OP-ED Response to Ayah Aly:

FAY YANOFSKY On October 17th, I attended an interfaith event titled “Two Visions One Culture” hosted by Professor Robert Cherry. I experienced first-hand the way Professor Cherry uses his influence as a donor at Merchavim, a Non-Governmental Organization working to eliminate cultural barriers in Israel. Its Executive Director highlighted their five-year plan to integrate 500…

Write the Night

By: Paulette Gindi Candlelit evenings aren’t only for romantic dinner dates; they are also for writing workshops. Brooklyn College’s literary magazine, Stuck in the Library, hosts a free writing workshop every other Wednesday evening called Write the Night. The programming is directed by indie author and Brooklyn College alumni Algonquin Jones, and hosted by former…

A Missed Opportunity on Race

By: David Rosenberg Let me tell you a story. It is about a student here at Brooklyn College. He grew up here in Brooklyn with his mom and two brothers; his father left them all when he was three years old. In his high school, only 1.17% of the graduating class went on to college. When he graduates,…

Freshman Guide

By: Shadiq Williams It seems like one of the hardest things for those going from high school to college is adjusting to a new environment, whether that means being around people you normally don’t interact with (usually people outside your race/culture/etc.) or meeting more people like you. Once you actually go to your new college…

Heavier Backpack, Lighter Wallet

By: Cindy Sobel Ask any group of students what their highest expense at the start of every term is and the unanimous response will be TEXTBOOKS!  Now, textbooks have always been costly, and it does take a lot of effort and expense to write them, so I don’t mind paying for them.  However, in recent…

MOOC’s: The future of Higher Education?

“Thank you for signing up at http://www.ai-class.com. You should receive an e-mail with more information once registration is available later this summer.  We’re excited at the opportunity to share this class with the world. Sincerely, Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig.”  The initial email in August 2011 was brief, but it captured the growing excitement surrounding…

How to Get Cheaper Textbooks

During my freshman year, on the first day of General Chemistry 1, I sat down in an Ingersoll lecture hall with my tenth edition of copy of Chemistry: The Central Science lent to me by a friend. I knew that it was a rather old edition; and even if I couldn’t tell by the cover,…

A Guide to Cheaper Textbooks

By: David Rosenberg During my freshman year, on the first day of General Chemistry 1, I sat down in an Ingersoll lecture hall with my tenth edition of copy of Chemistry: The Central Science lent to me by a friend. I knew that it was a rather old edition; and even if I couldn’t tell…