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February 27, 2023

Op-Ed | CUNY is at an inflection point in this year’s state budget

Each year, the State budget has the power to shape the lives of hundreds of thousands of CUNY students and tens of thousands of dedicated faculty and staff. Through 46 years of teaching at CUNY, I’ve been here for periods where CUNY was fully funded and the promise of public…

February 27, 2023

CUNY union launches campaign to boost higher education support

The union that represents faculty and staff at the City University of New York is launching a digital and TV ad campaign meant to boost higher education funding in the state budget. The campaign from the Professional Staff Congress will begin airing on Tuesday in the Albany and New York…

February 23, 2023

Opinion: Increasing CUNY and SUNY tuition is a working and middle-class tax increase in disguise

It’s time for the state to reinvest in both institutions and follow through on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s vision for higher education. In 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul laid out an ambitious agenda for public higher education in New York. She committed to increasing CUNY and SUNY funding by $1.5 billion over…

February 22, 2023

At CUNY, a fight for food — and recognition

At the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, empty stomachs were walking down empty halls. Despite the return to in-person work, and the wish to congregate with others, students, faculty and staff have largely been avoiding the campus this semester, dodging Midtown’s notoriously high food prices, and…

February 21, 2023

Can Hochul Offset New York’s ‘Age of Austerity’?

Since taking office, Governor Kathy Hochul has championed public higher ed and boosted its funding. For many long-suffering SUNY and CUNY campuses, her support won’t make up for a decade of disinvestment.

February 14, 2023

CUNY union criticizes hiring freeze, budget cuts

The City University of New York has announced a hiring freeze and has ordered budget cuts across its 25 campuses, a development slammed by CUNY’s largest union. Each college must find 5-to-6 percent savings, according to a memo sent earlier this month by Hector Batista, the city university system’s executive…

February 11, 2023

CUNY set to cut budget and implement hiring freeze, school says

CUNY has ordered its 25 colleges to cut their budgets and implement a hiring freeze, the school confirmed via email Saturday morning. Most campuses will have to cut their programming and activity expenses by approximately 5% to 6% in fiscal year 2024, according to a memo sent to deans and…

February 10, 2023

Hochul’s budget looks to revamp state workforce

In an effort to rebuild a state public workforce significantly diminished by the pandemic, Governor Kathy Hochul last week unveiled an executive budget that dedicates nearly $19 million to employment-creating initiatives for New York’s public sector.

February 7, 2023

New York education unions call for higher education funding

Education unions in New York on Tuesday called for $4.7 billion in spending for higher education programs in the state ahead of a potential tuition increase at public colleges and universities.

February 6, 2023

Gov. Hochul increases CUNY funding and tuition

Gov. Kathy Hochul increased funding for CUNY in her recent budgeting proposal, but her 2023 briefing book proposes indexing the increases to the Higher Education Price Index, or 3% for both SUNY and CUNY.

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