By Sarah Hughes
Union Semester is underway again! 15 students have joined us from 5 states, 2 countries, and 4 New York City boroughs for an intensive semester-long immersion in the world of worker justice.
Continue reading New York Union Semester Fall 2014
Basil Smikle Jr. has been an Adjunct Professor at the Murphy Institute for over six years, teaching classes under the umbrella of Urban Studies in the Public Administration Certificate in Policy Analysis and Government, Politics and the Policy-Making Process.
This weekend, he appeared on MSNBC to discuss the Democratic party and the 2016 Presidential Election.
Check out Part I and Part II.
Check out our very own Ed Ott, a distinguished lecturer here at the Murphy Institute, on MSNBCS’s The Cycle discussing his recent book New Labor in New York
John Mogulescu Is the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Professional Studies
Last night the Murphy Institute hosted the second annual Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Union Leadership and Labor Scholarship Reception. It was a wonderful evening. Four emerging labor leaders received the 2014 Rising Leader Awards. That was followed by the awarding of the first five Murphy Institute Scholarships for Diversity in Labor. The scholarships had been initiated by former Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, who provided initial financial support of $100,000 in 2013, with the possibility of an additional $400,000 depending on our ability to raise matching funds. The overall potential for scholarships assuming that we meet the match is close to $1 million.
Chancellor Milliken kicked off the evening with greetings. He reinforced the commitment of the University to the scholarship program, congratulated the winners and Murphy Director Greg Mantsios, and emphasized the importance of the labor movement to the city of New York. The Chancellor was gracious and supportive.
Continue reading Recap of Last Night’s Diversity Scholarship Event at The Murphy Institute
The Murphy Institute College Prep Program is now accepting applications from union members and working adults who would like to take college prep classes. These classes are designed to help prepare adults for the CUNY admissions tests. Classes are offered in math and reading/writing in the afternoon and the evening. These tuition-free classes meet twice a week. The early application deadline for the fall semester is June 23rd. Please contact Abraham Marcus by email (abraham.marcus[at]mail.cuny[dot]edu) or phone (212-642-2040) if you are interested in applying.
We are thrilled to be launching the Murphy Institute Blog. The Joseph S. Murphy Institute (JSMI), part of the School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York, comes out of a singular collaboration among labor unions, city workers, community organizations and academic institutions and their faculty and staff. JSMI is the place where people who make the city run come to study how to make New York and the rest of the world a better place to live in and to work.
Continue reading Welcome to The Murphy Institute Blog