In the Media

Gotham Gazette: NY’s Economic Recovery Needs Internships for People with Disabilities

Jul 26, 2021

A New York Tech study conducted with the Institute for Career Development (ICD) is referenced in an op-ed in Gotham Gazette. The study, “Opportunities for Pathways & Collaborations,” recommends steps to widen the pool of people with disabilities with tech skills. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 2.5 times higher than for those without, and the pandemic has severely impacted their employment and job prospects. New York’s business and nonprofit communities can play a vital role in the economic recovery of people with disabilities by reaching out for job candidates and by providing internships, the piece urges.


Yahoo Highlights Rothstein's Exercise Science Expertise

Jul 21, 2021

Insight from Alexander Rothstein, M.S., coordinator and instructor for the Exercise Science, B.S. program, was featured in Yahoo Life. In the story, experts share advice for maximizing the results of one’s annual flu shot, with Rothstein discussing the impact of exercise on immunity.

"Exercise is a controlled form of stress that stimulates several responses in the body," he explains. "One of these responses is the deployment of white blood cells and, even more directly, the deployment of these cells to working and/or inflamed tissue where they may be needed most."


Golden Named in BBC Story on the Legacy of Sylvia Plath

Jul 21, 2021

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was named in a BBC news story on the legacy and literary impact of famed author Sylvia Plath. The story discusses how female writers who have passed away before their time, such as Plath, are defined by tragedy, whereas their male counterparts who have suffered a similar fate are instead remembered for their influential work. Golden is noted for her collaboration with another researcher from Smith University, which will expand and correct current editions of Sylvia Plath's Collected Poems and help to commemorate the author for her literary contributions.


City & State NY Interviews Raven on NYC Flood Preparation

Jul 12, 2021

A City & State New York article features comments from climate experts to discuss New York City’s flooding threats and weaknesses and what can be done to address them. Jeffrey Raven, associate professor in the graduate program in urban and regional design, was among the five experts interviewed.

To prepare for future storms, Raven notes that NYC should prioritize construction of “sponge city” projects and construct stormwater storage structures in low-lying neighborhoods. “Sponge city infrastructure such as green roofs, underground stormwater basins, permeable pavements, and bioretention facilities help urban areas soak up as much stormwater as possible.” He also counseled that “building depressed roadways, parking lots or parks along flood-prone coastline can help to temporarily store stormwater during extreme flood events.”


Jul 07, 2021

As seen in InnovateLI, New York Tech has launched three new degree programs for fall 2021 that will educate and train students to enter some of today’s fastest-growing occupations and in-demand fields. The degrees include an Engineering, Ph.D. (offered in Long Island and New York City), Public Health, M.P.H. (online), and Business Analytics, M.B.A. (offered in Long Island and New York City). The Ph.D. in Engineering was also featured in Inside Higher Ed.


Hometown Outlets Publicize Student Scholarships

Jul 07, 2021

As seen in local media outlets such as the Syosset Advance, Jericho-Syosset News Journal, The Republic, Virgin Island Daily News, and Northeast Times, and many others, 160 first-year New York Tech students have been awarded the Theodore K. Steele Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to first-year students with a high school average of 96 or higher.


Newsday: Vahey Discusses Joint Admissions Program with NCC

Jun 29, 2021

A story in Newsday explores the various agreements that public and private institutions of higher education have established with Nassau Community College (NCC) to help provide students with pathways to a four-year degree.

“About 100 NCC students have expressed interest in a new joint program that guarantees admission to New York Institute of Technology, according to NYIT dean of admissions and financial aid Karen Vahey. Through the program, students are issued ID cards, can use the library, participate in various campus events, and get individualized help in maximizing credits for transfer,” the article states.


Jun 16, 2021

As seen in multiple local media outlets, including Hamlet Hub, Huntington Now, Wicked Local, and others, New York Institute of Technology welcomed its newest students for the fall 2021 semester.


InnovateLI Covers New York Tech’s Energy Conference

Jun 16, 2021

InnovateLI featured highlights of New York Tech’s recent energy conference. “Building Sustainable Communities” addressed topics including greener power, cleaner air and lower greenhouse gas emissions, and according to the article, “focused largely on innovative energy-related research and capital investments at New York Tech campuses in New York and Vancouver.” The virtual conference was moderated by Associate Professor Robert Amundsen; the keynote was delivered by New York Tech alumnus and EmPower Solar CEO David Schieren.


DEADLINE Interviews New York Tech Alumna

Jun 13, 2021

In honor of Pride Month, DEADLINE interviewed alumna Karine Jean-Pierre (B.S. ’97), President Biden's principal deputy press secretary, who recently became the first openly gay Black woman to hold a White House briefing. She discusses the challenges faced in her personal life, including coming out to her family, and how her experience as a television commentator and pundit has helped to prepare her for this moment. Similar coverage also appeared on