GSSW News

Shavuot: A Holiday of Second Chances

May 23, 2017

Shavout is a holiday that requires little physical work or break in routine when compared to Passover and Sukkot.

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Giving Incarcerated Teens Something to Believe In

May 02, 2017

For the incarcerated youth in Rikers Island, Touro Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) alum John Lopez has a simple message: “I don’t know what your purpose is,” he tells them. “But I know what it’s not. It’s not to be incarcerated.”

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Raising the Age for Criminal Responsibility

April 06, 2017

Hugh Maxwell had been many things in his life: a monk, a wall street executive and now a master of social work candidate at Touro’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). But on March 28, a windswept and gray Tuesday, in a legislative building of Albany, he found himself in a new role: lobbyist.

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“Small Moments That Bring Joy”

March 07, 2017

Keneisha Newland is used to making tough decisions.

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Successful LCW Graduate Plans Her Future in the Graduate School of Social Work

February 21, 2017

For Rachel Jungreis, Touro’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) offered her an opportunity to look into herself. 

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Social Work Students Join HOPE

February 08, 2017

It was supposed to be the coldest day of the year, but the weather was not cooperating. Instead, it was an almost balmy 40 degree windless winter night. But the staff and students of Touro’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) weren’t deterred as they participated in the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE).

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Affecting Heart and Soul

November 30, 2016

Almost 200 Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) students and alumni gathered for GSSW’s community day on November 15. While the event was devoted to encouraging mindfulness in the day-to-day occupations of social workers and future social workers, the event didn’t ignore the elephant in the room: the results of the most bruising election in recent memory.

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A Rising Star at Touro College Graduate School of Social Work

November 30, 2016

On October 15, Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) student James Hernandez was recognized for his years of service to his neighbors with the Rising Latino Star Award.

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Water as a Human Right:

October 27, 2016

In order to save money after the Michigan auto industry crisis, the water supply for the city of Flint was switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River, which had been found to be highly corrosive. Flint citizens complained that their tap water was foul and discolored, but officials took no action until a local pediatrician demonstrated lead levels two to three times higher in Flint’s children than in children in other parts of the state.  Independent experts also tested the drinking water and found lead in the water supply.  Residents have been relying on bottled water for cooking and hygiene needs, and fixing the system is estimated to cost 1.5 billion. 

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Division of Graduate Studies, Commencement 2016

June 27, 2016

More than 1,000 master’s degree recipients were honored at the Touro College Division of Graduate Studies (DGS) Commencement Ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City on June 16. 

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