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March 29, 2023

Retiree Health Care Rally at City Hall this Friday | Call the Governor for More CUNY Funding

Retirees Won’t Be Fooled! Emergency Rally. No to Forced Medicare Advantage! Yes to “Option C” City Hall, Broadway and Murray Street 12 Noon, Friday, March 31 April 1st is the deadline for Mayor Adams to decide if the City will retain premium-free Senior Care as an option in the City’s…

March 27, 2023

Tuition hikes at some SUNY campuses could reach 9% under Gov. Hochul proposal

Tuition hikes at several of the most competitive State University of New York campuses could grow by 9% each year, thanks to a loophole in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to fund public higher education. Language in the executive budget bills authorizes raising in-state tuition by an “additional” 6% at four…

March 27, 2023

Students Lead March Across Brooklyn Bridge For New Deal For CUNY

CUNY student leaders led a march on Sunday, March 19, calling for state officials to fund the New Deal for CUNY, a bill that aims to make the university tuition-free and more equipped with mental health counseling. It would also increase salaries for adjunct professors, among other demands. Students from the University…

March 27, 2023

The True Cost of Tuition Hikes on SUNY & CUNY Students

Tuition increases would hit the CUNY system as it faces a hiring freeze and $175million in cuts — five to six% of its total budget — in fiscal year 2024, potentiallydecreasing enrollment...

March 26, 2023

Stop the Hike!

As the state budget draws near, students of CUNY and SUNY are now facing a new dilemma for the next year: a raise in tuition costs. Governor Kathy Hochul has recently announced a three percent tuition increase for in-state tuition of both CUNY and SUNY schools. The proposal, included in…

March 25, 2023

Keeping supplemental Medicare plan would still yield savings, expert says

Contrary to city officials’ contentions, giving municipal retirees the option to keep their preferred, premium-free health-care benefits would yield substantial cost-savings for the city, a policy expert is arguing. According to calculations by Barbara Caress, a health-policy professor at Baruch College, the city would realize nearly $350 million in health-care…

March 23, 2023

CUNY students rally, want ‘New Deal for CUNY’ enacted

Four-time CUNY grad Jamell Henderson is still studying—he says he’s on the path to graduating a fifth time. When he graduates with a PhD from CUNY’s College of Staten Island, he will become Dr. Jamell Henderson and a five-time CUNY grad. “Twenty years of being a student––and a student advocate––because…

March 20, 2023

‘Not a radical idea’: Students, staff, supporters march over Brooklyn Bridge for CUNY funding

Days after the state legislature proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments for City University of New York, close to 100 students and faculty members rallied for additional funding as they seek a tuition-free CUNY and a better quality of education. Marchers, joined Sunday by a bevy of…

March 19, 2023

CUNY Administration Cracks Down on Student and Worker-Run Food Pantry

Three years ago this month, the City University of New York (CUNY) pivoted to remote operations during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. When the university began to gradually reopen in-person operations after vaccines were widely available, dining services on many campuses — which students rely on for affordable…

March 19, 2023

CUNY students demonstrate against proposed tuition hike

The City University of New York is the nation’s largest urban university with close to 243,000 degree-seeking students. To many, it can be the gateway to the middle class. However, a proposed tuition hike by Gov. Kathy Hochul has some students up in arms. Students on Sunday held a rally…

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