Archives for the ‘Public Affairs’ Category

Students Split Over CUNY’s Toughened Admissions Standards

By Tracy Neiman • May 22nd, 2008 • Category: Public Affairs

[This article was written for Basic Reporting, under the direction of Prof. Bernard L. Stein.]

“I don’t think my education was impaired by sharing the school with students who weren’t as advanced as I was. You get out of an education what you put into it.”

Caught in the Web
of Internet Addiction

By Christine Melgarejo • May 19th, 2008 • Category: Public Affairs

Everyone spends tons of time on the Web, but there can be too much of a cool thing

“Duuh” — With Literacy Rates Slipping, Is America Dumbing Down?

By Marcelina Santiago • May 5th, 2008 • Category: Public Affairs

Americans are losing their ability to read so dramatically that about a quarter of adult citizens can’t fill out a job application, and significant fractions would be challenged comprehending the instructions on a medical bottle, according to a variety of recent reports.             It’s not just a personal problem. Semi-literate Americans are less likely to [...]

There’s No Place Like Home

By Denise Joseph • May 5th, 2008 • Category: Public Affairs

With a record number of homeless, Mayor Bloomberg attempts to form programs that will soon end homelessness.

Booze Before Books: Binge Drinking Booms on College Campuses

By Aissa Sow • May 1st, 2008 • Category: News, Public Affairs

Binge drinking culture is taking over college campuses across America with no sign of sobering up.

Nationwide, School Colors Turn Green

By Olivia Lin • May 1st, 2008 • Category: Public Affairs

Have you noticed the new foamy soap in the Hunter bathrooms, or the lights turning on automatically when you enter a classroom? Small things, but they help shrink the college’s carbon footprint. The foamy soap goes farther than liquid, so less of the stuff enters the city’s waste water. The motion-activated lights save electricity and reduce the [...]

Worshipping “Ana” on the Web

By Maite Cirilo Alvarez • May 1st, 2008 • Category: Public Affairs

Internet Harbors Sites to Help Anorexics Practice Their Disorder

“I Do”
(Need A Green Card, That Is)

By Cinelle Ariola • Apr 30th, 2008 • Category: Features, Public Affairs

When wedlock staves off deportation

More than Just a Six-Inch Scar: The Debate over Organ Sales

By Stephanie Smith • Apr 28th, 2008 • Category: Public Affairs

“Letting poor people sell their children on E Bay would also benefit poor people but we’re clear that that conflicts with our basic human values. Black market organ sales are no different.”

Universal Health Care — Causing a Headache?

By Masao Donahue • Apr 28th, 2008 • Category: Public Affairs

For Erin Noll, a 24-year old sociology major and junior at Hunter College, her birthday this Fall will mark a significant turning point in her life – the day she loses the medical coverage under her parents’ insurance. She will abruptly join the 47 million other Americans bereft of health coverage. Cases like Noll’s represent [...]