Tag Archives: Matthew Goldstein

Tuition Increase: Where’s Your Money Going?

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CUNY students speak out over $300 hike by Roxanne Reid Like many CUNY students, Vern Philip, who attends New York City College of Technology, is unaware of where his tuition dollars go and is upset that tuition is once again on the rise. “I’m aware that my teachers and other school employees get paid,” he […]

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Good-bye to Goldstein

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The CCNY alum gets mostly good reviews for his tenure as CUNY’s chancellor by Melissa Gutierrez Earlier this month, Matthew Goldstein announced he’s retiring as CUNY chancellor this summer. After 14 years in the job, Goldstein, 71 is credited with increasing enrollment, improving student performance, raising academic standards, making admissions requirements more rigorous, and contributing to the prestige […]

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Battle Over Pathways Intensifies

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The controversial CUNY initiative continues to be met with severe blowback from faculty. by Daniel Friedman Pathways is coming. But not without a fight. While CUNY administration believes that the initiative will create a “core curriculum” to ease the process of transferring credits between two and four-year CUNY institutions, it has caused a stir among faculty. Last […]

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How Will the CUNY Tuition Hike Affect You?

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Students discuss the increaseBy Joyce Li. As you’ve heard by now, late last month the CUNY Board of Trustees raised tuition. But what does the reality of paying $300 a year for the next five years really mean for students? Added stress, says CCNY sophomore Kristin Vrydaghs, a transfer student from Michigan. She already pays […]

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Off Our Backs!

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Students shouldn’t shoulder CUNY’s money problems. Why the tuition increase defies logic by Dustin Plutzer. At a time when the average student graduates with a $25,250 debt, the CUNY board of trustees did what they consider the only rational choice to raise money: hike tuition 30 percent over the next five years. Though unemployment is […]

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Chancellor to CCNY–Drop Dead

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Students Slam CUNY’s Matthew Goldstein Over Tuition Hike By Amaani Bhamla Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, the head of CUNY’s 23 colleges, confronted many furious students and faculty on Wednesday February 2 at CCNY’s town hall meeting held in the Great Hall.  No one—professors or students—agreed with Goldstein as he spoke with enthusiasm about the 5 percent […]

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Sexual Assault on Campus — A National Crisis

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Screenings of The Hunting Ground and discussions at City College raise awareness by Enoye Uwa Rape has decreased over the […]

Lawmakers Propose Free MetroCards for CUNY Students

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Last Thursday, two New York City lawmakers proposed legislation that would be make CUNY students’ lives just a little bit easier. […]

Understand the Past, Empower the Future

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This year, Black History Month held special significance for my students in Brownsville. Black history – like that of all […]

Worker Appreciation: Cafeteria Workers On Campus

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As we all strive for a better future as bright-eyed college students, the shadows of the working poor trail us, […]

Thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Video

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N708P-A45D0 Ted Cruz is in. Marco Rubio is in. Rand Paul is in. And now, finally, the first Democrat is […]

Business as Usual as CCNY Outdoor Track Opens Season

Anticipation, the buildup…There’s nothing in the world like it. A fresh track, a new start, another chance at winning another […]