Catherine Russell loves her work – whether it’s as the leading lady in an off-Broadway play, a businesswoman who runs her own theater or as an adjunct in her 32nd year of teaching English composition at Baruch.
Critical race theory is an open-ended project of inquiry, a set of new questions rather than predetermined answers. It involves a history lesson, to be sure, but more than that, it is a set of questions about how this history continues to impact us all in ways we have yet to uncover.
Five months before the New Community College is slated to open its doors, the majority of the school's original founding faculty have resigned or been fired.
The American Legislative Exchange Council works behind the scenes for right-wing state legislation. Few know that the academic publishing company Elsevier has been a leading member.
As Spring semester got underway, faculty across CUNY found themselves grappling with the requirements laid out by CUNY central administration under the Pathways process. A recurring flashpoint has been the general ban on four-credit courses in the “Common Core Structure.”
PSC President Barbara Bowen responds to members’ questions.
What’s happening with the contract?
We have begun negotiations with CUNY for a new contract, but CUNY has not made an economic offer. With no money on the table, the PSC can – and has – made progress on non-economic issues, but we cannot negotiate seriously on the big economic items such as salary increases and a more reasonable teaching load until CUNY comes forward with an offer.
The PSC has joined other unions in opposing Gov. Cuomo's call for a new pension tier. The plan would dramatically reduce benefits for future hires and would sabotage CUNY's ability to attract top-quality talent.
This semester CUNY faculty and staff, both full-time and part-time, pressed the University to maintain health insurance for eligible adjuncts.
At about 2:30 am on November 15, the People’s Library was destroyed by the NYPD, acting on the authority of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. With no advance notice, an army of police in riot gear raided the park, seized everything in it and threw it all into garbage trucks and dumpsters.