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The College of Staten Island
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Established: 1976
Type: Public
President: Dr. Tomás D. Morales
Location: Staten Island, New York, USA
Mascot: Dolphin
Affiliations: City University of New York
Website: www.csi.cuny.edu

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a four-year, senior college of The City University of New York and is one of the 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY). Programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies lead to bachelor's and associate's degrees. The master's degree is awarded in 13 professional and liberal arts and sciences fields of study. The College participates in doctoral programs of The City University Graduate School and University Center in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, and Psychology. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... This article is about the borough in New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym: IPA pronunciation: ), is the public university system of New York City. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym usually pronounced kyoo-nee or coo-nee), located in New York City, is the largest urban university in the United States, with more than 208,000 enrolled in degree programs and another 208,000 enrolled in adult and continuing education courses at... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... An associate degree is an academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges and some bachelors degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... For the song by Girls Aloud see Biology (song) Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, speech lit. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... Psychological science redirects here. ...

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History

It was established in 1976 from the merger of Richmond College (opened in 1965) and Staten Island Community College (opened 1956). Richmond College had been threatened with closure because of New York City's financial crisis, while the older school, because of its status as a community college, received state support. The merger was particularly logical since the community college offered two year degrees, while Richmond College was an "upper divisional" college (the third in the nation) that offered degrees to those in their third and fourth years of schooling. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A community college is a type of educational institution. ...


The College of Staten Island has been located on the grounds of the former Willowbrook State School since 1993. It is the largest campus, in terms of physical size, in New York City. Before the relocation to Willowbrook, the college had a split campus, located at the former Staten Island Community College (in Sunnyside, on Todt Hill) and Richmond College (in St. George). Willowbrook State School was a state-supported institution for mentally retarded children located in central Staten Island in New York City. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Sunnyside is the name of the following. ... Todt Hill (elevation 410 ft) is a small mountain ridge on Staten Island, New York. ... Overlooking the harbor from beside Borough Hall St. ...


The first president of the college, Dr. Edmond Volpe, retired in 1994, and was succeeded by Dr. Marlene Springer, as the second president of the college. She retired in August of 2007 and was succeeded by Dr. Tomás D. Morales, as the third president of the college. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The Campus

Completed in 1994, the 204-acre campus of CSI/CUNY is the largest site for a college in New York City. Set in a park-like landscape, the campus is centrally located on Staten Island. Mature trees and woodlands, flowering trees and ornamental plantings, fields and outdoor athletic facilities, the great lawn, sculpture, and seating areas create a rural oasis in an urban setting. In 2005 a vacant building on the campus was converted into the CSI High School for International Studies, the first senior class to graduate from the high school will do so in 2009. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about the borough in New York City. ...


Fourteen renovated neo-Georgian buildings serve as classrooms, laboratories, and offices. The academic buildings house 300 classrooms, laboratories and instructional spaces, study lounges, department and program offices, and faculty offices.


North and South Academic Quadrangles are connected by the Alumni Walk, with the Library and Campus Center as focal points. The Center for the Arts is located midway between the Quadrangles at the fountain plaza. The Sports and Recreation Center and the athletic fields are located near the main entrance to the campus.


Sixteen works of art, a permanent collection of works either commissioned or purchased through the Art Acquisitions Program of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, are installed throughout the campus. The artists and their free-standing sculptures and reliefs are: Vincenzo Amato, Body of Hector/Glaucus; Miriam Bloom, Shooliloo; Fritz Bultman, Garden at Nightfall (extended loan); Chryssa, Untitled; Lucille Friedland, Big Stride (gift of the artist); Red Grooms, Marathon; Sarah Haviland, Staten Island Arch; Jon Isherwood, Borromini's Task; Zero Higashida, Maquette for a Small Universe; Valerie Jaudon, Untitled; Niki Ketchman, Red Inside; Win Knowlton, Ellipse; Mark Mennin, Torak; Don Porcaro, Moon Marker; and Hans Van de Bovenkamp, Stele in the Wind. Red Grooms (born Charles Rogers Grooms on June 7, 1937) is an American multimedia artist best known for his colorful pop-art constructions depicting frenetic scenes of modern urban life. ...


