York City education officials Thursday to announce three new early-college high schools that will confer both a high school diploma and a City University of New York associate … Full Article

Brooklyn’s college kids are pulling all-nighters with Adderall, Schumer says

Downtown
Thousands of college students in Brooklyn got through their final exams last month by cramming all night and using stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin to stay awake, according to US Senator Charles Schumer, who is raising the alarm over the misuse of the drugs. … Full Article

LIU Brooklyn 2013 valedictorian is graduation speaker at his high school GED Program in Staten Island

Downtown
William Curran, LIU Brooklyn’s Class of 2013 valedictorian, will be the graduation speaker for the high school GED program from which he graduated. The ceremony will take place on June 17. … Full Article

Robots, geeky tech a hit in Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown
Downtown Brooklyn got geeky on Saturday as the World Science Festival took over NYU-Poly’s MetroTech campus and Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

$10M donation to LIU Brooklyn Nursing School is largest ever

Downtown
LIU Brooklyn’s School of Nursing has received a naming gift of $10 million from Helaine Lerner and Joan Rechnitz, daughters of Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn; the donation will fund a state-of-the-art Learning Resources Center at the school. … Full Article

Pols charge CUNY is rushing search for Medgar Evers College president

Bedford-Stuyvesant
The City University of New York (CUNY) is in too much of a rush to find the next president of Medgar Evers College and isn’t casting a wide enough net to attract a sufficient number of qualified candidates, a group of lawmakers charged. … Full Article

Brooklyn native Wendy Libby is first woman president of Florida’s Stetson University

Other Brooklyns
In 2008, Brooklyn native Dr. Wendy Libby was comfortable in her job as President of Stephens College, the second oldest women’s institute in America.  Dr. … Full Article

LIU Brooklyn valedictorian first in family to graduate from college

Downtown
He’s the comeback kid from Staten Island.  … Full Article

LIU student’s research shows pets improve outlook for homeless

Emma Newton knows her purpose in life.

The 21-year-old LIU Global senior wants to create global awareness about the link between animal and human welfare. … Full Article

English Professor George Guida named City Tech 2013 Scholar On Campus

Downtown
New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has chosen English Professor George Guida as its 2013 Scholar on Campus for his outstanding work as a poet, fiction writer, critic, editor and teacher. … Full Article
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