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 […]
May 4, 2017 | University Life
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 […]
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 […]
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.; […]
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 — […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, Change.org, and the International Association of Medieval Art which have online […]
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 […]
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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