Category Archive: Tuition & Debt

Education, Debt, and Solidarity discussions this Sunday

Three events in Washington Square Park on Sunday, June 10 will look at issues of student debt and debt in general, as well as connections and support for the ongoing Quebec student strike.… Continue reading

NYC’s First Debtors Assembly to be held Sun June 10 @ 3pm in Wash Sq Park

OccupyStudentDebtCampaign.org Sunday, June 10, 2012 3:00pm Washington Square Park This will be the first in a regular series of Debtors Assemblies this summer. We invite you to come and connect with others struggling… Continue reading

Recap and photos from May 22 actions in solidarity with the 100th day of the Quebec student strike

Hundreds of CUNY students and supporters took part in solidarity actions across New York today, coinciding with the 100th day of the Quebec student strikes. The actions were focused around an emergency law (Bill 78), which specifically targets the student assemblies and mobilizations in an attempt to break the ongoing strike.

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

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

Recap: #NoCopsNoHikes March from Hunter College to CUNY Central

As reported in the Hunter Envoy, about 110 students gathered outside Hunter College West today, where a banner drop occurred, before marching to CUNY Central at 80th Street. The march was planned in… Continue reading

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.

Union responds to Bloomberg’s exec budget, community college funding

http://psc-cuny.org/our-campaigns/psc-responds-mayor-bloombergs-executive-budget Mayor Bloomberg’s Executive Budget slightly increases CUNY Community College funding, but it depends too much on tuition hikes and doesn’t meet the needs of low-income, minority and immigrant students who attend the… Continue reading

Police violence at #May2 Brooklyn College Student Manifestation

A banner was dropped from the 5th Floor of Boylan Hall as six students soft locked outside the president’s office, two were arrested, and dozens ejected in aggressive police actions.

[Update] 1T DAY CUNY recap: Rev Billy exorcises student loan debt Brooklyn College, students discuss refusal to pay

[Update 4/26/2012 @ 2:55pm]  Press mentions: Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-colleges-debtbre83o1jl-20120425,0,3865486.story NY1 http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/top_stories/160087/occupy-protesters-turn-focus-to-mounting-u-s–student-debt ABC News Online http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/occupy-obama-beat-drums-for-student-loan-reform/ Today was 1T Day, a national day of action marking the point at which student debt is estimated to surpass $1… Continue reading

Brooklyn College to exorcise student debt on 1T Day, Apr 25 at Noon

As student debt in the United States hits One Trillion Dollars, the Brooklyn College Student Union along with the help of Reverend Billy Talen, plan to “exorcise” student debt from campus. The 1T 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

City College student government adopts new position: We condemn future tuition hikes!

The City College Undergraduate Student Government (CCNY USG) has passed “the most strongly worded document that they’ve produced in recent memory,”  according to student sources. Resolution 12-0322A “Condemning CUNY Tuition Hikes” invokes the language… Continue reading

City Tech students issue collective statement responding to March 22 rally arrest

Students at City Tech have issued a collective statement in which they describe their March 22 rally outside President Russell Holtzer’s office. According to the statement, after 30 minutes, the students attempted to… 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

Coalitions release CounterBudget for New York that puts people first, restores higher ed funding

On Monday, statewide organizations released a CounterBudget that prioritizes the needs of working, middle-class, and unemployed families in New York state, including funds for higher education.

Video roundup from #M5 student protests in Albany

Here are several videos we found from the #M5 actions in Albany on March 5, 2012. Know of others? Help contribute. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKQKM-_rrrE] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrdd99HvcNM] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-5BfcbkGjU]

NY Daily News covers #M1 with focus on Baruch student’s struggle

Today, New York Daily News covered the upcoming #M1 defense of education actions planned for March 1 by focusing on Paola Martinez, a Baruch student and member of Students United for a Free… Continue reading

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