Free Online Tutoring Available for CSI Students

As CSI begins to approach a post-pandemic world with our first hybrid semester, we at the Office of Academic Support want to ensure that you are aware of the free academic assistance that is available to students. Academic Support offers free tutoring in a wide variety of subjects, both in the Humanities and Social Sciences and in Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This fall semester, we have available limited tutoring in English and Math on campus in the Library ( Building 1L), Room 117), Mondays through Thursdays, and available online seven days a week. Our full tutoring schedule is available online.

There is also a video to help students navigate the online tutoring services.

Please help us to promote this free academic support service that the College offers to our students.

By Koby Kohulan and Christopher Cuccia

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 sarah.pollack@csi.cuny.edu  .

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)

“U.S. News” Ranks CSI among Top Public and Diverse Schools, and Nursing Programs

The College of Staten Island has received more national attention for quality and diversity in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

The College ranked 47-61 in the publication’s list of Top Public Schools, Regional Universities in the North.

U.S. News also presented CSI with a “Best College” badge as a Best Undergraduate Nursing College. This ranking is based on the opinions of nursing school and department deans and faculty, nationwide.

In addition, CSI received a Diversity Index of .70 among Regional Public Universities.

Regarding this ranking, U.S. News, noted that “[m]any studies show diversity on college campuses improves intellectual and cultural engagement.”

Explaining its methodology, the publication said, “To identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups different from their own, U.S. News & World Report factored in the total proportion of minority students—leaving out international students—and the overall mix of groups. This index measures the probability that any two people chosen at random from a given school are of different races or ethnic groups.”

By Terry Mares

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