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Reyna Grande previews new novel at City College

Andrea Morin

December 8, 2016

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books

A packed auditorium, more than 100 students, welcomed award-winning author Reyna Grande to City College on Nov. 15. She discussed "The Distance Between Us," published in 2012,  her memoir of her experiences as an undocumented immigrant. The book tells the story of her life since leaving her native Mexico at the age of four with her parents until her first days at the University...

Best-seller Quinones to speak on March 7

March 4, 2016

Filed under Art, Books

New York Times best-selling author and renowned journalist Sam Quinones will speak at City College about his latest book, “Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic” on March 7. His book delves into the world of the pharmaceutical industry and its control over the American public as a result of over-prescribing opiate painkillers to patients. In his book,...

Writer to speak on genius of comics

James Call

March 2, 2016

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books

Comics, even today, are considered by some to be a “low brow” art. But using graphics and words to tell a story gives a narrative power unavailable to words alone. That low-brow perception, however, is eroding, and the graphic novel is a rising literary form. Keith McCleary, who speaks at City College on March 2, joins the growing list of  literary graphic storytel...

Professor’s novel performed in Saville

December 6, 2011

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books

The famous Voltaire and his less known lover Emilie du Chatelet were brought to life in a wonderfully entertaining play featuring City College students and faculty in the Saville Theatre Nov. 14. The event was a showcase of City College’s artistic talents and a celebration of professor Laurel Corona’s novel titled, “Finding Emilie. Published in April, the fictional...

BOOK REVIEW: “Academically Adrift”

Shane Finneran and Shane Finneran

May 9, 2011

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books, Entertainment

"Academically Adrift" is subtitled "Limited Learning on College Campuses." It's not a happy book. Chapter one opens with some chilling statistics. At four-year colleges today, for example, only 34 percent of students earn a bachelor's degree in four years and only 64 percent earn one within six years. "Completion rates are even more discouraging among students starting...

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