By Colin Morgan. On October 22, 2014,CUNY students rallied in front of the Lehman College bookstore in an effort to raise awareness of police brutality and racism. The rally attracted a small crowd of students, many of whom were holding up signs relating to police brutality, the Michael Brown shooting, and immigration issues. Members […]
By Colin Morgan. On November 14 and 15, 2014, a new student club called the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) will hold a Hackathon event for CUNY students. The Hackathon is an event where students will be challenged to create a computer or phone application based on a set of guidelines within 12 hours. […]
By Ebba Zajmi Gjergji. SUNY introduced a new sexual assault policy in October similar to California’s “Yes Means Yes” law, that will focus on affirmative consent. The policy is intended to prevent cases of sexual assault. 64 SUNY campuses have adopted it and Governor Cuomo has called it the first step in a statewide policy, […]
By Ana Torres. The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee (RSCC), held a panel discussion on Sept. 17 at the CUNY Graduate Center to discuss the growing militarization of CUNY, how to stop it, and what the RSCC is doing to encourage students to become revolutionaries. Six students (identified as the CUNY 6)– five of whom […]
By Colin Morgan. Lehman College, along with the City University of New York (CUNY), announced funding for a New Media Jobs Incubator and an Innovation Lab, a project that will help entrepreneurial and job-seeking digital media students. The $4.6 million project is a collaboration between Lehman College and two other CUNY campuses: Macaulay Honors College […]
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.
Kristal Lewis. The CUNY administration proposed a new policy on expressive conduct to set limitations to the ways students can organize demonstrations on campus.
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.)
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 […]
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.”