Friday, March 25, 2016

Faculty and students protest budget cuts proposed for City University of New York - Isaac Finn, WSWS

Hundreds of City University of New York (CUNY) students, faculty and staff gathered outside of the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in midtown Manhattan last week to demand affordable higher education and new contracts for workers at the nation’s third-largest public university system. Democratic Governor Cuomo had just released his 2017 budget proposal, and the protesters were particularly angered by a projected $485 million shortfall in funding for CUNY. The New York City university system consists of more than two dozen two-year, four-year and graduate institutions, and enrolls more than 270,000 degree-seeking students and an equal number in its continuing and professional education programs. CUNY is separate from the State University of New York (SUNY), an even larger network of community colleges and four-year institutions in the rest of the state. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/cuny-m19.html

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