University HQ Ranks CSI among the Best Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in New York

CSI has been recognized as one of the Best Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in New York by University HQ.

The College of Staten Island is among the Best Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in New York, according to University HQ (UHQ). CSI ranked in the top 100 for Bachelor’s degrees and the top 96 for Master’s.

Explaining its methodology, UHQ noted that it gathered data from the most reliable and unbiased sources, such as;;; and

Ranking factors include cost of tuition, admission rate, retention rate, graduation rate, graduating salary (ROI), number of programs offered, online programs offered, loan default rate, diplomas awarded, and percentage of students receiving financial aid.

By Terry Mares

Increased Ferry Shuttle and Loop Bus Service

With the steadily growing number of students, faculty, and staff returning to campus, Ferry Shuttle and Loop Bus services have been increased through Thursday, Dec. 23 as follows:

Loop Bus service: 

Effective Monday Monday, Nov. 29 Loop Bus hours were added between the hours of 4:00pm and 10:15pm, Monday through Thursday. 

Service will now run continuously from 7:35am until 10:15pm.

See Loop Bus details and Friday schedule online.

Ferry Shuttle service:  

Effective Monday, Nov. 29 Ferry Shuttle hours were added between the hours of  7:35pm and 11:05pm, Monday through Thursday.

Service will now run from 7:35am through 11:05pm.

See Ferry Shuttle bus details and Friday schedule online.

By Hope Berte

CSI Tuesday Is Here

CSI Tuesday is our day of giving to “help our students help themselves.” Please join us to support the rising generation through current social and economic challenges so they can stay on track and in school. You can lend a giving hand for the greatest needs of our students and keep their momentum going. Our investment in our students is an investment in our future.   

Matching funds are being generously offered by the CSI Alumni Association. Your donation will be matched and the impact of your gift will be doubled. Please match their commitment with your own today at

You can also donate via employee payroll deductions or when you dine with Campus Dining Services or on the mobile dining app, through December 3.

By Jennifer Lynch

The Self-Esteem Salon – Chris Verene Exhibition

Chris Verene, Associate Professor of Photography in the Department of Performing and Creative Arts, has an essay and work featured from from his ongoing series, The Self-Esteem Salon, in a new anthology from the Aperture Foundation as well as in a exhibition and lecture series from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Photo No-Nos: Meditations on What Not to Photograph, (Aperture 2021), features ideas, stories, and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals, along with an encyclopedic list of more than 1,000 taboo subjects compiled from and with pictures by contributors including: Chris Verene, Nelson Chan, Cary Fagan, Duane Michals, Elinor Carucci, Danna Singer, September Dawn Bottoms, and many more. Details are online​.

Chris Verene’s work appears in an exhibition curated by Jaime Permuth that celebrates the esteemed class of invited lecturers at the Master’s in Digital Photography Program at the School of Visual Arts. Verene’s lecture and slideshow can be seen online, on YouTube. The exhibition, titled “On Turning Ten,” is part of Photoville, the sprawling 2021 installation of the city-wide photography festival. Hurry now to see the work in person–the festival, which spans all five boroughs, closes Wednesday, Dec. 1.  

Images and detailed information can be seen online.

By Prof. Chris Verene  

Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI): Faculty Center Assistance Schedule for Nov 29 – Dec 3

Our virtual sessions can be accessed by using the Virtual Drop-in Center buttons located on the main page of the Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI) Bb Organization available to all teaching faculty at CSI. As always, there is no need to register for our virtual sessions.

For additional drop-in, in-person group/one-on-one session, or course enrollment information, please contact Faculty Center Training Coordinator, Kristen Lindtvedt at

Have a great week.

By Kristen Lindvedt

Food Pantry Information

The Office of Student Life would like to remind you that the CSI Food Pantry will continue to be an available resource on campus. If you or a CUNY student you know is having difficulties finding food to eat during this challenging time, CSI has a non-perishable food pantry that was created to help provide assistance for our currently enrolled students. The food pantry still remains available to our campus community by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30am to 1:00pm.     

In order to make an appointment, please fill out the online form and someone from the Office of Student Life will contact you. Appointments must be made by 4:30pm on the Tuesday or Thursday before your appointment. Please note, if the dates and times listed above do not work for your schedule or if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

By Carol Brower