On Friday afternoon, the President issued an Executive Order that suspended entry of all refugees for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and for 90 days blocked entry for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, including holders of student visas.
For 170 years The City University of New York has had a unique mandate, providing a high quality, affordable education to all New Yorkers, but particularly those from underrepresented groups and immigrant populations, and giving them remarkable opportunities to achieve their dreams.
Governor Cuomo’s FY 2018 Executive Budget proposes significant investment in The City University of New York and will advance its vital mission of providing a quality, affordable higher education to more than a quarter-million degree-seeking students.
On a tragic day in April, 1968, our nation suffered a profound blow with the assassination of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those who understood the immense power of his message of equality and opportunity promptly sought to ensure that his mission would endure, and just four days later legislation was introduced to make Dr. King’s birthday a holiday so that the nation would honor his leadership and keep his goals alive. It went nowhere.