Category: News

What Student Leaders and Students Say About Trump’s Executive Order Revoking Transgender Students Rights to Use the Bathrooms of Their Choice

By Carlos Diaz Pictures by Carlos Diaz On February 22, 2017, a Wednesday night, Donald Trump revoked the Obama executive order that allowed transgender students at public schools to use the bathroom based on their preferred gender identity. According to…

U.N. Commemorates 10th Annual International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The transatlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history, and undeniably one of the most inhumane. The extensive exodus of Africans spread to many areas of the world over a 400-year period and was unprecedented in the annals…

Tribeca Film Festival Media Credential Notification for WORD Senior Editors Kadia Goba, James Kelly

Edited for style by Gregg Morris To: Senior Editor Kadia Goba, Senior Editor James Kelly Dear Kadia, James, Thank you for your interest in covering and participating in the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T. We are pleased to…

Fall Semester Reflection

By Carmen Rios-Nuñez Class discussions, writing assignments tantamount to unannounced quizzes, several out-of-class interviewing exercises, critiquing other student journalists’ works and a special project following up a flawed local CBS story about a Hunter student groped on a subway train…

NYC Commission on Human Rights Reports 60 Percent Increase in Discrimination Inquiries in 2016 and an Increase in Damages for Aggrieved New Yorkers

Edited for style by Gregg Morris The commission February 5 reported a significant increase in reports of alleged discrimination in 2016, receiving 8,330 reports in 2016 compared to 5,296 in 2015, a nearly 60 percent increase. The commission increased total…

Every Right to Be Proud

By Carmen Rios-Nuñez “Oh my God, it’s literally the best feeling ever,” said Ana Maria Rico, 31, a senior planning to graduate this January. “From all the stuff that I’ve done in my life, getting a higher education degree is…

Transfer Students Interviewed for This Article Say Hunter Policies Bushwhack Their Dreams

By Anthony Falletta     Anticipating an Oasis, Dealing with Disappointment Valentino Sammarone, 21, a biology major and prospective medical student who wants to be a dentist, transferred to Hunter last fall from the State University at Albany for financial…

Hunter’s Muslim American Community Very Focused on This Presidential Campaign

By Nida Ali, November 7 And the reasons should be obvious. The unconstitutional and illegal surveillance of the Muslim community by law enforcement and the anti-Islamic vitriol in this national election cycle has been motivating Muslim students to take a…

U.S. Justice Department Finds a Pattern of Civil Rights Violations by Baltimore PD

Baltimore police officers make stops, searches and arrests of African Americans without justification. They use enforcement strategies that unlawfully subject African Americans to disproportionate rates of stops, searches and arrests. And they engage in excessive force and retaliate against individuals who express their…