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Wall Street Comes to MEC

Quinton Douse, a sophomore Business Administration major, had just lost $8,000 but he was not too concerned.  Sitting at a desk in the new MEC Global Markets Finance Lab in the Carroll Street Building, his loss came from his simulated ”global markets” portfolio, which started out with a cool one million dollars.

President Crew Named on the Brooklyn Borough 50 List

MEC President Rudolph F. Crew has been named on the Brooklyn Borough 50 list compiled by City & State New York magazine.  The list, in the November 14, 2016 edition of the magazine, includes city officials and commissioners who have the most influence over the borough in politics and policy.  It states: “Dr. Rudolph Crew has spent his career trying to better the lives of poor and minority students, first as chancellor the New York City Board of Education in the ‘90s and now as president of Medgar Evers College.”  The magazine’s goal is to inform and entertain people who either work “in and around politics and government in New York or just love it.”

Freshman Wins CUNYAC Rookie of the Week Honors

Medgar Evers’ Joevanny Dambreville, a freshman from Brooklyn, N.Y. has been selected as Rookie of the Week for CUNY athletic conference. Dambreville got his collegiate debut off to a fast start by averaging a near double-double in his first three games while playing an average of 33 minutes per game. He averaged 10.3 points and 8.7 rebounds. In total Dambreville recorded 31 points, 26 rebounds (10 offensive), two assists, two steals and one block while shooting 12-27 (44%) for the week.

MEC Student Runs NY Marathon

William Joyette, a 23-year-old Math major at MEC, was among the 51,995 people who started and the 51,388 who finished the New York City Marathon on Sunday. He was the only MEC student who competed, said Rene Bostic, MEC’s director of Athletics and Intramurals.

MEC Holds Election Town Hall

At an emotional town hall meeting Wednesday morning in Founders Auditorium, President Rudolph F. Crew met with the college community to discuss the 2016 election results. Some who spoke in the full auditorium said that the election could bring people together in their shared pain and others encouraged greater involvement in community affairs.  

Zadie Smith Captivates Overflow Audience

Zadie Smith recently drew an overflow crowd to Founders Auditorium for a reading and a discussion that touched on many topics, including her biracial heritage as a gift for her writing and reflections on globalization and how motherhood impacts her life.  

Capital Project to Begin November 2

The Office of Campus Planning and Construction Management has kicked off construction on a Capital Project to upgrading the Bedford Building Mechanical Systems. Work will simultaneously take place along Crown Street, outside of the Bedford Building from Wednesday, November 2 through the end of December.  

MEC Students on the Trevor Noah show

Six Medgar Evers students stood in for a big group – America’s black youth – during an Oct. 19 segment on Comedy Central’s Daily Show with Trevor Noah.  

Political Leaders Gather to Discuss Challenges Facing Women

It was expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes dirty. And it was totally worth it.  

Jacqueline Woodson recently appeared before a captivated MEC audience

Jacqueline Woodson, the celebrated novelist and children’s book author, recently appeared before an enthralled audience at MEC to share her writing secrets, her reasons for her work, and her observation that “gentrification” can erase history.

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