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Now Accepting Student Housing Applications for 2014-2015!

Looking for a place to live during the next academic year? Apply now to Living@Hunter and choose from our three residence halls: 92nd Street, 97th Street, and Brookdale Campus. Scholars are given priority access, and space is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to apply quickly if you are interested.

How to apply: please visit our application page.

Deadline: Rolling

For more information, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 212.481.4310, e-mail or visit our Web site.


The Mentoring Program Is Recruiting for the 2014-15 Academic Year!

One Way to Succeed At Hunter . . . And Beyond! – GET A MENTOR!

Hunter College Mentoring Program is reaching out to more students than ever before. If you are a motivated student who could benefit from a planned mentoring partnership, and is willing to invest the time and energy for a successful relationship, you should apply for a mentor. The program is especially helpful to sophomores and juniors, but is open to all undergraduates. Students are connected to successful alumni and friends of the College who could help them navigate the roads to graduation, and expose them to professional and social skills they will need to succeed after Hunter.

Space is limited. Don't delay, apply today!
Find out if the program is right for you. For an appointment, please e-mail



Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

VITA offers free tax help to people who make $52,000 or less, and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation, with electronic filing, to qualified individuals. This event is coordinated by the Accounting Society of Hunter College.

Eligibility: Please Bring the Following Documents:
  • Earnings of $52,000 or less
  • E-Filing only
  • New York State residents only (excluding Yonkers)
  • Income earned in New York State only
  • All filing statuses (If Married Filing Jointly, both spouses must be present)
  • 1099s: DIV, G, INT, MISC, R and SSA
  • 1099-DIV: Excludes Capital Gains
  • 1099-MISC: Non-employee compensation only
  • Valid Picture ID
  • Social Security Card (For you, your spouse and dependents; no ITIN'S)
  • Original Tax Documents
  • A Voided Check for Direct Deposit

Date: Saturday, April 12
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Date: Sunday, April 13
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Date: Monday, April 14
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

For more information, please contact the Accounting Society of Hunter College at Visit our web site at


Changes in Study Areas at the Cooperman Library

Effective Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Starting on April 22nd, there will only be two types of study floors: silent and group. This will allow users to make the best use of the spaces they are working in, and enable everyone to enjoy their time in the Cooperman Library.

Our renovated Cooperman Library is a great place for everyone looking to study or just spend time between classes. We want the spaces to be equally useful and enjoyable for the entire Hunter Community: those who are spending social time or engaging in group study, as well as those who desire to study in peace and quiet.

Since the reopening of the new 3rd floor, we have seen the highest number of users coming into the Cooperman Library in its history. With more people using the library, the proper use of our spaces has become more critical. In response to student concerns about noise on both quiet and silent floors, which have come to us through the suggestion box and electronically, a group of librarians and staff have met and have concluded that we need to better indicate areas for silent and group study. These designations will best support the rules of conduct expected to be strictly observed in these areas.

Questions? Feedback? Contact us:
Online -
Via text - hunterlib to 66746
In-person - Drop off a written suggestion the Suggestion Box on the 3rd Floor of the Cooperman Library, near the Welcome Desk.


Hunter Goes Green Poetry Competition

Submit a 'Green' performance poem and have the chance to perform on the closing night of the Hunter Goes Green Film Festival. Entries must be under 300 words, under the theme of 'the environment,' and prizes will be awarded to the winner and runners-up! Prizes are sponsored by The Green Initiative Fund. First prize is a $50 Shakespeare gift card and runners-up will receive a decomposition notepad and HSP giveaways. Entrants must be Hunter students and available to perform at the Hunter Goes Green Film Festival.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 24
Time: 7:00 pm
Submit online:

For more information, please contact Meg Williams, Poetry Editor, The Olivetree Review


Justice Edwin Cameron:
Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in South Africa at 20

Please join us for a special reception and book signing in honor of Justice Edwin Cameron.

Edwin Cameron is a Justice of the Constitutional Court, South Africa's highest court. As one of South Africa's most prominent judicial figures, he has a long history of activism, especially with regards to the fight against HIV and AIDS. Justice Cameron was the first, and remains the only, senior South African official to state publicly that he is living with HIV/AIDS. His latest book, Justice: A Personal Account was published this February.

This event is sponsored by the Hunter College Human Rights Program. Event is free & open to the public, but RSVP is required. RSVP HERE

Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Reception/Book Signing: 8:30 pm
Place: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute (49 East 65th Street between Park & Madison)

Justice Cameron practiced at the Johannesburg Bar from 1983 to 1994. Starting in 1986 as a human rights lawyer at the University of the Witwatersrand's Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), his practice included labor and employment law; defense of ANC fighters charged with treason; conscientious and religious objection; land tenure and forced removals; and gay and lesbian equality. From 1988 onward he advised the National Union of Mineworkers on AIDS/HIV, and helped draft and negotiate the industry's first comprehensive AIDS agreement with the Chamber of Mines. While at CALS, he drafted the Charter of Rights on AIDS and HIV, co-founded the AIDS Consortium (a national affiliation of non-governmental organizations working in AIDS), which he chaired for its first three years, and founded and was the first director of the AIDS Law Project. He oversaw the gay and lesbian movement's submissions to the Kempton Park negotiating process. This, with other work, helped secure the express inclusion of sexual orientation in the South African Constitution.

