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White Paper

Developing a research paper topic for my Colin Powell Seminar.

Topic: Surveillance Law

In the age of modern technology and terrorism, it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish the fine line between personal information privacy and national security. 2,004 more words


I was fortunate to work at the City College of New York for 10 years and enjoyed every day of my job. Designed by George B. 525 more words

Retirement In New York

The Question of Participation

I attended (and participated in!) a conversation on participation in the classroom, hosted by my colleagues and department head. I love how a few good questions can help to refine and clarify thinking. 356 more words


Early Jewish basketball at CCNY, by Ari Sclar

In the early years of the twentieth century, basketball thrived at small colleges.  For instance, one historian found that Oberlin College, located in Ohio, did not have the resources to build a ‘big-time’ football program, so it offered basketball as a way to provide athletic opportunities to students, attract loyalty and funds from alumni and fans, and build institutional prestige. 1,124 more words

Ari Sclar

This is Not a Drill People

Disclaimer: This image is sourced from CityLab.com, and was not created or provided for by the author of this blog. The title of the article that provided this image is “Mapping the Modern Transformation of New York City”, written by Andrew Small. 367 more words


The Ugly Side of Restoration

Two weeks ago, council member Mark Levine came to our Colin Powell seminar at The City College of New York. He led a discussion centered on the various issues that affect the upper Manhattan community, as well as the ways in which they intersect and conflict with each other. 587 more words


Harlem One Stop

Harlem One Stop is an incredible non-profit organization in Harlem, New York. The organization was founded in 2006 with a vision of creating economic equity in uptown (Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood) New York. 157 more words