Remembering “Grandma” Inez Sewell

June 21, 1928 – August 9, 2021

Born in Havana Cuba, Inez was the third of five children.  At the age of five, Inez’s family moved to Kingston, Jamaica, and then to the Parish of Saint James. Her mother was a seamstress and dressmaker, and her father was a farmer

The Passing of HCES Principal Dr. Stanley Seidman

The Hunter College Campus Schools recently informed us of the passing of Dr. Stanley Seidman, former HCES Principal, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. They have shared the following obituary with us:

We mourn the passing of our beloved and respected former Hunter College Elementary School Principal, Dr. Stanley Seidman.

Student Supports Peers in Foster Care

Sarah M. ’23 is the founder of Achillea Peer Tutoring, a program that provides tutoring support to students in foster care. Sarah brings the unique perspective of being in foster care herself as a Hunter student and, while a resident in a group home, was pulled out of school for …

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Twins Transform Their Home into a Laboratory

Twins JaeJeong K. ’21 and Jaeah K. ’21 have a passion for biology. With the onset of the pandemic and remote learning, they explored creating YouTube videos to keep other students engaged in the sciences while learning from home.

Together, they founded Oh Worm! to broadcast their lessons. The two …

Hunter President Jennifer Raab ’73 Encourages Students to Vote

President Raab wrote an Op-Ed piece in the NY Daily News about the importance of voting. She cited the inspirational story of Bea Lumpkin, a 1939 graduate of Hunter College who, at 102 years of age, created her own hazmat suit in order to drop her absentee ballot into a …

Keeping the American Dream Alive for Students

Hunter College President Jennifer Raab ’73, Esq. was interviewed on Good Day, New York in June. In her interview, President Raab discussed the importance of advancing one’s studies through remote learning while the economy, job market, and internship access are in flux. See her interview.…

A Virtual Graduation

The Class of 2020 passed a unique milestone as they graduated from HCHS. They were the first class to mark their commencement with a virtual graduation ceremony. Though this year’s graduating seniors were preparing for the ceremony from their homes, many of the hallmarks of a Hunter graduation were still …

Summer Learning, an Important Resource for Students

Hunter College Campus Schools President Jennifer Raab ’73, Esq. published an Op-Ed piece in The NY Daily News. Entitled “More than Ever, Summer is for School,” Raab encouraged college students to view the current lockdown of school campuses as an opportunity to advance in their studies. “The online learning …

An Update from the Museum of Chinese in America

There is good news to share from the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), which is led by alumna Nancy YAO Maasbach ’90. The January 2020 fire that gutted a nearby building housing over 80,000 items from its archives was less severe than expected. While portions of the collection …

Win ‘Hamilton’ Tickets Opening Night in Chicago

Win “YOUR SHOT” at Hamilton Tickets for opening night in Chicago & an after-party with Lin-Manuel Miranda ’98 & support the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. 


Two tickets to Hamilton: An American Musical in Chicago
Round-trip airfare and two nights at a hotel for you and …