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Meeting with Founding Dean Dr. Kenneth Olden

Prepared for an October 2009 meeting with Dr. Kenneth Olden, the founding dean of the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, this document highlights many of the past successes and efforts of Hunter College's Center for Occupational and [...]

"Pre-Baccalaureate Program Student Statistics -- Fall Term 1965"

This early summary of the first semester of SEEK (then known as the Pre-Baccalaureate Program) details the courses, schedules and teachers for the 113 SEEK students in Fall 1965 at CCNY. These first SEEK students took a mix of mainstream and special [...]

"The Faculty Council Interim Report of the Committee on Enrollment Policy"

This April 1964 report shows the deep conflicts within the CCNY faculty with regards to expanding access to new students. Complaining about limited facilities and student unreadiness, the faculty committee resisted both loosening admissions [...]

FDNY Health and Safety Training for Incident Commanders

In the late-1990s, Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) trained the entirety of FDNY's leadership over the course of 24 hours on the topics of health and safety for (emergency) incident commanders. These documents [...]

Organizational Structure of Hunter College School of Health Professions

This chart offers an overview of the organizational structure of Hunter College's School of Health Professions. The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), officially formed in 1990, was granted a fair degree of autonomy over its [...]

Community Health Worker Project Brochure

This brochure advertises the "Community Health Worker Project" run by Hunter College's Center for Environmental and Occupational Health (COEH). The project, one of COEH's major initiatives, recruited local residents from New York City neighborhoods [...]

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health ( COEH) Brochure

This brochure from the early 2000s outlines many of the programs offered by Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). Included among these were asthma education, community health worker training, and lead poisoning [...]

COEH Project Funding from 1999-2001

These pages document the various projects that Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) worked on between 1999 and 2001. In addition to listing funding totals and sources, the sheet includes the Center's various [...]

COEH Staff Retreat Summary and Follow-up (2002)

This document offers summary of a 2002 staff retreat of members of Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). At the retreat, staff members outlined what they considered to be the Center's largest issues, their future [...]

Meeting the Urban Health Challenge: Southern Bronx Community Tour Briefing Booklet

Prepared by Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) in 1998, this booklet was created to introduce residents of two community districts in the Southern Bronx to important issues of public health in their [...]

"Upstairs, Downstairs: Perchloroethylene in the Air in Apartments above New York City Dry Cleaners"

This is an extract from an October 1995 report detailing the prevalence of perchloroethylene (or "perc") in the air in New York City apartments situated above dry cleaners. Perc, a potentially toxic chemical, had been the main solvent used for dry [...]

United Federation of College Teachers: BMCC Chapter Newsletter, October 1966

This is the inaugural issue of the the newsletter of the BMCC chapter of the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT), which would later be named The Gadfly. During the 1960s, the UFCT and the Legislative Conference were the two main [...]

MCC Strike Committee Bulletin #1

The 1976 contract negotiations between the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) and the university occurred in the midst of the city's mid-1970s fiscal crisis. Radicals at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) formed a strike committee in order [...]

Faculty Action, Fall 1977

This issue of Faculty Action focuses on the Bakke case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the policy of affirmative action in college admissions but ruled out the use of racial quotas. Writing before the decision was issued, the editors [...]

Faculty Action, May 1976

Published in May 1976, in this inaugural issue of Faculty Action, the lead story urges members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) to reject a recent contract negotiated by union leadership with the city and state. The issue also presents the [...]

"Letter to Class of 1970"

Sample Pittman was an Associate Dean of Students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) during the early 1970s. He became known to politicized students and faculty as a hostile opponent of the Third World Coalition, the radical group that [...]

Professional Staff Congress: BMCC Chapter Newsletter, March 8, 1974

The Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union which represents CUNY faculty and staff, was formed in 1973 from the merger of the Legislative Conference and the United Federation of College Teachers. This is an early newsletter from the PSC [...]

Professional Staff Congress: BMCC Chapter Newsletter, February 22, 1974

This is an early newsletter from the Professional Staff Congress chapter at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Dated February 24, 1974, the newsletter features an article attacking BMCC president Edgar Draper for using the school's [...]

People's Handbook: Manhattan Community College, 1970-71

This handbook, a precursor to today's "disorientation" guides, offered incoming students a view of life at BMCC from the perspective of radicals in organizations that included the New University Conference, Third World Coalition, Night Students [...]

LaGuardia Community College - An Assessment of the Needs of the Western Queens Community, 1980

LaGuardia Community College opened in 1971 but in order to expand outreach and continuing education with the communities it served, this needs assessment of various communities in western Queens was undertaken in 1980. This study was initiated by [...]

"Accountability: A Reply to the Deans' Letter"

This leaflet, published by an ad hoc committee of Professional Staff Congress members at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), defends the committee's actions from critics in the CUNY administration and challenges those critics to an open [...]

"College Head Here Quits After Strife"

This New York Times article reports the resignation of Borough of Manhattan Community College president Murray Block following May 1970 demonstrations that ended with students and faculty occupying the college's buildings. Block's replacement was [...]

Prometheus, January 26, 1972

This issue of Prometheus, BMCC's student newspaper, reflects the evolving editorial concerns of the increasingly black and Latino/a student body. The paper contains articles on university funding, drug abuse, corporate enablers of [...]

Prometheus, February 10, 1971

This issue of Prometheus, BMCC's student newspaper, is dubbed by its editors as "Liberated" Prometheus, a reflection of the editorial sensibilities of the new student government dominated by the Third World Coalition, a group of black and Latino/a [...]

Prometheus, November 13, 1970

This issue of Prometheus, BMCC's student newspaper, was the first published after the Third World Coalition assumed control of the student government; it leads with a story on the appointment of Edgar Draper as president of the [...]

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