Colin Powell Makes Appearance At City College for School of Civic and Global Leadership Inaugural

Colin Powell School Inaugural Event
Colin Powell School Inaugural Event


General Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State made an appearance at The City College of New York on Thursday, May 2nd. The purpose of the visit was the Inaugural Celebration of the recently announced Colin L. Powell school for Civic and Global Leadership. The newly minted school will house five departments under the social sciences: Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Programs such as Black Studies, International Relations, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Women’s Studies will also fall under the Powell School umbrella. According to the press release for the event, the campaign for the School has raised nearly $44 Million -surpassing the original fundraising goal of $30 million. It will be a needed bolster to all students under the social sciences.


Powell, a 1958 graduate of CCNY has gone on to a career of achievement, making a great impact in public service and politics. As many will recall, Powell was a key endorsement for President Obama- twice. The list of his accomplishments are long, and too immense to restate here in full.  In his address to the crowd in the Great Hall, Powell attributed his successes in life to two factors- family, and public education. While being a decorated and lauded person, Powell was very modest in his remarks. Powell maintains “it’s all about the kids” – a statement in reference to the next generation who will be our next leaders. Indeed, it is a true and noble assertion.




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  1. Marc,

    I understand that this is kind of a ‘news blurb’, but nonetheless, given someone of your politics, to post this blurb, like the MSM does, without attacking Powell as the war criminal that he is, is really horrible – and I am going to call you out on this. You can’t have a war criminal visit CCNY and NOT tell the truth about it. The capitalist media does that all the time, but I hold you to a higher standard. What you did with this post was wrong, possibly shameful. I know it might have caused waves to tell the truth here, but your own political compass should have demanded it – why it didn’t, I don’t know, but you need to think long and hard about that.

    The last paragraph is repulsive – lauding Powell, someone who killed tens of thousands in the name of US imperialism – saying “has gone on to a career of achievement, making a great impact in public service and politics.”

    That’s disgusting. What if it was Franco, or Pinochet?

  2. Good morning Seth. Your point is taken. I am glad you left a comment to give a more balanced account of all sides of this piece. Yes, I did intend for this to be a news blurb. I appreciate you holding me to a higher standard, and I will keep that in mind for future posts. Thank you for your commentary.

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