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  • Higher Education and Upward Mobility

    February 12, 2017 | Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai  Last Monday evening, a conference/panel at the CUNY Graduate Center presented more findings from the recent study mentioned in a recent New York Times article, discussing the impact of public higher education on economic mobility. Higher Education and Intergenerational Mobility featured the study’s author, Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics at Stanford University; […]

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  • College and the Job Market Reconsidered

    February 10, 2017 | Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai  Last Sunday’s New York Times Education Life section considered the role that college education, linked with professional apprenticeships, can play in preparing Americans for manufacturing jobs that often require advanced mathematics and computer science skills. Educating the Apprentice The UFS Blog has discussed the apprenticeship model—more common in Europe than in the […]

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  • NYS Scholarships, Federal Cuts

    January 23, 2017 | Student Affairs

      By Emily Tai Opportunities for New York Students in the News: Last week, in America’s Great Working Class Colleges, the City University of New York was named among the top five public university systems that have been engines of economic mobility, propelling low-income students into the top three-fifths of the American income ladder. If you’re […]

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  • DACA Position Paper from the UFS Committee on Student Affairs

    December 15, 2016 | Student Affairs

    The members of the Student Affairs Committee of the CUNY University Faculty Senate have voted to express their opinion as a single voice concerning the continuation of our country’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). We wish to make it clear to our city, state, and nation that we support Chancellor Milliken’s November 18 […]

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  • CUNY and the Sanctuary Campus Movement

    November 24, 2016 | Student Affairs

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  • Student Welfare and the Tuition Increase at CUNY

    November 4, 2016 | Student Affairs

    From the UFS Committee on Student Affairs    A college education has been one of the stepping stones for entering the middle class, a dream that many have worked toward for themselves and their children. Our institution of public higher education has been there to help our students fulfill this dream for many years. Indeed, many […]

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  • A New Approach to Remediation

    October 23, 2016 | Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai Last month, at the September 30 UFS Plenary, Executive Vice-Chancellor Vita Rabinowitz unveiled a new approach to developmental learning at CUNY. The proposal would place fewer students in non-credit bearing developmental courses; allow passing grades in developmental courses to be substituted for high scores on general exit examinations; and “offer alternative routes […]

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  • Back 2 School

    September 12, 2016 | Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai  This week’s New York Times Magazine went back to American high school, to consider a variety of new trends shaping secondary education in the United States: A graduate of Lew Mark’s School without Walls compares his secondary school experience to teaching the Common Core, and the more traditional forms of educational content delivery […]

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  • Happy Graduation Day!

    June 5, 2016 | Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai  Although The New York Times pulled punches in describing CUNY’s desperate funding plight last Sunday, there was good news to report as CUNY students graduated this week: On Thursday, Ms. Jo Ann Carpenter, a single mother of two once featured in the “Neediest Cases” series of The New York Times, earned her BA from John Jay College […]

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  • State Higher Ed Support, by the Numbers

    May 11, 2016 | Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai   The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has now released its annual report on Higher Education, which tracks funding, and other annual measures of support for colleges and universities, state by state. The good news is that, New York State actually has recorded a modest rise in appropriation—of $180 per full-time enrolled student—over the last […]

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