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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

New Free CUNY zine launched

Last week, Students United for a Free CUNY lanched The Free CUNY, a student-authored, student-edited CUNY-wide monthly publication. The zine strives to disseminate news and opinions relevant to the CUNY community, especially spreading… 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

“Two generations of social movement leaders in conversation about past, present and future political change on 5/16,” Hunter School of Social Work

Two generations of social movement leaders in conversation about past, present and future political change. Wednesday, May 16th Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College 2180 Third Avenue at East 119th Street… Continue reading

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

“Transforming Assembly” May 8–12, 2012 @ James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center

Students of all ages from across New York City will come together to celebrate access to public education, in collaboration with Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency’s exhibition Common Assembly. Through physical and digital archiving,… Continue reading

Kingsborough students organize “99 Voices for Trayvon Martin” Teach-In

Press coverage from #May2 Student Manifestation at Brooklyn College

[Update on arrested students: As of 6pm on Thursday, both students arrested at Brooklyn College the day before were released; one has a court date scheduled for June 20. They were greeted by… Continue reading

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