Category Archive: Campaigns & Petitions

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

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

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.

Get Ready to Graduate! State-Wide Convergence at BMCC May 18

Students United for a Free CUNY, Save Our SUNY, New York Students Rising, and ally community organizations will come together on Friday, May 18 at BMCC to demand the prioritization of education funding… Continue reading

“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.

Hundreds gather for silent vigil against student arrests

Over two hundred faculty, students, and staff gathered at Brooklyn College for a silent vigil against the arrests of two students during a peaceful protest on May 2

Press conference planned in response to gender discrimination, cuts in student support, and two no-confidence votes in Medgar Evers President William Pollard and Provost Howard Johnson

The Medgar Evers Coalition for Academic Excellence and Mission Integrity (MEC Coalition) has announced a press conference on the steps of City Hall on May 3, 2012 at 10am. The press conferences comes… Continue reading

Student petition against Pathways gen ed plan gains traction, joins 4700 faculty and staff signatures

[Update] The faculty and student petitions received over 6,000 combined signatures and were presented to the Board of Trustees at its April 30, 2012 meeting. Students United for a Free CUNY has launched a… Continue reading

CUNY faculty sign letter supporting General Strike and Free University on May 1, CUNY-Wide Day of Action on May 2

Dozens of CUNY faculty have signed a letter stating their support for students and faculty, both permanent and adjunct, participating in May Day events and the Free University, as well as a CUNY-Wide Day… Continue reading

Occupy Colleges announces new “No Cuts, No Compromises” campaign

Occupy Colleges announced a new “No Cuts, No Compromises” campaign today, calling on state governors to freeze cuts to education at all levels across the U.S. A petition, located at, has already received several… Continue reading

Brooklyn College students ask for admin’s financial support in the face of tuition hikes

Students at Brooklyn College have launched a petition campaign with actions leading up to the beginning of May. In a letter to President Karen Gould, they request subsidies for printing, books and course… Continue reading

Over 400 faculty call for NYPD Commissioner Kelly’s resignation

Over 400 faculty nationwide have called for the resignation of NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Professors Saskia Sassen (Columbia) and Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn, CUNY) wrote in Tuesdays’ Chronicle: “Faced with skyrocketing numbers of NYPD stop-and-frisks… Continue reading

PSC union calls town hall meeting to repeal Pathways gen ed revisions, gets 600 signatures in two hours

Professional Staff Congress (PSC) President Barbara Bowen called for a town hall meeting on Thursday, March 8 from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Community Church of New York (40 East 35th Street) to repeal the… Continue reading

Occuprint launches Kickstarter campaign for mass poster distribution, permanent archival copies

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to get global Occupy images out beyond the internet: into the streets and into the homes, offices, and schools of #occupy supporters worldwide. Occuprint is a volunteer-run collaborative… Continue reading

NYSR petition calls on legislators to pledge support for public education

New York Students Rising (NYSR) has started a petition campaign for the NYSR Pledge, a compact with legislators designed to bring more transparency and affordability to public universities. On March 5, NYSR will ask… 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

Petition tells Governor to stop tuition increase This increase will be a great economic impact for most CUNY students and will force many to withdraw from college. More than half of CUNY students live in households with incomes of… Continue reading

Petition calls for Chancellor Goldstein’s resignation The Chancellor of the City University of New York, Matthew Goldstein, sat idly by through the full three and a half hours of the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting at Baruch College,… Continue reading

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