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May 9, 2023

To the Editor: Gov. Hochul Is Defunding CUNY — Let’s Stop Her.

To the Editor: The New Deal for CUNY is our only shot at doing higher education correctly. CUNY students are demanding increased support for the New Deal for CUNY, which includes funding for TAP and Bundy Aid, better mental health resources, infrastructure support, and  increasing full-time faculty-to-student ratio.

May 3, 2023

CUNY Tuition to Remain Flat as University System Gets Funding Boost in State Budget

In the new state budget that was passed Tuesday night, the City University of New York, CUNY, will get significant operational and capital funding boosts while students from New York will be spared tuition increases, Assembly leadership announced on Tuesday. The State Legislature is approving budget bills in Albany, bringing…

May 1, 2023

CUNY Needs a Raise

On May Day, students, staff, and teachers are fighting back against budget cuts, despite the outdated Taylor Law. It’s time we bring back the public, working-class institution we once revered.

April 27, 2023

Op-Ed | We are both products of CUNY and the Ivy League — CUNY is underfunded

We know CUNY and the Ivy League. Chloë holds degrees from Yale and Brooklyn College, Tom from Princeton and Hunter College. This semester, we are both teaching in the art department at Queens College. We understand this: the higher education system is not equitable. The Ivies are raking in donations…

April 26, 2023

York College Adjuncts Attend PSC Meeting to Speak Against Injustices in the Workplace

The York chapter of the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing faculty members, held a listening session where adjunct workers could speak about their struggles and challenges in the workplace...

April 20, 2023

CUNY Orgs Keep Pushing For New Deal Amid Hochul’s Budget Delays

Governor Kathy Hochul’s executive budget and its funding allocation for CUNY remain in limbo, with state officials missing their April 1 deadline. As the stalemate continues as of press time, CUNY professors, staff, and students continue pressuring officials to pass the New Deal for CUNY, a bill that would make…

April 14, 2023

CUNY Funding a Key Issue in State and City Budget Negotiations

Funding for the City University of New York, CUNY, is among a number of major focus issues as elected officials negotiate a new state budget this month and a new city budget by July. Lawmakers, students, faculty, and others are concerned about proposals in both Governor Kathy Hochul’s and Mayor…

April 13, 2023

AOC rallies with progressive leaders in Astoria, calling on legislators to prioritize the working class in the delayed state budget

With the New York state budget nearly two weeks late and negotiations between Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature struggling to move forward, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a rally in Astoria to hopefully influence the final budget. The elected officials on Wednesday, April 13, urged state legislators to…

April 5, 2023

CUNY Writing Teachers Fight Back against Cuts

Last week, writing instructors at the City College of New York received a crushing email: by order of the Provost, their classes would be “worth” fewer workload hours, despite the workload not changing at all. For part-time faculty (also known as adjuncts), this would mean a 20 percent pay cut,…

April 3, 2023

USG advocates for CUNY students

State officials will be voting on the proposals for Fiscal Year 2024, administered by Gov. Kathy Hochul, on April 1. The governor has shared plans to increase CUNY tuition by about $144-$424 per semester. The Undergraduate Student Government finds this change unacceptable, especially considering the skyrocketing cost of living for…

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