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LaGuardia in The Times

LaGuardia Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY), is regularly featured in The New York Times—indisputably among the leading newspapers worldwide.

Following are highlights—articles written by Ginia Bellafante, Elizabeth A. Harris, David W. Chen, Alex Vadukul, among additional New York Times journalists, which have shed light on the successes and struggles of LaGuardia students, a majority of whom have family incomes of less than $25,000 annually. Additional articles have spotlighted LaGuardia’s accomplished faculty, given LaGuardia President Gail O. Mellow a national platform to spread understanding of the role of community colleges in higher education, and more.



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Rebuilding a Life to Provide a Happier Childhood for Her Son

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Melissa Monserrate, 25, in Jamaica, Queens. She is studying psychology with the hopes of creating a better life for her son. Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times


After an explosive fight with her boyfriend, Melissa Monserrate, 18 at the time and five months pregnant, shut herself in the bathroom and put a razor blade to her wrist. Her boyfriend found her before she could hurt herself.

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