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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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Student Protest Leads to Sit Down with Officials

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A meeting with the vice president for student affairs finally yields some answers by Hannington Di. Photo by Eitan Negri. The campus organization Students for Educational Rights (SER) has been trying to get the administration to respond to a list of demands for the last few weeks. The group succeeded on Thursday during its 10-hour […]

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Sophie Davis – The Racial Slur Incident

Sophie Davis - The Racial Slur Incident

A submission article by Alfha Gonzalez “Negro was here” was etched on a chair in a North Academic Lecture Hall […]

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 […]

Book Recommendations: Continuation from November Issue

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By: Aurora Soriano In the past hour, you’ve probably thought about dropping everything and traveling to somewhere a lot less […]

Interim President Introduces DACA Phone Bank

Interim President Introduces DACA Phone Bank

News Editor Katie Herchenroeder speaks with Interim President Vincent Boudreau, NYPIRG Project Coordinator Leo Gracia, and Higher Education Project Leader […]

Collegiate Diversity Generates Change at Invention Corps

Collegiate Diversity Generates Change at Invention Corps

By: Katie Herchenroeder On Thursday November 2nd, students from all academic backgrounds competed in a “Design Hunt” put on by […]

Newly Discovered Insect Named After CCNY Professor

Newly Discovered Insect Named After CCNY Professor

By: Anthony Viola Researchers in Central Park named their recent discovery after Professor David Lohman. Since 2009, Lohman has instructed […]