Astrophysical Observatory

The 16-foot dome astrophysical observatory was completed in 1996. In addition to serving students in astronomy courses, the facility is used for faculty and student research projects, environment monitoring projects, and community programs. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences Building

An ultramodern facility, the building contains classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, research facilities for faculty and students, the Center for Environmental Science, and the Center for Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities.


Campus Center

The Campus Center provides facilities for a complete student life including offices for student organizations, food services, health services, a study lounge, chapel, game room, screening room, bookstore, and the studios of WSIA-FM, the student-operated radio station.


Center for the Arts

Entered from the Great Lawn and from the Alumni Walk, the Center houses two academic wings for programs in the arts as well as superb public spaces: the 440-seat Clara and Arleigh B. Williamson Theatre, the 900-seat Marlene Springer Concert Hall, a recital hall, an experimental theater, lecture halls, an art gallery, and a small conference center.


Library

Designed with inviting reading rooms, open shelves, and study carrels, the Library research and study facilities are enhanced by computer data-based operations available to all students. The Library Media Services make accessible pedagogical multimedia materials to distant classrooms and laboratories by means of the campus fiber-optic network.


Sports and Recreation Center

This 77,000 square-foot multipurpose facility and surrounding athletic fields serve the intercollegiate and intramural sports and recreation programs for students. On a membership basis, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public also have access to the facilities. An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...


Special Programs

New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation

New students are welcomed through a unique orientation program called CLUE, the College Life Unit Experience. In addition to helping new students make a smooth transition to college life, CLUE gives new students the opportunity to have meaningful exchanges with faculty, staff, and current students. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ...

  • Baccalaureate Program for first-year students meeting senior college admissions standards.
  • CUNY Teacher Academy
  • Macaulay Honors College
  • Departmental Honors Program
  • Verrazano School Program for high achieving students.
  • Study-Abroad programs through the Center for International Service.
  • University Skills Immersion Program provides academic preparation for first-year students. Tutoring through the Academic Support Center for students with deficiencies in the academic skills and subject matter.
  • Adults Returning to the Classroom (ARC), introductory courses at off-campus locations.
  • Internships with government agencies and in the private sector.

Trivia

  • CSI's 204-acre campus is the largest in New York City.
  • CSI students can choose study-abroad programs in more than 20 nations, including year-round programs in China, Ecuador, Greece,and Italy.
  • CSI has a growing international reputation in the fields of polymer and biopolymer chemistry research.
  • The on-campus Discovery Institute provides professional development for area teachers.
  • On-campus research centers include the Center for Environmental Science and the Center for Developmental Research Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Facilities in the Department of Performing and Creative Arts include an experimental black-box theater, editing studios, a screening room, and a graphic design and desktop publishing laboratory.

New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...

Notable Alumni

  • Noam Germain, Successful Businessman, Strategist

Student Life Organizations/Publications

Third Rail
Executive Editors P Melissa Fisher
TJ Rilley
Categories political arts magazine
Frequency Quarterly
Circulation 3,000 per
First issue Fall 1994
Company College of Staten Island
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Website www.thirdrailmag.com

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The Third Rail

The Third Rail is the literary political arts magazine of the College of Staten Island (CSI) and publishes semesterly. Fully embracing W.E.B. DuBois' notion that "art is propaganda," and in the tradition of “FIRE!” the groundbreaking political arts magazine founded and destroyed during the Harlem Renaissance


The Third Rail features Poetry • Political Commentaries • Philosophy • Photography Arts • Fiction • Non-Fiction • Drawings • Social Commentaries, Plays & everything in the nature of the political arts

  • Third Rail has won the Independent Press Associations (IPA) 2003 Journalism Award for Best Reporting.
  • Third Rail has been placed on The Nations “One of Our Favorite College Papers” list.
  • The spring 2007 issue of Third Rail which focused on student apathy featured a cover shot of two nude students, one male, and one female. As a result of this cover the issue has constantly been stolen from school racks and dumped in trash cans. This has prompted the first ever second printing of a single issue. The ongoing story of the battle over censorship has been covered by the Student Press Law Center and Staten Island Advance.

WSIA

In the mid 1970s, a group of students interested in radio gathered in a broom closet in the C Building of The College of Staten Island. They ran some wire to the cafeteria and started spinning records. These students worked with the College and applied for an FM license. They were granted a construction permit. Not much progress was made until the late 1970s when a new group of students applied to the Student Government and Association for money to start construction. In 1980, a General Manager was hired to get the station on the air. It took a year to work out an agreement for an antenna site on Todt Hill (the tallest point on the East Coast south of Maine), install phone lines to the site for the transmitter, and to complete construction of the studios in the basement of E building on the Sunnyside campus.


