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May 12, 2023

CUNY Law School Graduates Turn Their Backs to Mayor Adams

If Mayor Eric Adams needed a sign that his commencement speech to law students on Friday was not going to go well, the moment came even before he spoke. As the dean of the City University of New York School of Law, Sudha Setty, introduced the mayor at a Queens…

May 12, 2023

Dozens rally at CSI, highlighting budget needs and pushing for a New Deal for CUNY

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - “Hey hey, ho ho, austerity has got to go,” chanted dozens students, faculty and staff across a mile route along the College of Staten Island’s Willowbrook campus earlier this week. The march, hosted by the Professional Staff Congress Union, was a call to demand a New…

May 12, 2023

Elected Leaders Join Hundreds of PSC-CUNY Members & Students Rallying for Investment in CUNY

Hundreds of faculty and staff represented by the Professional Staff Congress, students and CUNY allies joined forces with City Comptroller Brad Lander, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Assembly Member Karines Reyes and members of the New York City Council and New York State Assembly yesterday on the steps of the…

May 12, 2023

NYC Labor Turns Out for WGA East Members on Strike

Striking Writers Guild of America East members and supporters this week made their voices heard at pickets at Steiner Studios, Silvercup Studios, Broadway Stages, the HBO/Amazon offices in Hudson Yards, and in shutting down on-location shoots around the metro area.  The writers are standing strong and the NYC labor movement…

May 11, 2023

CUNY, elected officials rally against budget cuts

Dozens of students, professors and staff, and elected officials rallied Thursday over budget cuts to the the City University of New York system that they say will make it harder for many students to earn college diplomas.

May 9, 2023

March for a New Deal for CUNY

Students, faculty and staff march for a New Deal for CUNY at the College of Staten Island on Tuesday, May 9.

May 9, 2023

“No Cuts to CUNY”: Rallying in Defense of CSI

“Higher education is a right,” the people chanted throughout campus this afternoon. “That’s why we have to fight, fight, fight!” On May 9, students, faculty and staff joined forces at the fountain in front of CSI’s Building 1P to begin their march. Their cause is clear in the force of…

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.

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