Hunter Headlines for 2004
Hawks of a Feather Flock Together
On Thursday, December 16, the Hunter Hawk mascot joined several Hunter student athletes in a vigil in front of 927 Fifth Avenue in support of Pale Male and Lola, the two hawks temporarily evicted from their nest on the buildings ledge. In speaking to reporters, the Hunter athletes said they were Hawks supporting their fellow hawks.
National Physics Organization Honors Hunter's Godfrey Gumbs
Godfrey Gumb, one of Hunter's most widely cited scientific researchers, just received two honors from the American Physical Society (APS), the main professional organization in physics. Gumbs, whose honors include an endowed professorship at Hunter--he is the Maria A. Chianta and Alice M. Stoll Professor of Physics--has been named a Fellow of APS and the recipient of the Society's 2005 Edward A. Bouchet Award. He is also a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Physics of the United Kingdom.
Gumbs was elected to Fellowship--which is granted to only one half of one percent of the APS membership--for his seminal contributions to the understanding of several properties of semiconductors and of mathematical arrangements related to semiconductors. Much of this work was done at Hunter. He received the Bouchet Award for his "pioneering contributions to the understanding of [different types of semiconductors]...and for leadership in recruitment, retention, and mentoring of underrepresented minority students." The Bouchet Award will be presented at a special session of the March meeting of APS in Los Angeles. As the Bouchet awardee, Gumbs will also lecture at several colleges in the coming year.
Hunter College is One of the Country's Best 357 Colleges
According to a survey by The Princeton Review of over 110,000 students at 357 top colleges around the country, Hunter College ranks #4 in the diverse student population category. Hunter is also listed as one of the "best bargains" around, coming in #12 on the list of best bargains among public colleges.
Robert Franek, the lead author for the survey, talked about Hunter on Good Day New York, (Channel 5). "Hunter College has a very strong regional reputation. From the perspective of The Princeton Review, this has been growing rapidly into national recognition," said Franek.
Lists of the top 20 ranking colleges in 64 different categories are in the 2005 edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 357 Colleges," which goes on sale August 17. Rankings for 60 lists are based solely on student answers to survey questions: four lists factor in institutional data. A ranking list appearance does not reflect The Princeton Review's opinion of the college, but a high consensus of opinion among the college's surveyed students about it.