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Rushfield, Rebecca


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Schadlow Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0049
Scope and Contents Barbara Schadlow, who grew up in Flushing’s Pomonok housing, attended Queens College from 1965 through 1969. In this interview, she reminisces on her time at the school as an education major and especially as a member of the Doll House house plan. Being a part of Doll House was tremendously influential, she recalls, as it gave her a much fuller experience of campus life and resulted in numerous lifelong relationships. She later returned to Queens College for her master’s in elementary...
Dates: 2021-03-26

Dean Savage Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0001
Scope and Contents In the interview, Dean discusses his childhood in rural western Washington state; his time at Stanford; his activism, including participation in the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Project, registering black citizens to vote in 1965; his dissertation research in France; and his career at Queens College, starting in 1971. He describes changes to faculty working conditions, student population, and the curriculum over the years, based on his experience as a...
Dates: 2019-09-26

Helen Cairns Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0055
Scope and Contents

In this interview session, which took place on March 18th, 2021, Dr. Helen Cairns discussed her career at Queens College within the Linguistics and Communication Disorders Department. During that time she was elected department chair several times, served as the dean of graduate studies and research, and both conducted and supported research and publication efforts.

Dates: 2021-03-18

Mario DellaPina Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0022
Scope and Contents

In this interview, DellaPina reflects on his career in development, including his time with the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and what led him to Queens College. He offers a look into the process of cultivating large gifts for a public university, and shares many anecdotes of donors and alumni he has worked with, including the Kupferberg family and Ruth Madoff.

Dates: 1980-2019

Meghan Moore-Wilk Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0054
Scope and Contents

The interview, which took place on May 14th, 2020, is about Meghan Moore-Wilk, who is the Queens College Chief of Staff, and her hand in managing and stratigizing next steps for the college when in-person classes were shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dates: 2020-05-14

Michael Kail Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0032
Scope and Contents In this interview, Michael Kail talks about spending the first twenty-five years of his life in a square mile in the vicinity of Queens College. He narrates that he was born in the Bronx but his family moved to Queens at an early age, first to Jackson Heights, then shortly after to the newly-opened Pomonok Housing Project, and then to Aguilar Gardens on Parsons Boulevard. Queens College, along with City College and Brooklyn College, were the city colleges that had the most prestigious...
Dates: 2020-08-19

Richard Branciforte Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0012

This oral history records Richard Branciforte's interview as conducted by Rebecca Rushfield as part of the Queens Memory Project in October 2018. In it, he recalls his time at Queens College in the mid 1960s and specifically the role of house plans in the social fabric of the campus. He founded Kingston House, one of the most influential house plans, in 1963.

Dates: 2018-10-14

Susan Glaser Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0031
Scope and Contents Susan Glaser, daughter of immigrants, grew up in Jamaica, Queens, and attended Queens College in the second half of the 1960s. In this interview, she reminisces fondly about her time in the campus and how much she enjoyed an active social life as a member and later president of the Doll House house plan. She also reflects on how political events like Nixon’s campaign for the presidency and the shooting of Martin Luther King Jr. occurred during her student years, and how everything seemed to...
Dates: 2020-12-17

William Tramontano Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0017
Scope and Contents In this interview, William Tramontano, the Queens College interim president at the time, talks about the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the closing of Queens College along with other CUNY campuses, and the abrupt switch to remote online instruction. He mentions the increase in summer registration despite the challenges of online instruction and learning, as well as the increase in first-year students’ applications. With a background in molecular biology and with a wife who has a...
Dates: 2020-05-14

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