The E-newsletter of The College of New Rochelle Volume 1, No. 1
April 13, 2016

CNR Signs Articulation Agreement with Westchester Community College

A four-year college degree became more attainable and affordable for Westchester residents when The College of New Rochelle (CNR) and Westchester Community College (WCC) formalized a new articulation agreement on March 30. Through the agreement, full-time students who have graduated from WCC and meet eligibility requirements will, on transferring to CNR’s School of Arts & Sciences, receive an annual scholarship equal to $10,000 to be credited against standard full-time tuition. The agreement takes effect in fall 2016. READ MORE>


Cloricea Brooks, SAS'16

When Dr. Amy Bass, director of the Honors Program and professor of history, asked Cloricea Brooks SAS’16, if she’d want to participate in a “study away” program in Mystic, CT, Brooks was interested but cautious. “I thought there had to be a catch,” she recalled. “But it just got better—Dr. Bass told me I would have a full scholarship. There was no catch!” An Honors student and psychology major, Brooks will spend the spring semester at Williams-Mystic, the maritime studies program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, where she’ll live and study alongside approximately 20 college students from around the country. READ MORE>


CNR Receives $1.062 Million Grant to Upgrade Science Facilities

New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap) awarded The College of New Rochelle a $1.062 million grant that will allow for upgrades to its science programs and facilities. CNR was one of 29 applicants – out of 62 submissions – to receive funding through the program, which awards matching capital grants for projects that would enhance academic programmatic offerings. READ MORE >

CNR Honors Legendary Civil Rights Activist Myrlie Evers-Williams

Excitement, awe and inspiration infused The College of New Rochelle Community during a visit from Myrlie Evers-Williams, one of the nation’s foremost civil rights activist in March. Evers-Williams, whose husband, civil rights activist Medgar Evers, was assassinated in 1963, was the first black woman to lead the Southern California Democratic Women’s Division, served as a convener of the National Women’s Political Caucus, and is chairwoman emeritus of the NAACP.

Dowell Lecture Focuses on Women’s Inequalities

Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism, was the featured speaker at The College of New Rochelle’s 2016 Dowell Lecture in March. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Committee of the School of Arts & Sciences, the annual lecture highlights women in the arts, politics, history, and religion. The event was part of CNR’s Women’s History Month celebrations. READ MORE >

CNR Honors Students Blog from Conference in Cambridge, MA

Four CNR Honors students, accompanied by Dr. Amy Bass, professor of history and chair of the Honors Program, added frequent updates from their trip to the Northeast Regional Honors Council’s annual conference March 31-April 3. Check out their blog! READ MORE >




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