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LaGuardia in The Times

LaGuardia Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY), is regularly featured in The New York Times—indisputably among the leading newspapers worldwide.

Following are highlights—articles written by Ginia Bellafante, Elizabeth A. Harris, David W. Chen, Alex Vadukul, among additional New York Times journalists, which have shed light on the successes and struggles of LaGuardia students, a majority of whom have family incomes of less than $25,000 annually. Additional articles have spotlighted LaGuardia’s accomplished faculty, given LaGuardia President Gail O. Mellow a national platform to spread understanding of the role of community colleges in higher education, and more.


Alcohol Derailed His Life. Now He Drives Barflies Home.

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Carlos Nin lost jobs, a marriage and a home because of his drinking. Credit: Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

“Carlos Nin stays awake well into the night, keeping the same late hours he had as an alcoholic. His evenings are spent in the familiar company of barflies, revelers and party seekers. Except Mr. Nin is not their companion. He is their ride. As an Uber driver in New York City, he frequently chauffeurs intoxicated customers.… In February, he enrolled in classes at LaGuardia Community College to acquire his license with the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.”

Click here to learn more about LaGuardia’s Taxi & For Hire Vehicle Driver Institute.

Read the full article: Alcohol Derailed His Life. Now He Drives Barflies Home.

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