Campus Hero


New York Post
August 10, 2009

It’s so close to his heart that Queensborough Community College
President Eduardo Marti can’t wait for the official grand opening on
campus of The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource and
Archives center in October.

The same time last year, Marti was the recipient of the Post’s Liberty
Medal in the Freedom category, for working to combat racism and
hatred. He was cited, among other things, for his dedication in seeing
the mammoth project on the Holocaust go from the transfer of crumbling
historical documents stored in a leaky campus basement to an ambitious,
$5 million, glass-enclosed, 10,000-square- foot interactive showcase.

"There’s a wall of survivors’ names," Marti said. "When you press
the name of the survivor, their story is told" on video. "It’s very

There will also be rotating exhibits on the Japanese massacre in
Nanking, China, during World War II, as well as the genocides in
Armenia and Rwanda, among others.

At the start of the new school year, the college will offer a special
program for principals and teachers on how to combat hate crimes
among students.

"I am very proud of that," Marti said.