Brujas: Witches in the Hispanic Tradition 

Join us for “Brujas: Witches in the Hispanic Tradition” on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 10:10am to 12:05pm, with a guest lecture by Dr. Irma Cantú of Texas A&M International University on the historic and mythological figure of “brujas” (witches) in the Hispanic tradition. The talk will be in Spanish. This is a PG CLUE event.

Register for this virtual event online.  

This program is in honor of Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month at CSI. It is co-sponsored by the Minor in Latin America, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies; the Department of World Languages and Literatures; and the Office of Student Life – Pluralism and Diversity.

For more information, please contact  .

By Jeremiah Jurkiewicz (He/Him/His)

TTP Residency: Paid Summer Tech Internship Program

We are so excited to announce the return of the Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP) Residency Program. For the past two years, TTP has connected computer science students at the College of Staten Island to paid internships and full-time jobs in Web development, software engineering, software development, data analysis, and data science.    

More information is available online.

By the CSI Tech Incubator

“Let the Record Show: What Today’s Movements Can Learn from ACT UP”

The Center for the Study of Women and Society is excited to present CSI Distinguished Professor Sarah Schulman discussing her book Let the Record Show: What Today’s Movements Can Learn from ACT UP on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, hosted by Matt Brim, Professor of Queer Studies in the English Department at CSI.

This CC CLUE event will take place online via Zoom. For more information and to RSVP, go online. (Please note: An email with Zoom details will be sent on the day of the event.)

This event is free and open to the public. Please distribute widely.

Many thanks to our co-sponsors: The Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS), The Center for Humanities, The Graduate Center/CUNY PhD Programs in English and History, The Feminist Press, The Gotham Center for New York City History, The Graduate Center/CUNY Library, and the PublicsLab.​

By Jeremiah Jurkiewicz (He/Him/His)

CSI Legal Studies Institute Fall 2021 Lecture – Oct. 14

The CSI Legal Studies Institute presents the Fall 2021 Lecture: “Interest-Convergence:1866, 1954, 2021: Black Rights, White Interests” with Mark A. Graber, Professor, University of Maryland Regents on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7:30pm via Zoom (link to follow).

Professor Graber’s lecture will discuss the meaning and significance of the idea of “interest-convergence,” the notion that black rights and interests advance in U.S. politics only when it is the self-interests of whites as well.

Mark A. Graber is the University of Maryland Regents Professor (Political Science and Law), one of only seven faculty members in the University of Maryland system to hold that title. He has a JD from the Columbia University School of Law, an MA in Philosophy from Yale University, and a PhD in Political Science, also from Yale University. He is the author of four significant books: A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2013), Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Rethinking Abortion (Princeton University Press, 1996), and Transforming Free Speech (University of California Press, 1991). He has authored tens of journal articles and book chapters. He is also the co-editor, with Howard Gillman and Keith Wittington, of American Constitutionalism, a widely used casebook in constitutional law.

By Michael Paris

Updated 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 difficulty 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. The food pantry will remain available to our campus community by appointment only. The pantry will now be open 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

Before going to your Food Pantry appointment, please see this important information regarding procedures for approval to enter the CSI campus.

By Carol Brower