How This New App Can Teach You About Forgotten Histories [features CSI alumnae Debbie-Ann Paige ’06 and Faith D’Alessandro ’16] – This year’s police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd reignited a national conversation about Black people’s place in America and in its history. In Staten Island, this summer’s activism exposed residents to the borough’s lesser-known, and often overlooked, Black History. Many people, however, only learned about the Sandy Ground Settlement. Debbie-Ann Paige, Staten Island Public Historian and Professional Genealogist, wants residents to realize that Black History on the Island goes beyond Sandy Ground. Read more at

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CSI Student Elections: Run for Office. You Can Make a Difference

CSI Faculty and Staff: We have started the nomination process for next year’s student leaders. Even though we continue to work in a remote environment, student leadership remains extremely important. Please help us out by sharing the message below and encouraging your students to run. It’s an amazing experience. Thank you.


We know that in these challenging times, you may not be thinking about running for a student leader position, but leadership matters.

CSI Student Elections are coming.

Nominations are open from now until Friday, Mar. 19 at 4:00pm.

Student Leader Positions for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year:

Are you interested in being a student leader? Do you want to make a difference and have your voice be heard? Then consider running for a seat on one of the following organizations (descriptions of these organizations are attached):

Student Government (including seats for President and Vice President)

             CSI Association

             Auxiliary Services Corporation

             College Council

             Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee

In order to run for and hold these positions, CUNY has set the following eligibility requirements:

·       You must be matriculated in a degree or credit-bearing certificate program at the College of Staten Island.

·       Undergraduate students must carry a minimum of six credit hours.

·       Graduate students must carry a minimum of three credit hours and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

·       In order to serve each semester, a student must have completed and earned passing grades in at least 50 percent of the credits for which he or she registered in the prior semester, but in no event fewer than three credits.

·       GPA requirements vary and are noted on the nomination form.

The completed Nomination Packet, including the candidate platform statement described in “How to Become a Candidate,” must be submitted by 4:00pm on Friday, Mar. 19, 2021. The form can be accessed online.​

Upon completion of form, please hit the SUBMIT button. Your form status should switch from ​“In Progress” to “Pending.” 

For further information, please contact the Office of Student Life at

You can make a difference.

By Carol Brower

Are Your Students Career-Ready?

The Center for Career and Professional Development will present a number of events that will help students to be more career-ready.

The featured event is “Rock Your LinkedIn Profile” on Friday, Mar. 5. More information is available online.

Other events include:

You Can Go Further Than You Think – A Resume Presentation by mthree (For Computer Science Students), Tuesday, Mar. 2 from 2:30pm to 3:30 pm​.

Learn from insiders on what it’s like to work at JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the JPMorgan Zoominar Panel Discussion​, Friday, Mar. 5 from 2:00pm to 3:30 pm.

Internship Opportunities:

Guide your students to our Career Resources page and if they need specific help, encourage them to make one-on-one appointments with career staff

Our bi-weekly email is emailed to students every other Wednesday and includes opportunities, resources, upcoming events, and more.

For up-to-the-minute information, students can follow us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

By the Center for Career and Professional Development Team

CSI Alumni Association Award

The CSI Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its 2021 Outstanding Student Leadership Award.

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • Receive an undergraduate or graduate degree from the College of Staten Island in 2021
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Have a record of volunteer service to the College or community

Please submit a brief recommendation letter, along with relevant documentation, supporting the nomination by Friday, Apr, 23, 2021. Nominations should be emailed to Those selected will be acknowledged at Commencement and will be presented to the CSIAA Board of Directors at their Annual Meeting in June.

By the Division of Academic Affairs

Updated Food Pantry Information

The Food Pantry will be open this week on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 10:30am to 1:00pm and on Friday, Feb. 26 from 10:30am to 1:00pm.

The Office of Student Life would like to remind you that the CSI Food Pantry will continue to be an available resource on campus throughout the semester. If you or a 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 students. Throughout the Spring semester, the pantry remains available to our campus community by appointment only.   ​

The Spring 2021 CSI Food Pantry appointment hours will be from 10:30am – 1:00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays for the Spring Semester. If you need to make an appointment, please fill out the online form and someone from the Office of Student Life will contact you. 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   

All CUNY Campus locations (including CSI) require that all faculty, staff, and students download and complete the Everbridge Health Checker app before coming to campus.  This simple Symptom Checker can and should be accessed from your mobile phone each day before your visit to campus. After a brief one-time setup of the Everbridge app, the daily Symptom Checker takes less than two minutes to complete. It is an important reminder to consider whether you have symptoms of or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 before you enter any CUNY facility. You will need to Login using your CUNY Login credentials: (Username:    

For more information about CUNY’s policy on Campus re-entry or on the  Everbridge App, please go online. 

By Carol Brower