The Professional Staff Congress (PSC) passed a resolution on Friday, September 7 in support of the Chicago Teachers Union along with pledging $3,500 for the CTU solidarity fund. The CTU is currently on… Continue reading
CUNY’s official report on the student protests over tuition hikes was released quietly this January. This post summarizes 12 takeaway points that highlight the most interesting–and often worst–aspects of the report.
The GC Advocate reported on an exchange of letters between the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Chancellor Goldstein regarding Pathways. The AAUP wrote after receiving news of threats made against faculty… Continue reading
In response to faculty in QCC’s English department objecting to forced reduction in credit hours, the administration has threatened to cancel all composition courses next year.
The General Assembly of the Graduate Center, CUNY Stands in Solidarity with The Students for a Free Cooper Union We, the General Assembly of the Graduate Center of the City University of New… Continue reading
Within the past week, several faculty and student bodies around CUNY have come out in strong support of the Queensborough Community College (QCC) English department faculty for refusing to bow to administration pressures… Continue reading
Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/cuny-colleges-english-department-faces-big-cuts-in-dispute-over-credit-hours/48904 The GC Advocate http://opencuny.org/gcadvocate/2012/09/15/psc-responds-to-pathways-outrage-at-queensborough-community-college/ http://opencuny.org/gcadvocate/2012/09/18/update-on-the-fight-at-qcc/ http://opencuny.org/gcadvocate/2012/09/18/open-letter-regarding-threatened-pathways-reprisals-at-queensborough-community-college/ Inside Higher Ed http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/09/17/cuny-faculty-protest-response-departmental-vote-community-college New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/nyregion/college-english-dept-fights-class-time-cuts.html The New York World http://www.thenewyorkworld.com/2012/09/18/pathways StudentActivism.net http://studentactivism.net/2012/09/15/cuny-administration-declares-war-on-rebel-faculty/ http://studentactivism.net/2012/09/16/queensborough/ http://studentactivism.net/2012/09/17/qcc-day-three/ http://studentactivism.net/2012/09/18/admin-apology/
Chancellor Goldstein sent an email via the CUNY Newswire this afternoon responding to an incident at Queensborough Community College (QCC), in which the interim vice-president Karen Steele threatened to cut courses and gut the… Continue reading
StudentActivism.net reports that Queensborough Vice President Karen Steele has sent a letter of apology to the English department chair. The letter reaffirms a weakened stance presented by QCC President Diane Call in a… Continue reading
To mark the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a coalition of students, educators, and community groups will host the Free University Week—creating education that is democratic, critical, and accessible to all.
As the CUNY community becomes aware of the administration’s reprisals against Queensborough English faculty—a move that could cut writing composition courses for thousands of community college students—discussions of how students and faculty can… Continue reading
The Free University is gearing up for its next big installment: a week of classes, skillshares, workshops, and discussions in Madison Square Park Sept. 18–22 supporting the #S17 one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall… Continue reading
Leaping into year two of Occupy Wall Street, a coalition of students, faculty, and community groups hosted the Free University Week—a way to create education that is democratic, critical, and accessible to all.
Students United for a Free CUNY has announced a rally and march to the Board of Trustee’s meeting on Monday, June 25 to oppose pay scale increases for top administrators. Under this plan,… Continue reading
The Medgar Evers Coalition (MEC) has announced a summer teach-in on Democracy in Action! on Monday, June 25 at noon. This teach-in comes on the heels of two votes of no-confidence in the president and provost of the college for gender discrimination and cuts to student services.
BMCC’s Student Government Association (SGA) unanimously passed a resolution against NYPD’s stop and frisk policy, citing the murders of Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham. The resolution was passed by the College Council and… Continue reading
Today is the last day to sign up to testify at Monday’s Board Hearing at Hostos Community College. Many are planning to testify about the ongoing Pathways general education plans and a proposal… Continue reading