Seven first-year United Men of Color (UMOC) student scholars, accompanied by Professors Mary Gatta and Marcus Allen, presented at the Monmouth University Interdisciplinary Conference on Race on November 16th at Monmouth University’s campus in West Long Branch, NJ.
First-year students of House 1 are working with the Smiling Hogshead Ranch, an urban farm in Long Island City, as part of their City Seminar course’s theme of food justice. The students are learning about how the farm got its start, how it became a non-profit and organized itself, and about the different farming styles and plants represented there.
For approximately 520 young New Yorkers, September 10, 2019 will mark the start of their college careers and of momentous transformations in their lives. From the first day of classes, students will be immersed full-time in Guttman’s unique First Year Experience (FYE): a set of required courses taken in assigned cohorts grouped by House, which shares an instructional team including an advisor.
Students Librada (Nicole) Montero, Brandon Saavedra, and Assistant Professor of English and Liberal Arts & Sciences Program Coordinator Dr. Ria Banerjee traveled to London this month as part of the Poetry Abroad experience. From July 6th to the 14th, the Guttman cohort studied at the T.S. Eliot International Summer School, participating in seminars and workshops, attending poetry readings, field trips, and diving deep into the works and life of the famous English poet.
On June 4, the 12 students who traveled to Shanghai April 16-28 as part of the Global Guttman China trip recounted their activities and observations during the Journey to the East panel presentation and discussion.
On June 7, Jose Hernandez Lozano, Human Services major, gave a presentation about his spring semester independent study project, Chicanos: Forgotten in NYC.
Kristina Baines, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and Nate Mickelson, Assistant Professor of English, participated in the Pressing Public Issues Project for their Spring 2019 courses: Poetry and Public Life and Environmental Ethics. Spearheaded by a partnership among the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center, the Teaching and Learning Center, and the CUNY Humanities Alliance, Pressing Public Issues brought together a cohort of six artists and six faculty members to teach courses in various disciplines at four CUNY community colleges during the Spring 2019 semester. Each of the six projects, led by a pairing of a community college faculty member and a teaching artist, encouraged students to experiment through creative modes of research, expression, knowledge-production, and public scholarship.
Ayanna Dickinson, a Guttman Urban Studies major, was selected to join the 2019 cohort of the Pulitzer Center student fellows. Ayanna will travel to Ecuador in July with Global Guttman and will report on the conservation efforts in the Chocoan Rainforest.
On April 10, Guttman students from House 3 attended a live studio filming of the news show Democracy Now! The visit was part of the group’s Community Days curriculum, and the show was chosen as an example of independent, viewer-funded media.
During the Experiential Learning Symposium held at Guttman Community College on April 10, first-year student Madeline Ramirez participated in the “Putting Vocation into the Academic Curriculum” presentation with Mary Gatta, Associate Professor, Niesha Ziemhke, Associate Dean of Programs and Planning, and Tiffany Bailey-Gilles, Academic Internship Specialist.