Announcing Writing Retreats at the Graduate Center

By Katina|January 8, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce a series of Writing Retreats to be held in room 3317 at the Graduate Center. This is a great way to take the sometimes-isolating act of writing and bring it into community. Beat writer’s block, meet writing partners, try out ideas, get feedback—and most of all, set aside dedicated time to write. WHEN: Mondays, 1-4pm (February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7)

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Knowledge as a Tool for Agency: My Introduction

By Mike Rifino|July 29, 2015|Reflection|2 comments

Hi! My name is Mike Rifino and I am a Futures Initiative Fellow studying for my doctorate in Human Development at the CUNY Graduate Center. In what follows, I wish to reflect on my transformative experience I had as a CUNY undergraduate student (both at LaGuardia after transferring to Hunter College) that has ignited my passion for scholarship in human development at the intersection of learning, especially in contexts of

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Attending Knowledge on Revolutionary Terms: Anti-Colonial Futures in Higher Education

By Allison Guess|July 14, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

I came to the Graduate Center a year ago to begin my PhD in Geography. Excited about walking in, what I identify as my indisputable calling, I found out very quickly, that there was a universe of things I would need to know. There remained to be so many books (and other texts) that I would need to both read and re-read, paradigms I would need to study, merge, operate

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