In what is being described as an "academic milestone," 40 students in Rising Ground's Family Foster Care Program have overcome challenged and have moved up or graduated this year. A special event was held at Brooklyn Borough Hall on June 28th where children and their foster families celebrated the achievement, which was made even sweeter because, according to the National Foster Youth Institute, more than 40% of school-aged children in foster care have academic difficulties.
Seamus Carey, Ph.D., a national leader in higher education, who has been vocal on the relevance and importance of a liberal arts education, will become Iona College’s ninth president, beginning July 1, 2019, announced James P. Hynes, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Iona College. Carey will succeed Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D., Iona’s first lay president, who has led the College since 2011, during a time of unprecedented growth. Hynes said that Carey was selected from a large fi
I was asked last week to testify before the Energy and Technology Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly in support of Senate Bill 846 that clarifies Connecticut's long-standing Municipal Gain statute, adds language regarding municipal broadband deployments, and bolsters policies surrounding utility pole attachments. Sexy stuff! In Connecticut, where my family and I reside, our state has a unique statute allowing municipal government to use allotted space on utility po
You don’t need an economics degree to know that Iona College is a big-time contributor to the regional economy. A new study by the Albany-based Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities says that Iona pumped $284.4 million to the economy in 2017, a $26 million increase from the previous year. The study also said Iona was responsible for the creation of 1,930 (930 are directly employed by the College). Iona's New Rochelle campus has undergone recent improvements that
The New York region has been abuzz since Amazon's announcement that it was siting it's highly-sought after HQ2 in Long Island City. The region is positioned to benefit from 25,000 new tech jobs, and advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), big data collection, and more. All this tech talk provides a good opportunity to re-examine business ethics, especially when it comes to data collection. In this week's Westchester County Business Journal, Lendynette Pacheo-Jorge, the