On August 31, 1981, WSIA began regularly scheduled programming. Since then, a great number of students have been trained to become staff members. Some have gone on to careers in radio. Others look back on WSIA as an important part of their student life.


For the next 12 years, WSIA-FM languished somewhat invisibly in the E-building basement below the cafeteria at the Sunnyside campus. Few people at the college even knew the E-building had a basement or that CSI had a radio station. However, many people from outside the immediate College community had come to realize just what WSIA was doing. With the format in place, WSIA began gaining a reputation for playing music that nobody else on the overcrowded New York radio dial was. The audience soon grew into other parts of the City, and then Northern New Jersey as well.


A number of changes have happened since 1981. The station's offices and studios have been enlarged and improved. Its operating budget has increased from $8,800 to $100,000 per year. In 1985, the College showed its commitment by picking up the salary of the General Manager. Previously, this had been paid out of student fees. The programming has also undergone a number of changes.


In 1993, The College of Staten Island moved its entire campus to a new, bigger location, giving WSIA completely new state-of- the-art facilities. WSIA now uses brand new equipment making it one of the most technologically impressive radio stations in the entire country. From its fully digital signal to its 64 track recording studios, WSIA has become a staple for new, uncommercial music in the New York City area. WSIA is run by an all-student board of directors and also employs a full-time general manager and full-time Chief Engineer, John Ladley. It is licensed by the FCC and transmits to all of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey. The station also introduces many local and unsigned bands. The new studios are equipped with the capacity to bring bands in to perform live on-the-air. WSIA also has an eclectic music format, sports talk shows, news programming and public affair discussions. The Sports Department also brings the Staten Island community many local sporting events such as college basketball, and high school football.


Membership at WSIA is open to any student of The College of Staten Island, part-time or full-time. The studios are located in the Campus Center, in Room 106.


Famous Aluminist: John Thomas Campione. Campione was on the show the regular world.


NYPIRG

NYPIRG, Inc.
Type Non-Profit
Founded 1973
Headquarters New York State, United States
Key people Rebecca Weber, Gene Russianoff
Industry Non-Profit & Activism
Slogan "Building Student Power"
Website NYPIRG

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is a New York State-wide student activism and training organization. It has existed since 1973. Its current executive director is Rebecca Weber and its founding director was Donald K. Ross. Blair Horner had been its Legislative Director for many years. [1] For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Gene Russianoff is staff attorney and chief spokesman for the Straphangers Campaign, a New York City-based public transport advocacy group that focuses primarily on subway and bus services run by New York City Transit. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action or inaction to bring about social or political change. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Students occupying Sheffield town hall over the introduction of higher education fees Student activism is work done by students to effect political, environmental, economic, or social change. ...


NYPIRG is New York's largest consumer protection and good government organization. [2] [3] [4] This article is about the state. ...


NYPIRG is controlled by a student board of directors. Any issue that NYPIRG works on, or stance it takes, must be approved by its student board of directors. [5] In the 28 years that NYPIRG has been at the College of Staten Island, students organizing with NYPIRG have been successful in many local and statewide campaigns, including:


Closing the Fresh Kills Landfill; Stopping cuts to the TAP financial aid program and fighting tuition increases; Securing money for the State Superfund program to clean up toxic waste sites statewide, including nine in Staten Island; Creating an online book exchange where students can sell their books for more, and buy their books for less money; Passing legislation in the NYC City Council to protect children from the debilitating effects of lead paint poisoning; Lobbying the MTA to start a bus line, the S93, which runs from Brooklyn to the College of Staten Island; Increasing the New York State minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.15 an hour.


Ben DeAngelis, Project Coordinator City University of New York Campus Center 1C- Rm. 219 2800 Victory Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 982-3109


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College of Staten Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (274 words)
The College of Staten Island is one of the "hybrid colleges" of the City University of New York.
The college offers both associate's and bachelor's degrees, hence it is a "hybrid" of a traditional four-year college and a two-year community college.
It was established in 1976 from the merger of Richmond College (opened in 1965) and Staten Island Community College (opened 1956).
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