Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
This oral history was conducted by Obden Modesir (interviewer) and Frank Wu, incoming Queens College president (interviewee) in April 2020, conducted as a joint project between Queens College Special Collections and Archives and the Queens Memory Project. Among other subjects, in the oral history Frank Wu discusses the COVID-19 crisis, being a Chinese American citizen, and how those two facts will inform his role as the first Asian American to hold the position of QC President.
In this interview, Lucchi discusses the pandemic as it happened in Italy, one of the epicenters of which occurred in a small town in southern Lombardy where he grew up and where his parents still live. He also talks of his experience as a professor at Queens College who had to quickly transition to remote teaching, and how he felt his undergraduate and graduate language classes fared in the online setting.
This oral history was an interview of Samuel Heilman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College, by Obden Mondesir in April, 2020. In it, Professor Heilman talks about the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in his personal life and his primarily Jewish Orthodox community of New Rochelle, New York, the site of the first major American outbreak of the disease.
This oral history was conducted by Obden Modesir (interviewer) and Waldo Jeff (interviewee) in July and August 2019. In this interview, Waldo Jeff talks about his time as one of the first counselors of Queens College's SEEK program, his path to New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and his involvelment in civil rights movements in both the Deep South and the North.
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