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The Trigger Warning Debate

  By Ana Torres. Trigger warnings are previews given to students who have experienced traumatic experiences. Professors allow students brace themselves or avoid sections of the text.

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CUNY to Limit Student Activism

Kristal Lewis. The CUNY administration proposed a new policy on expressive conduct to set limitations to the ways students can organize demonstrations on campus.  

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Interim Chancellor Opposes Academic Boycott on Israel

Eric Nava-Perez. On Dec. 27, CUNY’s Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly released a statement condemning the American Studies Association’s (ASA) decision to support the ongoing U.S. Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI.)

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SGA Pays “Price of Silence”

Kristal Lewis. The Student Government Association (SGA) allocated a $7,000 budget for this year’s production of “Price of Silence.” The SGA had tabled the first budget proposal last semester. The SGA asked Jason Jeremias, the creator of “Price of Silence,” for a more detailed proposal due to problems with the budget checks during last year’s […]

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Academic Minors No Longer Required

  By Miguel Rondon.  In late September, Robert C. Troy, vice president for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost, sent an email blast to the student body that read, “Academic Minors No Longer Required for Graduation.” 

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Human Rights Lawyer: “There Was a Genocide in Guatemala”

  By Brenda Leon. This November, Spanish human rights lawyer Sofia Duyos-Alvarez came to speak in the Library Atrium about the Guatemalan genocide trials. 

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City College Shuts Down Student Center

By The Meridian editor. City College closed the Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Community and Student Center, an educational and organizing space founded on 1989 by leftist student groups, on Sunday morning without alerting the students and activists who work inside. The Morales-Shakur Center runs independently from college control and it is administered by activists within City […]

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CUNY Students Arrested at Petraeus Protest

By Miguel Rodriguez. Six CUNY students were arrested on September 17 while protesting against ex-CIA director David Patraeus during a fundraiser at Macaulay Honors College.

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Students Petition to Walk on Graduation Day

By Marilyn Bryant. Lehman alumni critical of the commencement ceremony format are circulating a petition proposing changing it.

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Requiem for a Poet Lost

By Gary Schwartz. John Rodriguez, an extraordinary natural and studied poet who wrote about his life in an open book, died this summer by his own hand.

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