Category Archive: Board of Trustees

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

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

Plan to raise executive salaries goes before the Board on June 25

A Board Committee has approved a plan to raise executive compensation at the highest levels, from 22-54%. A petition opposing the increases gained over 250 signatures in less than a day, and the campaign continues through the June 25 meeting of the full Board, where a vote may be held.

A slap in the face: CUNY wants to raise exec salaries on the heels of a tuition increase

Plans before the Board of Trustees would raise the very highest salaries at CUNY even higher—and at a rate faster than inflation. An ongoing petition campaign calls on the Trustees to limit executive pay and save tuition dollars for student aid.

“Pathetic!” Trustees caught on camera mocking 6000 faculty against Pathways

Board Chair Benno Schmidt and other trustees mock nearly 6,000 faculty signatures calling for the repeal of the Pathways general education plan at an April 30, 2012 meeting.

All charges dismissed against students arrested on November 21, 2011 at Board of Trustees Hearing at Baruch College

Five CUNY students still facing charges associated with the N21 protests at Baruch appeared before a judge this morning. The students were blocked from attending the Board of Trustees public hearing and faced… Continue reading

Mini-doc examines tuition raises, protests

A new mini-documentary directed by Alex Mallis and Jay Sterrenberg examines the vote on the recent tuition increases at CUNY, including their impact on students and security and separation at the Board of Trustees… Continue reading

Faculty Senate calls for reform of security at Board meetings

The University Faculty Senate has adopted a statement on security policies at Board of Trustees meetings. Among other things, the statement points out several ways in which “the Board and the University Administration… Continue reading

CUNY Interview on Building Bridges Radio

Building Bridges Radio which covers local and national labor issues has a new interview up: NYC Students Stand Firm After CUNY Police Bully Them During Occupy City Univeristy of NY (CUNY) Protest Over… Continue reading

Tony Kushner donates 100K award to CUNY students after taking hit from Trustees

According to the New York Observer, playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner won last night’s “Creative Citizenship” award sponsored by The Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation. Kushner, who was removed from John Jay’s… Continue reading

[Update] Where is the video, CUNY?

[Updated 12/1/2011 @ 3:09pm] Faculty have also started writing in asking for the video of the Nov 21 board hearing (second letter below). Is this the beginning of a campaign? After noticing that… Continue reading

CUNY Students on Inside City Hall on NY1

Last night Errol Louis discussed the tuition increase and the protest with five CUNY students:–cuny-students-react-to-tuition-hike Louis, who also teaches at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, will interview Chancellor Goldstein on tonight’s… Continue reading

Live Feeds of N28 Protests

Occupy Wall Street has two live feeds up:

PSC President Barbara Bowen’s Letter to the Chancellor Regarding Baruch Shutdown

Dear Members, This morning I sent a letter to Chancellor Goldstein calling on him to ask Baruch President Wallerstein to rescind his decision cancelling all classes from 3:00 PM today.  The letter states… Continue reading

“Dear New York, Welcome to the Student Movement”

Zoltán Glück, doctoral student in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, posts a reflection on the blossoming student movement: Last Monday night I walked out of Baruch College after being handcuffed and detained… Continue reading

The GC Advocate Live Blogging

The Occupy CUNY Blog on the Graduate Center Advocate site is live blogging today’s events at Baruch:

“The Frontline of Privatizing Public Education”

Fiona Lee posts a dispatch on the November 21, 2011 CUNY tuition hikes protest and the police violence inflicted upon students. The police brutality that took place at Baruch College on November 21,… Continue reading

Professor speaks out against police violence at CUNY

Anthony Alessandrini, associate professor of English at Kingsborough Community College, has published an extended article on police violence at Baruch last Monday, detailing the reactions of students and faculty involved and calling for… Continue reading

[Update] Baruch President orders Vertical Campus closing for Monday at 3pm

[Updated 11/28/2011 @ 1:35pm] The New York Times City Room blog files a report: [Updated 11/28/2011 @ 1:30pm] The Village Voice is reporting on the closure: [Updated 11/28/2011 @11:01am] New York Daily News… Continue reading

Doctoral Students’ Council calls for a democratic Board of Trustees

CUNY’s Doctoral Students’ Council has drawn attention to a unanimous statement passed last May, which calls for a democratically-elected Board of Trustees composed of a majority of students, faculty, and staff. The statement… Continue reading

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