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Summer Financial Aid for Students:
Financial aid is now available for courses taken during the summer semester. This additional funding will support efforts to enhance student success and improve graduation and retention rates. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Internship Opportunity for students:
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden is pleased to announce two William Randolph Hearst Fellowships each Summer, for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American Studies, U.S. History, Museum Studies, or Education. 
The Hearst Fellows will conduct original research about NY history, work as interpreters, and assist with summer children's programs.
For more information, please look at this page on the Museum's website: http://www.mvhm.org/get-involved, and then select "Fellowships" from the left-hand menu. 

For Labor Studies Students:
 
Live in New York City. Defend workers’ rights. Get paid and earn college credits.

The New York Union Semester is a full-time semester-long program that combines rigorous academic study with first-hand experience within the labor movement. For more details click here.

For students interested in pursuing graduate study in history:
CUNY 2017


For students interested in museum and archives work:

LaGuardia Community College
Art Center-Museum Specialist - Wagner Archives
Click here for details.


In Memoriam: Dr. Naomi Cohen, Professor Emerita, Hunter College History Department

Professor Naomi Cohen had deep roots in our department. She was hired in 1962, was named full professor in 1973, and Hunter remained her academic home until she retired in 1996. Professor Cohen was also what used to be called “a Hunter Girl,” after graduating from Hunter, she received her PhD from Columbia and began an influential career in what was then the emergent field of American Jewish history.
 
Professor Cohen taught twentieth-century United States political history, and U.S. immigration history for our department. She believed strongly that American Jewish history be rooted and incorporated into both those fields. In addition to her outstanding academic reputation, she was an extremely knowledgeable, firm teacher and an excellent editor.
 
Her academic accomplishments were vast. She received numerous awards for her work which included A Dual Heritage: The Public Career of Oscar S. Straus (1969), Not Free To Desist: The American Jewish Committee, 1906-1966 (1972); American Jews and the Zionist Idea (1975); Encounter With Emancipation: The German Jews in the United States, 1830-1914 (1984); Jacob H. Schiff: A Study in American Jewish Leadership (1999); The Americanization of Zionism, 1897-1948  (2003). She collaborated with our colleague Bob Seltzer on the series Essential Papers on Jewish-Christian Relations in the United States (1990). Her last book, What the Rabbis Said (2008), was published when she was over eighty.
 
Professor Cohen and her legacy belong to and represent some of the best pieces of the history of the Hunter History Department. Our condolences go to her children, grandchildren, and her very dear friend and classmate at Hunter, our former chair, Naomi Miller.
 

 

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