CUNY Students and Hurricane Sandy – New Research Brief from CUNY’s Office of Policy Research!

Dear Commons Community,

Colin Chellman,  Associate Dean, of CUNY’s Office of  Institutional and Policy Research, has passed along information  on a policy brief his office completed on Hurricane Sandy and its impact on CUNY and its students.  Entitled, In the Eye of the Storm: CUNY Students and Hurricane Sandy, the brief comments:

“Nearly one in ten CUNY students resided within reach of Sandy’s flood waters in New York City. Every CUNY campus was affected by the storm’s surge, albeit some more than others. Identifying which students were impacted by the hurricane constituted an important part of CUNY’s response to Sandy. Final counts indicate that over 17,000 CUNY students were affected. Future research will focus on the storm’s effect on enrollment and academic performance.”

Well worth a read!




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