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New York Times Article — An Alternate View

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You may have seen the New York Times cover story about the problems at CCNY and CUNY in general. In response, our administration circulated a series of letters, supporting the college. Below, a letter from an unidentified, formerly homeless honors student: The New York Times article “Dreams stall as CUNY, New York City’s Engine of […]

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Why Our Education Matters

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A front-page New York Times article discussed CCNY’s financial problems — and the lack of assistance for CUNY from the state. Here’s our take: As financing for college plummets and tuition soars, students and faculty wonder who will stand up for the future of public education by Saif Choudhury As a young boy playing computer […]

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CUNY Budget Update: The Latest News in Our University’s Financial Crisis

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For a change, the news isn’t all bad by Meagan DelVecchio Late last week the New York State legislature gave Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget deal a thumbs up. Included in the package: A nearly $500 million line item for CUNY senior colleges. In January, Cuomo threatened to withhold funding for CUNY senior colleges and shift […]

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How to Create Your Own Major

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One CUNY BA student shares his story of individualized study By Gregory Cagle Success is subjective. For many years, people considered me a success story. I had a career in the recording industry that many envied. I worked with the executive teams that groomed great artists like Maxwell, Nas, Lil Kim, Ginuwine, EnVogue, SWV, Outkast […]

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Where’s Their Money?

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Why our faculty is mad as hell By Jazmin Rosa Our faculty and staff members have been lacking contracts for five years. They haven’t seen a raise for six. Now, they are turning up the heat. Earlier this fall, fifty-four CUNY professors and staffers – including a number from CCNY’s campus – were arrested during […]

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Glad You Chose CCNY?

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A review of CUNY colleges based on new College Scorecard by Saif Choudhury President Obama recently launched a new initiative called the College Scorecard. The new database is aimed at providing information that could help students select the colleges that fit them best. “You’ll be able to see how much each school’s graduates earn, how […]

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Handling Our Crazy Fall Semester Schedule

Handling Our Crazy Fall Semester Schedule

How students and professors are dealing with days off and rescheduled classes the first few weeks of school by Kema Carwin A new school year had begun, and with it comes the expected–a new schedule, new adjustments and the not so new “vacation brain” that lingers at the beginning of each semester. One unfamiliar adaption: […]

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CCNY Announces New Course Withdrawal Process

City College has updated its course withdrawal process this spring in an effort to eliminate paper applications, shifting most of the student interface to CUNYfirst’s Self-Service tab. Starting on February 25th, all undergraduate students have received a service indicator on their records with the label “NWD” (Course Withdrawal Not Permitted Not Permitted Without Academic Advising). […]

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At City, Everything Really Isn’t Awesome

  The City College of New York has been seen as one of the more prestigious public colleges in CUNY for a long time now.  It’s seen as the “flagship college” of CUNY and as a comprehensive teaching, research and service institution dedicated to accessibility and excellence in undergraduate education. So now that we’re past […]

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The Faculty Senate Addresses Budget Allocation Issues

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The faculty senate came together Thursday the 19th for its monthly meeting in Shepard Hall. The agenda was fairly typical and when the budget talks began it was all I could do to stay awake. Until College Resource Committee Chair Kevin Foster took the stage and posed an interesting problem: should the budget be allocated […]

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