January 13, 2017, 7:54 pm | Speeches and Writing
On a tragic day in April, 1968, our nation suffered a profound blow with the assassination of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those who understood the immense power of his message of equality and opportunity promptly sought to ensure that his mission would endure, and just four days later legislation was introduced to make Dr. King’s birthday a holiday so that the nation would honor his leadership and keep his goals alive. It went nowhere.
December 6, 2016, 12:00 am | Speeches and Writing
Seventy years ago, the United States did something historically rare and remarkably farsighted. At enormous cost, we had fought and won a brutal World War, and after that victory, instead of retrenching our leaders launched another battle, this time to win the peace in a way that, they hoped, would make it permanent.
September 16, 2016, 6:28 pm | Speeches and Writing
Thank you very much, Steve. I am deeply grateful to New Yorkers for Children and your executive director, Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez, for what is a very special honor—for The City University of New York and for me—named for a person who defines the term “public servant.”
Conference Remarks for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
August 11, 2016, 5:55 pm | Speeches and Writing
I want to begin by thanking everyone here for joining us for this 8th annual event. Two years ago, shortly after joining CUNY, I kicked off this conference. Today, looking at the progress we’ve made, I am proud of what we’ve all accomplished together since that time.
May 12, 2016, 3:12 pm | News, Speeches and Writing
Text of Chancellor Remarks at 2016 American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Summit City College of New York, Great Hall Thank you, Deborah [Wince-Smith] and thank you all for joining us at this year’s AEMC Summit, which has a full agenda of timely, important discussions of the steps being taken–and needed next–to build sustainability into […]