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  • Meme Series: Night of the Living Dead as an Allegory for the Events of the Civil Rights Movement

    January 11, 2021

    Kai Pena-Chavez is a 2nd-year student majoring in Liberal Arts – Social Science & Humanities. “Fear is a universal emotion, one that reflects our cultural values. My submission aims to examine Night of the Living Dead (1968) as a racial allegory that encapsulates the violence and social tensions in America during the Civil Rights Movement.”

  • Easy Recipe for Chilaquiles Verdes

    January 11, 2021

    Natalia Damian is a 2nd year student majoring in Human Services. “This dish was meant to be super easy and fun to make. I wanted to show a recipe that people may not know of because it is not as common as tacos or tamales which are more popular Mexican foods. I wanted to express my culture by showing a meal that does not take up a lot of time.”

  • Two Teachers: One Classroom

    January 11, 2021

    Sarah McGuire is a 2nd-year student majoring in Business Administration. “When I was a freshman at Guttman, I learned about this lesson called Single Stories that was taught by Dr. Bahl. I decided that the topic discussed on this submission “Two Teachers One Classroom” was worth sharing because it is something that I have always felt ever since I was in middle school.”

  • A Tiny Space

    January 11, 2021

    Elsy Rosario is a 2nd-year student majoring in Human Services. “A Tiny Space” was written when I was in a place of darkness. My mind was so stuck on the memory of my true home, Dominican Republic, where I can be free, and happy. These memories came to me at the beginning of confinement due to COVID-19. I was craving to go out and live normally again, but that was impossible and still is. I chose to express what I was thinking and feeling in this poem.”

  • Guttman Urban Studies Faculty Drs. Makris and Gatta Release New Book

    November 20, 2020

    Dr. Molly Vollman Makris and Dr. Mary Gatta have co-authored Gentrification Down the Shore, an insightful ethnographic case study recently released by Rutgers University Press. The book explores the evolution of Asbury Park, New Jersey, a beach town vibrant in the late 19th and early 20th centuries before bearing the downward impact of broader structural socioeconomic changes on US urban areas.

  • Committed Guttman Faculty Accept Promotions to Full-Time Rank

    November 12, 2020

    During an academic year unlike any other, the newest full-time faculty at Guttman Community College maintain the continuity that our students and broader community need and deserve. Profs. Valdon Tau Battice and Nicholas Fortier have both contributed their skills and talents to the College since 2013. We proudly congratulate each of them on assuming full-time faculty positions beginning in Fall 2020.

  • Deans Blake and Ziehmke Showcase Hallmarks of the Guttman Model

    November 5, 2020

    In a recent commentary published in Community College Daily, Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs Nicola Blake and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Planning Niesha Ziehmke tout Guttman as an example of an institution that promotes and sparks needed social and economic change. In “You want systemic change? Community colleges have some tools to consider,” Deans Blake and Ziehmke explain how Guttman’s innovative, hands-on curriculum combined with the faculty’s teaching practices create opportunities for student success. Guttman embraces the whole student and ensures students’ voices, “expressed through the work they do in their courses, can play a role in the greater movement for social change.”

  • Dr. Ji Kim and Dr. Ayisha Sookdeo Promote Supporting Student Success in STEM

    November 3, 2020

    As featured participants in a virtual roundtable sponsored by the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, Guttman faculty Dr. Ji Kim and Dr. Ayisha Sookdeo discussed effective strategies for supporting students in the STEM disciplines with colleagues from Bronx Community College and Lehman. Titled “Promoting Student Success in STEM: Discussing a Multi-Dimensional Advisement Approach” and moderated by Dr. Theresa Williams, Director for STEM Initiatives for CUNY ASAP, the forum addressed proactive ways that faculty align practices and expectations; the role of academic advising; the collaboration between community and senior colleges to facilitate transfer and transition; while recognizing and overcoming barriers for students from underrepresented groups.

  • Message from President Cintrón

    November 2, 2020

    Dear Guttman Students:

    Tomorrow is Election Day, and many of you will be voting (or have voted already) for the first time in your lives for a presidential candidate.  Let me congratulate you on that!  I respect you for voting—no matter which candidate received your vote.  This election season has been very divisive and frustrating for so many, and the next few days have the potential to be even more chaotic. 

  • Message from Vice President Pryor

    November 2, 2020

    Good afternoon Grizzlies,

    We hope this message finds you doing well and working through the Fall I term.

    For those who have the opportunity to cast a vote, I hope that you have either already voted or have a plan to vote tomorrow. Please be sure to head to the polls early if you are planning to vote in person. Expect long lines in some areas.