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Public meeting of the Board of Trustees

June 27, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, June 27, 2016.

Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

June 27, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

The University’s Board of Trustees approved collective bargaining agreements with its six unions on June 27, including contracts with the Professional Staff Congress and District Council 37 providing 10.41% in compounded wage increases with retroactive pay dating to contract expirations more than six years ago. Chancellor James B. Milliken expressed gratitude to union leaders and his senior staff for their focus on finding “common ground” in contract talks. “We are presenting to our Trustees what I believe are fair agreements to our faculty and staff — agreements that they deserve after having gone far too long without contracts,” the Chancellor said at the Board’s meeting. “CUNY faculty and staff are essential partners in the work that we have done and the work that we have in front of us. The result will be that our students are better prepared for the most promising opportunities that face them.”

Board of Trustees Public and Budget Hearing

June 20, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public hearing of the Board of Trustees, June 20, 2016.

Shape History

June 6, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

In a rousing address, political commentator Donna Brazile told Medgar Evers College grads to shape history invoking the college’s namesake. “Our work is not done,” Brazile said, “we’ve seen so much progress, but we’re not there yet.”

From Struggle to Grace

June 6, 2016 | Hunter College

Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, counseled 2016 Hunter College grads on the importance of sleep in avoiding burnout and achieving success. “When we take the time to recharge and renew ourselves, we are more likely to find …solutions to the greatest challenges,” Huffington said.

Impress Yourself

June 6, 2016 | Brooklyn College

In an emotional address to 2016 Brooklyn College graduates, best-selling author and Brooklyn College alum Paul Beatty expressed gratitude to English Professor Louis Asekoff for encouraging him to be a writer. Beatty said: “Go out there and impress yourselves, because everything comes after that.”

Your Best Thing

June 6, 2016 | CUNY BA

New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray advised 2016 graduates of the CUNY BA program to maintain balance in their lives. “To achieve the most good in this world, you must first be good to yourself,” McCray said.

Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees

June 6, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, June 6, 2016.

Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs

June 6, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, June 6, 2016.

Committee on Fiscal Affairs

June 6, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, June 6, 2016.