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Welcome to Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York!
Rooted  in  the  vitality  of  our  home  city,  and  the  intellectual  energy, academic  tradition,  and  individuality  of  CUNY's  senior  colleges, Macaulay  provides  outstanding  educational  opportunities,  advising and  financial  support,  the  tools  our  most  talented  students  need  to excel  in  New  York  City  and  the  world,  in  college  and  in  life.  Selected for  their  top  high  school  records  and  leadership  potential,  each Macaulay  student  is  awarded  a  full-­tuition  merit  scholarship,  giving them  the  freedom  to  pursue  their  academic  goals  without  financial burdens.

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Statement from Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly:
September  20,  2013 During  the  first  two  weeks  of  the  semester,  demonstrators  —  from  within  and outside  the  University–  have  gathered  near  the  Macaulay  Honors  College  to protest  the  presence  of  Visiting  Professor  David  Petraeus.  By  nature, universities  nurture  the  reasoned  expression  of  dissent,  including  the  right  of peaceful  protest.  CUNY  has  long  embraced  the  responsibility  to  encourage debate  and  dialogue.  Foreclosing  the  right  of  a  faculty  member  to  teach  and the  opportunity  of  students  to  learn  is  antithetical  to  that  tradition,  corrosive  of the  values  at  the  heart  of  the  academic  enterprise.  We  defend  free  speech and  we  reject  the  disruption  of  the  free  exchange  of  ideas.  Accordingly, CUNY  will  continue  to  ensure  that  Dr.  Petraeus  is  able  to  teach  without harassment  or  obstruction.  In  so  doing,  we  join  with  the  University  Faculty Senate  in  defending  the  right  of  CUNY  faculty  members  to  teach  without interference.

Statement from Dean Ann Kirschner:
Macaulay  Honors  College   The  City  University  of  New  York September  12,  2013 Monday,  Sept  9  2013  was  a  great  day  for  learning.  Millions  of  NYC  school children  returned  to  their  classrooms.  New  Yorkers  were  preparing  to exercise  their  right  to  vote.  And  in  one  classroom  at  Macaulay  Honors College,  Dr.  David  Petraeus,  visiting  professor  of  public  policy  at  Macaulay Honors  College  for  the  2013-­14  academic  year,  taught  the  first  session  of  his honors  seminar:  "Are  We  on  the  Threshold  of  the  (North)  American

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Before  and  during  Dr.  Petraeus'  class,  however,    a  group  of  protesters demonstrated  in  front  of  the  college.    That  demonstration  ended  before  the conclusion  of  the  class.    Sometime  later,  while  walking  off  campus,  Dr. Petraeus  was  confronted  by  a  group  of  protesters,  who  surrounded  him  and persisted  in  following  him,  chanting  as  a  group,  shouting  at  him,  and pounding  on  a  car  that  he  entered. Harassment  and  abusive  behavior  toward  a  faculty  member  are  antithetical to  the  university's  mission  of  free  and  open  dialogue.  Although  this  may  be obvious,  this  kind  of  behavior  strikes  more  deeply  at  the  heart  of  our cherished  American  right  to  express  our  beliefs  without  threats  or  fear  of retribution. As  a  result  of  this  incident,  I  released  the  following  statement  on  September 11,  2013: "Our  university  is  a  place  where  complex  issues  and  points  of  view  across the  political  and  cultural  spectrum  are  considered  and  debated  in  the  hope that  we  might  offer  solutions  to  the  problems  in  our  world.    In  order  to advance  reasoned  debate  on  such  issues,  it  is  important  that  multiple  points of  view  be  heard. "Great  universities  strive  to  connect  their  students  with  remarkable  leaders and  thinkers  so  students  can  examine  a  variety  of  ideas,  debate  them,  and form  their  own  opinions.    Those  perspectives  find  expression  through discussion  in  and  out  of  the  classroom. "We  may  disagree,  but  we  must  always  do  so  in  a  spirit  of  mutual  respect and  understanding.    While  the  college  supports  the  articulation  of  all  points of  view  on  critical  issues,  it  is  essential  that  dialogue  within  the  academic setting  always  be  conducted  civilly."

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