CUNY’s official report on the student protests over tuition hikes was released quietly this January. This post summarizes 12 takeaway points that highlight the most interesting–and often worst–aspects of the report.
The GC Advocate reported on an exchange of letters between the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Chancellor Goldstein regarding Pathways. The AAUP wrote after receiving news of threats made against faculty… Continue reading
In response to faculty in QCC’s English department objecting to forced reduction in credit hours, the administration has threatened to cancel all composition courses next year.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. Wednesday, May 16th Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College 2180 Third Avenue at East 119th Street… Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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
[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