Category Archive: News

12 Things to Know about the Kroll report

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.

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The General Assembly of CUNY Grad Center stands in solidarity with Students for a Free Cooper Union

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

CUNY101 – The plan

For the past year, we’ve been covering stories, issues, and events related to OccupyCUNY and other CUNY-movement groups. In that year, we saw students beaten by security/NYPD for trying to enter a public… Continue reading

National faculty association AAUP questions Pathways; Goldstein repeats claims to authority

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

Faculty and students voice support for Queensborough faculty

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

Goldstein defiant: Faculty are “not empowered” to ignore Pathways

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

CUNY administration backs down from threat to gut QCC English dept

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

Opening day of Free University Week at Madison Square Park, across the street from $40,000/person fundraiser for President Obama

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.

QCC discussions to continue throughout the week, including Free University

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

CANCELLED! QCC threatens Composition courses for fall 2013 hoping to force faculty’s hand, PSC responds to reprisals

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.

Free University calls on faculty to relocate classes and lead sessions Sept 18-22

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

PSC supports Chicago Teachers Union

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

Free University Week, September 18-22, draws over two thousand in Madison Square Park

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.

“Red Sounds” march announced as next Quebec solidarity action (June 22)

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/464373573575892 Sunday, July 22, 2012 7:00pm Sunday, July 22 is the Quebec student movement’s next major day of action for their strike that has lasted almost 4 months. In solidarity, various… Continue reading

Rally and march against executive pay raises at Monday’s Board Meeting

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

“Democracy in Action” Teach-In at Medgar Evers on Monday

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 students and president endorse resolution against stop and frisk

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

Last day to sign up to testify at Board Hearing next Monday

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

Pop-Up Free University announced for Bed-Stuy Juneenth (6/23)

[Updated 6/19 @ 11:49 pm] The Free University has announced a pop-up event for Saturday, June 23 in Bedford-Stuyvesant to commemorate this year’s Juneteenth. http://www.facebook.com/events/141068732695190 – POP-UP OPEN AIR FREE UNIVERSITY – COMMUNITY-LED… Continue reading

Student March in Solidarity with Eric Carlsen and the Struggle for a Free CUNY

Brooklyn College Student Union has announced a march on Wednesday, June 20 starting at Fort Greene Park. The march is part of support for Eric Carlsen, who was arrested at Brooklyn College on… Continue reading

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