Citing “the many reasons for our excitement and optimism at CUNY,” Chancellor James B. Milliken testified today at the Joint Senate and Assembly public hearing in Albany on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2018 – 2019 State Executive Budget proposal.
“We applaud the important increased investment in CUNY’s operations, as well as the continued commitment to critical maintenance.
Today we commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a true American hero whose impassioned leadership in the struggles for racial equality, social and economic justice, inclusion and opportunity helped define the conscience of a nation. And while it is altogether fitting that we celebrate his extraordinary contributions, it is striking and most unfortunate that his teaching continues to be in some ways as urgent and essential as it was half a century ago.
“We applaud Governor Cuomo’s plan to invest in food pantries on all public university campuses. CUNY has been a leader in addressing food insecurity on campus and runs pantries on more than half of our 24 campuses, including at six of our seven community colleges.