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Brooklyn residents who enroll in public colleges in the borough have low graduation rates, according to an alarming new report from the Center for an Urban Future, a think tank based in Manhattan t … Full Article





Free tuition? Not the same as free college, students say

They don't mean to sound ungrateful, but ... New York public college students who would stand to gain from the nation's most ambitious free-tuition proposal are quick to point out a sobering reality from their own meager finances: Free tuition doesn't mean free college. … Full Article

SUNY appoints new president for financially challenged Downstate Medical Center

The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dr. Wayne J. Riley as president of financially troubled SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. … Full Article

NYU to invest more than $500M in Brooklyn on science, engineering, emerging media

NYU President Andrew Hamilton is scheduled to outline the university’s more than half-a-billion-dollar investment in Brooklyn over the next decade to expand and upgrade science, technology, engineering and emerging media disciplines at an Association for a Better New York breakfast tomorrow … Full Article

U.S. News & World Report ranks NYU Tandon’s online tech program among top 3 in nation

U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday ranked New York University Tandon School of Engineering’s online graduate program in computer information technology No. 3 in the nation and the best in the Northeast region. … Full Article

St. Francis College winter graduates celebrate new year, look toward future

Almost 100 graduates of the Class of 2017 celebrated St. Francis College Winter Commencement with hundreds of family members and friends at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights on Monday, Jan. 9.  … Full Article

St. Francis College names Timothy J. Houlihan interim president

The St. Francis College board of trustees has named Timothy J. Houlihan interim president of St. Francis College. Dr. Houlihan currently serves as Provost of St. Francis. He will be replacing Brendan J. Dugan, ’68, who passed away on Dec. 18, 2016.  … Full Article

St Francis Giving Tuesday raised more than $115,000

Twice as many Terriers donated four times more money for Terrier Tuesday this year than last, raising more than $115,000 on a day when St. Francis College asks the community to give back.  … Full Article

Success Story: NYU Tandon startup bought by Uber

Uber announced on Monday that it purchased an NYU Tandon startup that will serve as the basis for the driving company’s AI (artificial intelligence) Labs. … Full Article

Architect Jeffrey Beers, latest Thomas J. Volpe Series speaker, shares secrets of good design

St. Francis College welcomed award-winning architect Jeffrey Beers as the latest speaker for the Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series on Nov. 10.  … Full Article

Brooklyn College receives $500K to promote coastal resilience through environmental literacy

Brooklyn College announced on Friday that it is one of five institutions to receive a $500,000 grant over three years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to promote coastal resilience through an environmenta … Full Article

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