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Morris Raphael Cohen (Class of 1900) was appointed an instructor in mathematics at City College in 1906 before transferring to the Department of Philosophy in 1912. He departed from City College in 1938 for the University of Chicago. This exhibit chronicles his career & achievements. Dr. Cohen met Dr. Albert Einstein when he visited City College in April 1921 and translated Dr. Einstein's remarks, see Panel 4. The research library of City College was dedicated in Dr. Cohen's honor in May 1958.
Raymond the Bagel Man
Raymond the Bagel Man was known to generations of City College Students as a street vendor of salty pretzels. He is mentioned in Colin Powell's My American Journey: An Autobiography. ( E840.5.P68 A3 1995 )
The Alumni Association of The City College of New York/CUNY can trace its origin to July 26, 1853, when members of the first graduating class met in the chapel of the original building on 23rd Street and formed the Associate Alumni of The Free Academy. In the 1950s the Associate Alumni became the Alumni Association, and special interest alumni groups were formed.
This exhibition commemorates the history of the struggle for full participation of women at City College, highlights contributions that City College women have made to the College, and celebrates the excellence of City women's achievements.