At the many joyful commencement ceremonies across the CUNY campuses this spring, we celebrated the great strides made throughout the University, including record enrollments, the academic successes of our students, and the award-winning scholarship and teaching of our faculty. These accomplishments reflect a CUNY-wide determination to prioritize academic quality and to take bold steps to [...]
Good afternoon, Chairperson Recchia, Chairperson Rodriguez, and members of the Finance and Higher Education committees. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the Mayor’s 2012 Executive Budget and its effect on The City University of New York, especially our six community colleges: Borough of Manhattan, Bronx, Hostos, Kingsborough, LaGuardia, and Queensborough. [...]
Thank you, Pola. I am delighted to join all of you today. Pola, I must begin by thanking you for your outstanding work at “Education Update,” which we always say is required reading at CUNY. And I am very pleased to congratulate all of today’s honorees, including those receiving the Distinguished Leaders in Education Award: [...]
As promised in my letter of April 28, I am pleased to make available the revised version of the resolution concerning student transfer at CUNY. This resolution will be considered by CUNY’s Board of Trustees at its June meetings.
This year marks a significant milestone in CUNY’s history. Fifty years ago, New York City’s higher education landscape experienced a series of significant shifts that led to the birth of the modern-day City University of New York. On April 11, 1961, state legislation transforming the city’s seven-college municipal college system into an interconnected university system [...]
Responding to requests by the University Faculty Senate and others for further discussion of the implications of the transfer report, as well as to requests for a specific draft proposal addressing the challenges CUNY students face, in January EVC Logue’s office established a website for collecting together all documents and other information related to what we now call the Pathways to Degree Completion Project (see www.cuny.edu/pathways).
Governor Cuomo and the leaders of the New York State Legislature have reached an agreement on the Fiscal Year 2011-12 operating and capital budgets, and I write to provide you with a summary of the impact on The City University of New York. On the operating side, the adopted budget includes a new reduction in [...]
Across the country and here in New York, state support for public universities has been declining for the last two decades. As our recession has deepened, the situation has become more perilous. A recent study indicates that since 2008, at least 43 states have cut assistance to public colleges and universities and/or made large increases [...]
Good morning, Chairperson DeFrancisco, Chairman Farrell, members of the Finance and Ways and Means committees, staff, and guests. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today about The City University of New York and the 2011-12 State Executive Budget Proposal. I will ask the senior officers of the University accompanying me to introduce [...]
You may have seen an attention-grabbing headline last month: “Illinois Legislators Approve 66% Tax Increase.” If you did, you may have looked twice to make sure it said “Illinois.” The jump in the state’s income tax rate—from 3 percent to 5 percent (and 4.8 to 7 percent for corporate taxes)—reflects Illinois’s profound financial crisis: a [...]