Category Archive: CUNY Solidarity

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

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

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

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

CUNY students and the Free University to stand in solidarity with Quebec students on May 22

On Tuesday in New York City, CUNY students and a pop-up of the Free University will stand in solidarity with Quebec students who will be marching in record numbers, in defense of the right to protest, and for the right to education as we determine it.

“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

Silent vigil announced in solidarity with 2 Brooklyn College students arrested on May 2

The Professional Staff Congress (the faculty and staff union) and the Brooklyn College Student Union have announced a Vigil in Solidarity with the two Brooklyn College students arrested for peacefully demonstrating outside of… Continue reading

No Cops! No Hikes! CUNY Convergence Against Police Repression

Students United for a Free CUNY announced a convergence for Thursday at Hunter College in response to student arrests and unnecessary police brutality at Brooklyn College last week.

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

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

Free CUNY Zine call for submissions for first issue, due May 4

Earlier this week, a call went out for submissions to The Free CUNY,  a student-authored, student-edited CUNY-wide publication, which will disseminate news and opinions relevant to the CUNY community. According to the zine’s… Continue reading

Students release outreach letter to department chairs supporting 1TDay, May Day, and May 2 Student Manifestation

Brooklyn College Student Union has released a letter to department chairs offering allegiance to “any member of the faculty who discusses, endorses, participates in, or otherwise supports any Occupy Wall Street related causes or events.”… 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

Free University announced for May Day; call for teach-ins, workshops and relocated classes

A coalition of New York City students and educators, from high schools, colleges, and universities—including CUNY—have announced the May Day Free University, a one-day, “pop-up” university taking place on May 1 from 10am-3pm in Madison Square Park.  The Free University… Continue reading

Students STAND UP at York College against racism, tuition hikes, bigotry, and more

A new student organization has been launched at York College called S.T.A.N.D.U.P (Students Together Against Neglecting Democracy & Uniting The People). According to the group’s Facebook page Our purpose is to promote awareness and… Continue reading

BMCC event focuses on stop and frisk, justice for Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham 4/4 2-4pm

The BMCC Student Government Association and BMCC Students United are co-sponsoring an event on April 4, 2012 from 2–4pm in the Cafeteria. The event will focus on stop and frisk and what to do… Continue reading

CUNY student filmmakers honor Louis Reyes Rivera (1945–2012), member of 1969 City College takeover

Graduate Film students at Hunter College Iva Rad and Martyna Starosta have released “Are You With Me?”—a video honoring Louis Reyes Rivera (1945-2012). Rivera was a member of the 1969 occupation of City College, which was… Continue reading

Faculty petition denounces NYPD leadership for spying on Muslim students

A petition currently circulating among faculty and CUNY and other campuses denounces the NYPD leadership for rights abuses against Muslim students. An excerpt of the petition reads: The NYPD monitored Muslim student associations at… Continue reading

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