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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.

He Takes to the Stage to Alleviate Fright

The stage name and persona have given a soft-spoken 24-year-old, who grew up as Rodolfo Lino, an outlet to explore his creative persona. Over the last couple of years, they have helped Mr. Lino find his footing after years of struggling.

New York Times Publishes Photo Essay by Faculty Member Maureen Drennan

The New York Times published a photo essay by Maureen Drennan, assistant professor in commercial photography at LaGuardia Community College, in the Sunday Times on April 22, 2018.

Alcohol Derailed His Life. Now He Drives Barflies Home.

“Carlos Nin stays awake well into the night, keeping the same late hours he had as an alcoholic. His evenings are spent in the familiar company of barflies, revelers and party seekers."

A Young Poet Loses His Rhythm and Finds His Voice

Hermes Rosa Jr. “dropped out of the 11th grade in 2012, after what he described as a manic episode in his principal’s office during which he broke down in tears, left the building and went home.

Apprentices Need Expert Eye. So Does Trump’s Plan for Them

Destina Garcia, a community health worker at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, recently completed a new Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Program at LaGuardia Community College.  

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.