On December 1, 2011, the Pathways Task Force submitted to me its recommendation regarding the structure of the 30-credit common core, as required by the Board of Trustees resolution of June 27, 2011. I have reviewed the recommendation thoroughly and consulted extensively with presidents, chief academic officers, and faculty about its specific components. After candid [...]
At CUNY’s first-ever “Thank You for Serving” event, I had the privilege of visiting with the many CUNY faculty, staff, and students who are veterans and to join with others at the University in thanking them for their distinguished service to our country. As I told the assembled group, listening to their stories and experiences [...]
You may have seen reports in the media about events related to the public hearing of the CUNY Board of Trustees on Monday, November 21, 2011, at Baruch College. I write to offer some clarification regarding those events.
The City University of New York has a longstanding tradition of service to New York’s immigrants and to the children of immigrants, enabling them access to a high-quality higher education. CUNY’s graduates contribute enormously to the economic and social well-being of the city and state as productive members of the workforce, bringing their skills and [...]
All of us at The City University of New York were saddened to learn of the devastating effects of Sunday’s powerful earthquake in Turkey. On behalf of CUNY, I offer deepest condolences to the residents of eastern Turkey, as well as the CUNY students, faculty, staff, and alumni who trace their ancestry to Turkey and may have family members, friends, and colleagues in the affected areas.
Both the American economy and the quality of life in our society are inextricably linked to changing global developments. At the same time, our core democratic values must always be reflected in our responses to dialogue and dissent. At CUNY, we deeply value the exchange of ideas and the participation…
I am delighted to welcome you to CUNY’s first-ever colloquium on community colleges. Thank you for joining us. Special thanks to Eduardo Martí, CUNY’s vice chancellor for community colleges, who has brought us together today for what I hope will be an illuminating task: rethinking what we thought we knew about community-college education. I want [...]
As any CUNY graduate knows, the setting of tuition at CUNY and SUNY by the state has traditionally been done in a haphazard way. During economic downturns, students might experience very steep tuition increases, while in other years, tuition levels would hold steady. For the better part of a decade I have advocated for a [...]
In July 2011, Chancellor Goldstein was named co-chair of the New York City Regional Economic Development Council, one of 10 councils launched by Governor Cuomo to stimulate economic development and create jobs statewide.
I commend Governor Andrew Cuomo for his exemplary leadership in achieving a truly historic milestone in public higher education in New York State.