NIH Awards Einstein Medical College $7.5 Million Grant


BRONX — The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Rockefeller University, The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY), a $7.5 million grant for the Center for AIDS Research focused on preventing HIV transmission and ending the AIDS epidemic. Directed …

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NYU Acceptance Rate Lowest in 16 Years


NYU has accepted 18,250 men and women for its class of 2017 out of 67,000 total applications. The acceptance rate at NYU’s New York campus—27 percent—is the lowest in at least 16 years. Five years ago, NYU’s acceptance rate was 35 percent. NYU is projecting a freshman class of approximately 6,500 for fall 2017 across all its campuses in NY, Abu …

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SUNY Appoints 13th Chancellor


ALBANY – The State University of New York has selected electrical engineer Dr. Kristina Johnson as the 13th chancellor of SUNY, the largest public college system in the United States. “Throughout her distinguished career, Kristina Johnson has not only been a faculty member, administrator, and visionary in higher education but also a dedicated public servant, …

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Oprah to Speak at Skidmore Graduation


Oprah Winfrey, one of the wealthiest women in television, will address graduates at Skidmore College commencement on Saturday, May 20. Oprah is a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress. For 25 years, Winfrey was host of the award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. As Chairman and CEO, she is guiding her self-named cable …

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A-Rod Donates $500,000 to Univ. of Miami

The University of Miami School of Business Administration has received a $500,000 gift from longtime New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez. The gift will establish the Graduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Endowed Fund to support new co-curricular programs for participants in the School’s Miami Executive MBA for Artists and Athletes program and other MBA students. In …

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NYU Receives Record 67,232 Applicants


NYU announced a record-breaking 67,232 students applied for first-year admission to its Class of 2021, a six percent increase from last year marking the 10th year in a row of record application volume.  NYU received more applications than any other independent research university in America using the Common Application. More students than ever before – …

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Hillary Clinton to Give Speech at Alma Mater

Former NY Senator, Secretary of State and Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2017 and their family and friends at Wellesley’s 139th commencement exercises on Friday, May 26, at 10:30 am. Clinton is a 1969 graduate of the school. Unlike many other colleges and universities, Wellesley’s …

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SUNY Has 320 Students From Banned Countries

President Donald Trump’s Executive Order signed Friday affects 320 students across the state according to a statement from State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. The order bans visitors from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days. These seven countries have been deemed a terrorist threat by the U.S. Chancellor …

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FIT to Offer MFA in Fashion Design


NEW YORK — The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan plans to offer a Master of Fine Arts degree program in Fashion Design beginning in the fall 2017 semester. A program of the School of Graduate Studies, it is the first MFA in Fashion Design within the State of University of New York system, …

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Columbia Business School Launches New Executive Programs

NEW YORK — Columbia Business School Executive Education is launching several new programs targeting entrepreneurs and innovation. These new programs are focused on giving participants the ability to produce fast yet innovative results, solve challenges inherent in contemporary business situations, and stay relevant in the ever-changing world of business. “Over the next six months we …

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Fordham Launches Real Estate Institute

NEW YORK — Fordham University has launched a new program at its Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan for real estate professionals: the Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center. Beginning in spring 2017, enrollees will have access to professional certificate programs in the real estate capital of the world. Students can pursue a six-course certificate, or …

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