2012 OTTY Awards: Chancellor Goldstein, Reforming Education One Initiative at a Time

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By Rachel Stern A decade ago, some might argue, the City University of New York (CUNY) appeared very different than it does today. There was no Macaulay Honors College, School of Public Health, School of Professional Studies or graduate journalism program. There were less full-time faculty members and lower academic standards at the four-year colleges. [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Hunter Preserving, Building and Educating Under Raab

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By Ellen Keohane Hunter College’s Latin motto, Mihi Cura Futuri, translates to “The care of the future is mine.” Jennifer Raab, the college’s president since 2001, said she takes these words very seriously. “We’re a public college committed to supporting the future of the city,” Raab said. Most Hunter students are from the city or [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Neighborhood Girl Who Runs the Met

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By Paulette Safdieh Visitors come to the Upper East Side from all over the world for a bite to eat at Serendipity 3 or a carriage ride through Central Park, but most of all to spend some time visiting Museum Mile. Our famed museums along 5th Avenue keep our neighborhood bustling with culture and give [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Officer who knows community well

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By Alan Krawitz It may sound clichéd, but Chris Helms, a community affairs officer with the 19th Precinct, became a police officer in 1994 for all the right reasons. “Before joining the NYPD, I was working in a restaurant waiting tables and bartending while I was going to college,” Helms recalled. “I decided to become [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Lt. Jason Rigoli rescues a woman from a burning building

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By Joanna Fantozzi Last summer, Lt. Jason Rigoli and his fellow firefighters at Engine 39 and Ladder 16 fought a fierce blaze in a fourth-floor apartment on Park Avenue. For Rigoli, the best part of the night was that the elderly woman he rescued and carried out of the building survived. On July 23, 2011, [&hellip
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Where’s This Woman? Fighting for the Upper East Side

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OT.COV.Carolyn.Maloney.as Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the 2012 East Sider of the Year OTTY award winner, pulls no punches fighting for her Upper East Side district. Some politicians get themselves noticed for the things they say. Others work quietly, hoping to gain attention for the things they do. The rare breed of national legislator is able to land [&hellip
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