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LaGuardia in The Times

LaGuardia Community College is regularly featured in The New York Times, which is indisputably among the leading newspapers worldwide. This webpage highlights some of this coverage over the past several years, the most recent of which is an article by David W. Chen about Governor Cuomo’s proposal to make college tuition-free for New York’s middle class families, and the impact it would have on LaGuardia students.

Additional articles, written by Ginia Bellafante, Elizabeth A. Harris, Alex Vadukul and others, have featured LaGuardia’s accomplished faculty, small business support, and have shed light on the successes and struggles of LaGuardia students, a majority of whom are from families making less than $25,000 annually.



New York Times Op-Ed by LaGuardia President Gail Mellow: The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students


“You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life.

A Journey From ‘Real World’ to Homeless Shelter — and College


Preston Roberson-Charles is studying economics at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. Well spoken and charming, he wears gray Warby Parker glasses and keeps his jeans fashionably rolled at the ankle.

Behind the Problem of Student Homelessness


It’s difficult to know exactly how many students are homeless, or are dangling dangerously close to it, in part because of the enormous stigma surrounding the issue.

Rebuilding a Life to Provide a Happier Childhood for Her Son


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.

Cuomo Tuition Plan Stands to Help Students Reach ‘the Last Mile’


The potential impact of Governor Cuomo’s proposal, announced at LaGuardia Community College with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, to make attending a two- or four-year college at CUNY and SUNY tuition–free for families earning less than $125,000.

Inquisitive Child Inspires Her Tutor to Start a New Path


Mr. Lake is enrolled as a full-time student, pursuing a major in commercial photography. He has ambitions of starting an event photography business, a passion that developed in high school.

Trump’s Election? Some Students Are Too Busy to Worry


Ginia Bellafante visited LaGuardia Community College following the Nov. 8, 2016 election to gauge LaGuardia students’ reactions to the election results.