In September 1994, Justice Cameron was awarded silk (senior counsel) status. President Mandela appointed him an acting judge and later a judge of the High Court. In 2000 he was appointed a Judge of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

For more information about the event, please contact Steffan Horowitz, Human Rights Program Associate at 212.396.7948, or e-mail


Library Day 2014!

It is time once again to celebrate our Hunter faculty and the Hunter College Libraries! It is always a popular event and one of the best examples of a collaborative effort among the Hunter Community.

Library Day 2014 is our annual book-signing event honoring Hunter faculty who have authored books, book chapters, music, film or other media, published since January 2013. The book-signing will take place during the festivities. All signed copies are placed permanently in the Hunter College Archives & Special Collections.

Library Day will also include readings and performances by Hunter faculty and students.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Thursday, April 24
For more information, contact Sarah Ward at


Hunter Goes Green Week

This April, Hunter Sustainability Project (HSP) in collaboration with The Green Initiative Fund and Hunter USG, is holding its 2nd annual Earth Week event dedicated to all things sustainable!

Hunter Goes Green Week will feature guest speakers, games, giveaways, and relevant activities that promote environmental awareness and sustainable lifestyle choices in a fun and festive atmosphere. Each day of the week will have a different environmental theme, including: Food, Resource Management, Energy & Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Home & Lifestyle.

Join us for the festivities, and learn how you can do your part to keep the Earth clean and green!

Monday, April 28 - Food Day

Tuesday, April 29 - Resource Management Day

Wednesday, April 30 - Energy and Climate Change Day

Thursday, May 1 - Biodiversity Day

Friday, May 2 - Home and Lifestyle Day

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Place: Lobby, West Building

Volunteer Meetings: If you are interested in volunteering to help put the event together, join us at our weekly meetings in Room 305B, Thomas Hunter Hall, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm! We will be discussing the events of each day of Hunter Goes Green Week, and making pamphlets and posters for distribution.

Volunteer for Our Art Projects! We are working to create upcycled dresses and furniture out of salvaged materials, that will be exhibited during Hunter Goes Green week. Please contact us if you are interested!

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Trude Chandler, President, Hunter Sustainability Project at 347.248.3079, or email Please visit our web site at More details are available at


Hunter Goes Green Film Festival

The Hunter Sustainability Project (HSP), in partnership with The Green Initiative Fund, presents the Hunter Goes Green Film Festival! Celebrating Hunter Goes Green Week 2014, this free event offers a themed evening of entertainment every night from April 28 to May 2.

A feature-length movie will be screened each evening, accompanied by previews and micro-documentaries that reflect the environmental theme of the day. A free buffet will be served and guest speakers will discuss their involvement with environmental activism, contextualizing the selected films to a NYC student perspective. On the closing night, the winners of the 'Hunter Goes Olive' environmentally-themed poetry competition will perform their works.

Film Screenings & Events:

The Gleaners and I

Monday, April 28 - Food Day
by internationally acclaimed director, Agnes Varda

DS+R: Reimagining Lincoln Center and High Line

Tuesday, April 29 - Resource Management Day
with special guest, Tom Piper, the director

Gasland II

Wednesday, April 30 - Energy and Climate Change Day
with guest speakers provided by NYPIRG and Food and Water Watch

Princess Mononoke

Thursday, May 1 - Biodiversity Day
by Academy Award-winning director, Hayao Miyazaki

No Impact Man

Friday, May 2 - Home and Lifestyle Day
featuring winners of the 'Hunter Goes Olive' poetry competition for the closing night celebrations

Dates: Monday - Friday, April 28 - May 2
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Place: Room 105, Thomas Hunter Hall

To RSVP, please e-mail or visit our website at

For more information, please contact Aaron Parr, Project Leader, Hunter Sustainability Project at 323.416.7181, or e-mail huntersustainabilityproject@gmail.comMore details are available here.


The Color of Citizenship

The Legacies of Japanese Internment from WWII to Stop & Frisk

The mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II is a powerful but often occluded illustration of the fragility of US citizenship and civil liberties. As such, this event demands frequent reexamination in relation to ongoing conversations regarding post-9/11 special registration, detention, and deportation as well as long-standing formal and informal practices of profiling and surveillance of communities of color.

This daylong conference presents a three-part program examining:

  • The history of the Japanese American incarceration and how it is made meaningful to multiple publics in different locations - higher education, museums, and our national landmarks.
  • Artists who deploy this history as relevant to their artistic and political practices in the present.
  • The legal significance of the incarceration to contemporary local and national state policies directed against communities of color.

Keynote address by Norman Mineta, 14th US Secretary of Transportation.

Date: Friday, May 2
Time: 9:00 - 6:00 pm
Place: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute (49 East 65th St., between Park & Madison)
RSVP here

For more information, please contact Steffan Horowitz, Human Rights Program Associate at 212.396.7948, or

This conference is sponsored by Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University.





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