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Students Protest During SAF Referral Meeting

Students Protest During SAF Referral Meeting

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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Professors Demand a Pay Raise

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CUNY faculty members protest low salaries Our professors don’t make enough money—at least that’s what they believe. And now they’re taking their demands for higher wages to the streets. On Tuesday, CUNY professors will take part in a mass rally and march in midtown Manhattan. This isn’t the first mass protest. On September 30, about […]

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Psychology Professor Bill Crain Speaks Out on Shakur/Morales Center

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CCNY faculty shows solidarity with student and community protestors by Professor Bill Crain Since the early 1990s, NAC 3/201   (the “Morales/Shakur Center”) had been CCNY’s most prominent student space for the discussion of progressive ideas—ideas  about a more just society.  Student groups that felt at home in  this room included the Black Student Union, Students […]

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Though Cynthia Nixon Didn’t Win, Still Year of the Woman in Harlem

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By: Eric Coyotecatl   On September 13,  New Yorkers cast their final votes or the New York Democratic primary election. […]

Man in White House Scares Away International Students

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By: Michael Alles   Tasnim Jackson, a former CCNY student with a bachelor’s in biology, had a lot to say […]

Sophie Ceremonies and Coats of Camaraderie

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By: Kim Keblish On Thursday, the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine commemorated its third-year B.S./MD, class […]

New York State’s Primary Vote is September 13th

New York State's Primary Vote is September 13th

By: Audrey Mosdell The Democratic primary elections are being held this week on Thursday, September 13th. But why is a […]

Anita Hill Confirmed for 172nd CCNY Commencement

Anita Hill Confirmed for 172nd CCNY Commencement

The Lawyer and Activist Will Receive an Honorary Degree by Anthony Viola On June 1, Anita Hill, the women’s rights […]

Students Rally and Win At Board of Trustees Meeting

Students Rally and Win At Board of Trustees Meeting

By: Radhamely De Leon and Brahmjot Kaur On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 the CUNY Board of Trustees met in the […]