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  • University URLs: From Education to “Learning?”

    April 23, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Emily Tai The good news is, the New York Times Education Life Section, to which we sadly bid farewell last November,  is back. Well, sort of, anyway.  It’s now called the “Learning” section. Last week’s Sunday New York Times included a number of reports on the pressures American higher education faces to become more […]

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  • Leveling the Playing Field: Thoughts on Former NYC Public School Chancellor Levy’s Editorial

    April 19, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Campbell Dalglish Statistics often wake us up to alarming conditions we might not otherwise be aware of. In his moving farewell New York Times editorial, How To Level the College Playing Field, former New York City School Chancellor and current Executive Director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Harold O. Levy gives us this […]

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  • Far-Flung Flâneur: Urban Photogrids

    April 18, 2018 | University Life

    By Hugo Fernandez Our former colleague in governance, Jay Weiser, is having a photo exhibition.  For four decades, the former UFS Senator, Weiser has walked the world’s cities with an eye for detail.  The show offers almost 200 images of storefronts, signs, streetscapes and even surfers; 16 photogrids, 17 cities, 7 countries, 3 continents, 13 years.  I […]

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  • Comment on the Proposed Changes to the Student Activity Fees!

    April 17, 2018 | Student Affairs

    By Hugo Fernandez and Emily Tai The Office of Interim Vice-Chancellor Student Affairs Christopher Rosa has established an information and Commentary site for the proposed revisions on Student Activity Fees. The website features a wide range of relevant documents, including the legal background for viewpoint neutrality, from the 2000 Supreme Court decision Wisconsin vs. Southworth […]

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  • Where’s DACA?

    April 11, 2018 | Student Affairs

    By Emily S. Tai As CUNY’s Citizenship Now continues to offer information sessions across the City University of New York, the fate of thousands of student dreamers—that is, students brought as minors to the United States by undocumented parents, and therefor eligible for protection under proposed Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, or DREAM […]

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  • Hate Speech: A Defense

    April 10, 2018 | Student Affairs

    By Philip Pecorino Hate Speech is “speech that is intended to insult, offend, or intimidate a person because of some trait (as race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability)”.    Such speech upsets many but Hate Speech is speech and as such to be accorded all the protections as for any other forms of […]

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  • Transitions: An Interview with J.B. Milliken, Chancellor of CUNY by Hugo Fernandez

    March 29, 2018 | University Life

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  • From the Desk of the Parliamentarian: A Legal Analysis of the Proposed Revision of CUNY’s Student Activity Fees

    March 28, 2018 | Student Affairs

    By Kerin E. Coughlin As Profs. Emily Tai and Hugo Fernandez recently explained in their excellent post, Taking the Measure of Student Fees (Feb. 16, 2018), the CUNY Board of Trustees is considering revising procedures for allocating Student Activity Fees (SAF).  Currently, students at each campus have primary control over SAF through their student government […]

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  • Ed Tech News: Events of Interest in CUNY and nearby

    March 26, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino 3/28/18 The Futures Initiative: forum “Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times” at the Graduate Center. 3/29/18 PressED: A WordPress and Education, Pedagogy and Research Conference on Twitter, check in via twitter feed [hashtag #PressEDconf18 4/6/18 CUNY Accessibility Conference, at John Jay College.  (Registration ended on March 16th) 4/26/18 […]

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  • A New Funding Opportunity at the CUNY Academy—for Contingent Faculty!

    March 23, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Manfred Philip Last week the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences received funds to support travel awards for part-time faculty who present or chair at a conference. The Academy thanks Enid Stubin of UFS Senator from Kingsborough Community College and Managing Director of the Academy; Evangelos Gizis, our Board Chair and former Provost […]

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