The Honorable Hillary Clinton Delivers 2017 Commencement Keynote Address
The former First Lady, Senator from New York, Secretary of State, and Democratic Party presidential nominee spoke before more than 900 graduates, elected officials, and thousands of proud families and friends. She also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, in a presentation presided over by MEC President Rudolph F. Crew and CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken. Dozens of journalists filled the arena to capture the occasion.
Black Politics and Culture in Four New MEC Library Exhibits
An exhibit featuring newspapers and magazines from 2008-2009 capturing the inauguration of President Barack Obama was among four small exhibits that opened Monday, May 8 in the lower level of the MEC library. The exhibits, which will be up until the Fall, showcase black political and cultural writing and activism globally.
President Crew Honored with Medgar Wiley Evers Champion of Change Award
MEC President Rudolph F. Crew was honored with the Medgar Wiley Evers Champion of Change Award Saturday afternoon at the Annual Spring Scholarship & Leadership Awards Luncheon of the Community Council for Medgar Evers College.
June Jordan: Reflections on her Life and Activism
At a recent MEC forum on Jordan held at the Brooklyn Library, scholars agreed that Jordan’s work needs to be introduced to a new generation and that her voice is sorely needed during this time of political tumult
MEC Well Represented at International Business Conference
The faculty and students from the School of Business are on a roll. They are traveling to Africa, the Caribbean and China to meet businesspeople, winning major pitch competitions, and next week will be major participants at an international business conference in New York.
Medgar Evers College Hosts Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration
In partnership with "Our Miss Brooks 100," the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY hosted the 2017 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium, "Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration," in tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks, the first black writer to win the Pulitzer and a towering literary figure.
Lawyer Ted Wells Speaks At MEC Global Lecture Series
The Global Lecture Series stresses the importance of international studies in the global marketplace and prepares students to become global citizens. Wells is a partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department at Paul Weiss.
Sierra Club's first African-American President Keynotes MEC Environmental Conference
Sierra Club President Aaron Mair gave a keynote address during MEC’s 22nd annual conference on environmental issues calling for a “people’s climate movement,” to build an inclusive environmental rights movement composed of labor, civil rights groups, and other progressive organizations.
Cuomo Comes to MEC, Unveils Central Brooklyn Plan
Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to MEC’s Founders Auditorium on Thursday to unveil a $1.4 billion “Vital Brooklyn” initiative to pump resources for housing, jobs, health care, recreation and more into struggling Central Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. Gets Serious at MEC
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. played it straight at MEC on Tuesday. He gave a mostly serious talk about how facing a prison sentence helped him embrace comedy and he offered advice on career success.
Donna Brazile Evokes Dr. King in MEC Speech
Democratic Party strategist Donna Brazile told an audience at MEC on Wednesday to use the power of protest and the ballot as the political paradigm swiftly shifts.
Pipeline Students Get Advice from NBA and Indeed.com Experts
Students learned about resume development, job search methods, interview techniques and more. They heard professionals talk about their own career journeys.