Students and faculty respond to assaults and arrests at #May2 Student Manifestation

Earlier today, students and faculty wrote to Brooklyn College President Karen Gould about the handling of yesterday’s #May2 Student Manifestation, at which two Brooklyn College students were arrested (both now released—one with an… Continue reading

Videography documents the Free University (with post-event press release)

Rhodes Pictures has released a short documentary with interviews from students, teachers, and co-creators of the Free University held on May 1, 2012 at Madison Square Park. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Free University” in… Continue reading

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

Videos from #May2 Brooklyn College Student Manifestation

The following videos were posted hours after two students were arrested at Boylan Hall this afternoon. For more information about the events, visit Reclaim Brooklyn College and our roundup coverage. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/41705094]

Press coverage of the Free University

A roundup of press coverage of the Free University held on May 1, 2012 in Madison Square Park.

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.

High school parents and students to gather at Free University at 11 as part of nationwide walkout

Our Schools NYC has posted a template letter for parents explaining why their children won’t be in school for May Day. The letter includes plans for meeting at Fort Greene Park for the May 1st… Continue reading

Free University schedule and info pack released

The May Day Free University schedule has been released. Download the entire packet at: http://www.dropbox.com/sh/fi89tzdqivhe8m3/Fv4Ten7z2Y. MEDIA ADVISORY Press Inquiries: (347) 670-FREU (3738) Rayya El Zein:  (rayyaelz@gmail.com) 646-696-8910 Zoltán Glück : (zoltan.gluck@gmail.com) 415-519-5541 On TUESDAY, MAY… Continue reading

Free University video trailer released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free University in Solidarity with May 1 General Strike Press Inquiries/General Information: (347) 670-FREU (3738)   Rayya El Zein:  rayyaelz@gmail.com Zoltán Glück : zoltan.gluck@gmail.com Priya Chandrasekaran: pchandrasekaran@gc.cuny.edu Michelle Obando: ob4ndo@gmail.com… Continue reading

CUNY Baccalaureate hosts May Day get together, 6pm Rm 6412 at Grad Center

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies is organizing a spring get together for students, alumni, and faculty. The event will take place on May 1, 2012, in Room 6412 at the Graduate… Continue reading

[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

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

To Wed: Chancellor Goldstein & Kroll Security Group! May 1, 2012 beginning on the steps of the Graduate Center

From the folks who brought us the #M1 Radical Lunch comes a new installment of political theater at CUNY: The Wedding of Goldstein and Kroll. The spoof wedding announcement appeared today, along with… 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

CUNY-Wide May1st / May 2nd Planning Meeting on 4/27, 2pm at Grad Center

Friday, April 27 CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor Dining Commons 2pm http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/276392772451344 This will be a place for folks from different campuses to be in conversation/collaboration and for our working… 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

Roundup of CUNY events leading up to May Day and beyond

Wednesday, April 25: 9am – 100 Centre Street – CUNY Press Conference to support 5 CUNY students who were arrested at Baruch College on November 21st, 2011. Before their 9:30am court appearance, they… Continue reading

May 2 Student Manifestation announced at Brooklyn College

Meet us on the Brooklyn College Quad on May 2nd at 12:00pm and take back our education from the Board of Trustees, Wall Street and our college administrators.

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

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

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