Baruch College Ranked as One of Five Most Affordable and Accessible Institutions With High Graduation Rates
According to a new report by the Education Trust, a research and advocacy group, Baruch College was named one of five four-year colleges — out of the 1,186 colleges examined — that is doing a good job serving low-income students. The study examined cost, graduation rates, and enrollment to determine their results. The full report can be viewed here and the press release here. To read the Chronicle of Education story, click here. Find an Inside Higher Ed story here.
Baruch Students Take Top Three Project Spots at 9th Annual CUNY IVE Leadership Event
On Wednesday June 1, 2011 the CUNY IVE Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Program held its 9th Annual Final Competitive Event at the IBM Building on 590 Madison Avenue in New York City.
This year's 26 student finalists, representing campuses throughout CUNY, presented their project and business ideas to a panel of judges to compete for seats at this year's IBM Smart Camp on June 28, which provides selected startups access to world-class advisors plus a direct route to seed and venture capital.
The diversity of the projects reflected the range of passions and interests of the participating CUNY students, from socially conscious enterprises to technology-based start-ups. After much deliberation, the judges announced three team winners, all of which were comprised of Baruch College students. For more info on their projects and team members, click here.
With the conclusion of the first phase of this year's program, all finalists have been invited to apply for IVE's Summer Incubator Program, which will competitively award student stipends and one-on-one mentoring to help take their projects to the next level. Congratulations to all!
Professor Charles Riley Curates New Taiwanese Art Museum
Charles Riley with curator Jo Jo Huang (in blue) and Hsu
Ling Ling, director of the Chi Mei Museum, curating the
Rodin installation at the soon-to-be-completed building.
Professor Charles Riley (English) was in Taiwan, China this month to curate the 19th-century sculpture wing of a huge new art museum, Chi Mei, in Tainan. While there, he also delivered two public lectures at the National Museum of Taiwanese Literature and worked with the museum staff and architect to design the installation of a permanent exhibition devoted to Rodin and his students. During the visit he met, in addition to Chi Mei founder and chairman Wen-Long Shi, a number of political and cultural leaders, including Gwhyneth Chen, whose Chopin recording has just won the Taiwanese version of the Grammy Awards.