Thursday, April 1, 2021

New York College Students, Faculty Petition Against Budget Cuts to Higher Education in 2021 State Budget - Valerie Puma, WICZ

 New York State college students, faculty, electeds, and advocates held a Zoom conference to petition against cuts to higher education. Over 5,000 New Yorkers from 64 CUNY, SUNY and private universities statewide are calling on state officials to finalize a 2021 State Budget that puts a stop to cuts and divestment from higher education programs. Advocates called on Governor Cuomo, Senate President Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie to take their experiences into account over the next week as they finalize the state budget,