Last month I traveled to Albany to testify on the State Executive Budget at a joint hearing of the New York State Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees. There I spoke about many CUNY initiatives and programs currently underway, and emphasized how much we rely on the State’s continued investment in order to [...]
Chancellor Goldstein’s testimony before the New York City Council Finance and Higher Education committees regarding the City Preliminary Budget for FY 2008.
“Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. graced the halls of academia, first at Harvard and then for three decades here at CUNY, with a special combination of brilliance and worldliness that are qualities of history’s best teacher-scholars.
Chancellor’s Letter for Federal Representatives I write to request your support for enhanced funding for Pell Grants. As you know, the current maximum award has remained unchanged for the past four years. During this time, however, the costs facing students-including textbook costs-have increased. As the Associated Press has reported, the grants have lost much of [...]
Good morning, Chairman Farrell, Chairman Johnson, members of the Ways and Means and Finance committees, staff, and guests. Congratulations again to Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari on his ascent and for his exemplary leadership as Chairman of the Assembly Higher Education Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today about The City [...]
“We are reviewing the details of the 2007-2008 State Executive Budget Released today by Governor Spitzer and are encouraged by his recommendations to strengthen the State’s investment in The City University of New York. The Budget includes important improvements in the operating and capital budgets of the senior and community colleges that begin to more [...]
Last year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg convened a Commission for Economic Opportunity to recommend strategies to reduce poverty and increase pathways to financial success. Higher education must be a central partner in the fight integral to this campaign against poverty, and CUNY’s community colleges, in particular, must be the sites where low-income students can begin to [...]