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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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  • UFS Shared Governance Conference, 04/28/17: Save the Date!

    March 25, 2017 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino and Karen Kaplowitz Come to this year’s Spring UFS Conference, where administrators and expert faculty will share perspectives and practical suggestions on making shared governance work and finding resources for the challenges. The conference will take place Friday, April 28, 2017, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, featuring these essential presentations: Five best practices in shared […]

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  • NY Women’s Suffrage Centennial: UFS & USS Commemorate 100 CUNY Women

    March 1, 2017 | University Life

    By Emily Tai  In a ground-breaking collaboration, the University Faculty Senate and the University Student Senate will be joining forces to help celebrate the coming centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State. New York was not only at the center of the campaign for women’s suffrage, beginning with the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, […]

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  • Saving the National Endowment for the Humanities

    January 31, 2017 | University Life

    By Sandi Cooper The budget proposal that is being shaped in the White House promises to eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities (as well as the National Endowment for the Arts). There are any number of groups such as The National Humanities Alliance,, and the International Association of Medieval Art which have online […]

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  • President Trump’s Executive Order and CUNY’s Response: An Update

    January 30, 2017 | University Life

    By Emily Tai   On Sunday, January 29, 2017, President Trump’s Executive Order suspended visas for individuals from nations “of concern,”  A graduate student in Political Science at the City University Graduate Center, Sara Rafiee, who had returned to her native Iran during the winter break to visit her family, was prevented from returning to […]

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  • Trump’s Executive Order on Muslim Immigration: CUNY’s Response

    January 29, 2017 | University Life

    By Emily Tai Last Friday, January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order barring the admission of all refugees from the United States for the next four months, with additional prohibitions imposed upon individuals from seven Muslim countries identified as being “of concern:” Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.  Syrian refugees are moreover […]

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