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Pamela Stemberg: The CCNY Professor Fighting for a Livable Wage

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By: Nate Izzo Photo: This past Thursday, a group of professors marched from the New York Stock Exchange to 100 Wall Street, where the chairperson of the City University of New York Board of Trustees has his office. Holding red and white signs, they chanted over the sounds of tourists and traffic: “Tax the rich, […]

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CUNY Professors March on Wall Street

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By: Laura Fotovich   John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor, Katie Surrence, stood outside the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, September 27, carrying a sign that read “CUNY needs competitive salaries.” Surrence shared, “I am an adjunct and I currently make $3,200 per course.  This is kind of obscene considering the amount of work […]

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Students Protest During SAF Referral Meeting

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University Director of Public Safety Claims “Trespassing” Occurred by Anthony Viola The City University of New York (CUNY) hosted a Board of Trustees committee meeting at its central offices on February 26. After proposing to reform Student Activities Fees (SAF) across all CUNY campuses, students rushed into the lobby to protest their concerns. At the […]

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CUNY Faculty Members Demand Higher Wages from Administration

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submitted by: Michael C. Bohn, Sr. On December 4, over 100 faculty and staff from throughout The City University of New York (CUNY) marched to demand higher pay and improved working conditions. They give CUNY’s administration a failing grade for its unwillingness to better support faculty members. The Professional Staff Congress (PSC/CUNY), the union representing more […]

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Immigration Ban Flies in Face of Pluralistic Values at City College

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Text and Photo by Joey Viglietta Enzo Soderini, an immigration lawyer for international students at the City College of New York, speaks in a near-whisper, as though wary of surveillance. He has discussed the same issue for several days straight. “I have met so many students from Middle-Eastern countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria,” says Soderini. “They […]

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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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CUNY Rising Protests Intensify

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CUNY professors, students and staff took to the streets of Manhattan to demand money and respect from Albany. Text, video, photography by Demi Rodriguez On March 10th, students, faculty and staff from CUNY schools came together to fight for funding, contracts, and raises. They met in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office, and […]

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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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Anger Erupts Over Eric Garner Decision

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“ I can’t breathe!” That chant echoed through Manhattan on Wednesday, December 3rd as generally peaceful but angry protestors took to the streets. The demonstration ignited after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. Emotions have been running high all over the country since […]

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Morales-Shakur Protests — A Year Later

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Late last month, students, faculty and community members rallied at The City College of New York to commemorate the one year anniversary closure of the Morales Shakur Community Center. A year ago, CCNY administrators abruptly shut down the center, which had served as a meeting place for activist organization since 1989. The closure triggered a […]

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Concerns Arise for Residents after a Flood at The Towers

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By: Dustin Graziano Photos by: Dustin Graziano   The Flood On the evening of Saturday, October 27th, fire alarms sounded and residents […]

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By: Jada Gordon Illustrations By: Katie Herchenroeder   My uncle Kenny has rightfully assumed the role of an old man […]

Special Report: The Adjunct Crisis

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Why does CUNY – and CCNY – have so many part-time professors and why do we treat them so badly? […]

Special Report: Where Are the Black Folks at CCNY?

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A look at troubling declines in Black students, faculty and the crisis in our Black Studies Program By: Breona Couloote, Ibtasam […]

November: National Diabetes Awareness Month

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By: Sarah Logan Photo provided by Sarah Logan   Type 1 diabetes is a condition that affects many individuals in […]

PALS Club Leader Roundtable Sparks Conversation on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity on Campus

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By: Radhamely De Leon Photo By: Will Dadario   On Wednesday November 7, CCNY’s organizational leaders met at The Towers […]