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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Snapchat Shorts Finalists

Five Snapchat Shorts finalists will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Tuesday, April 25 at the Cinepolis Chelsea Theatre on West 23rd Street, Manhattan. Panelists Eva Longoria, Andy Cohen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jason Biggs…

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…

2017 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Lineup with Narrative, Documentary and Animated Selections

From Powerful to Poignant, 10 Thematic Shorts Competition Programs Celebrate Storytelling and Contemplate Life, Dreams, Kindness and Compassion Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 57 thought-provoking and diverse short films in competition, including 36 world…

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…

CUNY Students Impacted by Trump Ban

The following was posted on Hunter-L [HUNTER-L@HUNTER.LISTSERV.CUNY.EDU], A Hunter College listserv, by Political Science Professor Kenneth Paul Erickson. Edited for style. Re: Petition against Trump’s Travel Ban Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 2:13 PM To:    Hunter-l Dear Colleagues, I am…

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…

CUNY J-School’s Post-Election Panel on Legal Protections and Rights of Undocumented Immigrants

  The following passage is edited for context, accuracy and clarification for comments by Jojo Annobil, Executive Director, Immigrant Justice Corps, at the CUNY J-School forum, November 21. One-point-nine million of the undocumented population have lived in this country for…