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Student Government Upheld

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CCNY avoids a drawn-out re-election BY Christian Hernandez President Lisa Coico certified the results of May’s student government elections on June 29. Her decision means CCNY will avoid a re-election that would’ve left the college without a governing body until the coming school year. According to Ryan Carson of the Student Election Review Committee, the […]

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Person Of Interest: Lisa S. Coico

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Financial discrepancies prompt federal investigation BY Curtis Ashley This has been a rough year, and many wish it would end. That goes double for City College President Lisa S. Coico, who recently found herself in hot water. United States attorney Robert L. Capers is leading an investigation into past mismanagement of school designated funds by […]

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Negotiations End Six Year Battle

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photo courtesy of: Fabiana Grosso CUNY and its employees come to an agreement after fighting for a contract BY Anthony Viola During a meeting held on June 23, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) voted 111 to 11, in favor of a proposed contract that will affect 25,000 employees, according to the CUNY website. The settlement […]

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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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