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“I don’t want to say that I was ahead of my time, but my instincts just ran that way. To its credit, City College of New York accommodated me as best it could.” That’s how Professor Joshua Mills explains the way his alma mater allowed him to take a variety of courses outside the usual track of any major. He later was awarded a bachelor’s degree in political science and another in history.

That would not be the only change in career interests for this native of the Bronx. He went on to receive a master’s degree in English from City College. Today he is a professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College/CUNY.


This work was originally published in College Talk.



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