Strong History, Promising Future: Looking Back Over the Last 80 Years of Public Higher Education in the Bronx

President Ricardo R. Fernández

Celebrating Excellence & Goals for the Future

For the better part of a century, this historic campus has been dedicated to service — service not only on behalf of the students and scholars who have both studied and worked here or the ever-changing community around it, but also for the nation and yes, even the world. During the dark days of World War II, this campus was the training ground for the WAVES — Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service — marking the first time women could serve in our nation's military. Soon after, the United Nations, seeking to build a new world in the chaos of the post-war period, began its noble quest for human rights, peace, and the rule of law for all, right here in what was then the Gymnasium Building. Read More

The Legacy of Herbert H. Lehman

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Herbert H. Lehman was dedicated to public service and social reform. As Governor of New York State during the Great Depression, he helped to implement the minimum wage, unemployment insurance, and public housing programs. Read more

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