Archive for 2008

An Update from the Chancellor: Latest Budget News

December 22, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

The University continues to monitor city, state, and federal developments that affect CUNY’s budget, and, in an effort to keep the CUNY community informed of these events, what follows is a summation of some of the latest budget-related news. On December 16, Governor David Paterson released the 2009-2010 State Executive Budget. With New York State […]

Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on the 2009 – 2010 New York State Executive Budget

December 17, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

“We are carefully reviewing the sections of the 2009-10 New York State Executive Budget that apply to The City University of New York. We appreciate the difficult economic situation faced by New York State and the nation, and we understand that the proposed budget reflects that situation. We recognize that, for the first time, the […]

A Message from the Chancellor: Financial Update

November 24, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

As part of my continuing effort to keep the CUNY community informed of local and national economic developments and their effect on CUNY, I am sharing the latest budget-related information from the state and city. On November 12, Governor Paterson announced a series of actions that would generate $2 billion worth of savings in the […]

Update on A New Community College

November 3, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

Six months ago, the University community was advised of an effort I launched to explore the possibility of creating a new CUNY community college to meet the city’s need for a greater number of New Yorkers with community college credentials. At that time, a survey was distributed to solicit suggestions from the CUNY community. The […]

A Message from Chancellor Goldstein on Recent Economic Events

October 21, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

The University is closely monitoring its financial situation in response to still-unfolding economic events affecting international, national, state, and local markets. To ensure that the CUNY community is informed of changes to the University’s budgets and budgetary process, I will send regular communications as new information from the state and city becomes available. Most recently, […]

CUNY’s Top Priority: Faculty Enrichment

September 23, 2008 | CUNY Matters Columns

In April, the University celebrated when John Matteson, associate professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his book, Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. (Matteson is the fourth CUNY Pulitzer winner since 1999.) In describing his research on […]

A Message from the Chancellor

August 28, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

The purpose of this communication is to inform you of actions recently taken by Governor David Paterson and The New York State Legislature and the impact on the CUNY operating budget. The actions included budget reductions for CUNY’s senior colleges totaling $50.6 million. There were no cuts in community college base aid or in the […]

A Message from the Chancellor: Enhanced Services for Students

July 23, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

On July 21, the Executive Committee of the CUNY Board of Trustees approved three measures to enhance the quality of services offered to students at the University, from health benefits to improved technology. I am deeply grateful to the members of the Executive Committee and to all of those within the CUNY community whose diligent work and careful deliberations allowed these important measures to move forward.

Hostos Community College Presidential Search Committee Formed

July 17, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein has announced the formation of a committee to conduct a national search for the next president of Hostos Community College.

Hostos Community College President to Step Down; Ten Years of Service Lauded by CUNY Chancellor

July 7, 2008 | News from the Chancellor

Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College President Dolores M. Fernandez announced today that she will be stepping down from the presidency, following the conclusion of a transition process for her successor.