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  • University URL: How Harvey Helps DACA

    September 19, 2017 | University Life

    By Jay Weiser (Reprinted from The American Interest: President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, finally acting after months of on-again, off-again threats. DACA’s termination is the latest expression of the incoherence of American immigration policy. The program began as an Obama Administration effort […]

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  • University URLs: Students, Educators, and Hurricane Harvey

    September 2, 2017 | University Life

    From Emily S. Tai In an echo of the way that CUNY students were involved in efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy,  this week’s Inside Higher Ed  included a profile of students from Western Carolina University, who put the boats from their fishing club to work to help victims stranded by Hurricane Harvey. The […]

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  • Welcome to the new, improved, UFS Blog!

    August 23, 2017 | University Life

    We’re grateful to the Web Services team in the CUNY Office of Communication and Marketing that helped us to migrate our blog content to a new server, with a new look! As we start this semester, we take a moment to recognize our colleagues at another long-established institution of public higher education, the University of […]

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  • Paying for Education: Doing the Math

    June 19, 2017 | University Life

    By Emily Tai  Graduation may be past, and future freshmen may already be anticipating their first college courses this fall. But it’s scholarship season in New York, where Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new Excelsior scholarship has opened its first application period, active until July 21. The response has been overwhelming: over 21,000 applications in the first week. […]

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  • Benchmarking CUNY Critical Maintenance and Student Performance

    June 6, 2017 | University Life

    By Jay Weiser Wall Street Journal articles compare CUNY with other university systems nationwide. On the (relatively) bright side, Aging Pipes and Leaky Roofs Plague College Campuses flags CUNY’s Critical Maintenance program as a national leader.  Nationally, universities face a looming disaster after neglecting their existing physical plant, often in favor of glitzy new buildings.  As the […]

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  • Defending Academic Freedom at CUNY SPH: University Faculty Senate Statement

    May 4, 2017 | University Life

    Press release:  CUNY University Faculty Senate in Defense of Academic Freedom  May 1, 2017  We, the undersigned members of the Executive Committee of the University Faculty Senate at the City University of New York (CUNY) defend the School of Public Health’s invitation to Ms. Linda Sarsour and the right to deliver her commencement address. As […]

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  • UFS Shared Governance Conference Wrapup – CUNY University Faculty Senate

    May 3, 2017 | University Life

    By Kay Conway Last Friday, April 28, the University Faculty Senate sponsored its Spring Conference, Shared Governance: Structures and Best Practices, at John Jay College.  The audience included faculty, Presidents, Provosts and other administrators. The full room was a testament to the importance of the topic. President Jeremy Travis provided a welcome greeting and shared his […]

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  • Defending their Right to Say It – at Graduation

    May 1, 2017 | University Life

    By Jay Weiser Clouds of pollen are blowing off the trees, which means it must be college commencement disinvitation season. Here in New York, sights are currently trained on Linda Sarsour, named keynote speaker at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy’s inaugural commencement ceremony. The CUNY University Faculty Senate Executive Committee […]

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  • Still Time to Register: UFS Conference on Shared Governance

    April 24, 2017 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino and Karen Kaplowitz There’s still time to register for this year’s Spring UFS Conference, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, on Friday, April 28! Come and hear administrators and expert faculty discuss the challenges of preserving shared governance at the 21st-century University: CUNY Board of Trustees Chair William C. Thompson, Jr.; […]

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  • Catching the Online Wave: Hanging Ten with Cross-College Course Adoptions

    March 31, 2017 | University Life

    By Jay Weiser  CUNY’s Administration has made it a priority to increase online offerings in degree programs, reflected in funding for the School of Professional Studies online bachelors degrees and the current Request for Proposals (RFP) for online service packages.  CUNY faculty at the colleges need to leverage their current online programs — many already impressive — […]

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