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Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators -- unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt) -- are thriving.

Newsroom Mantra? "We Should Be in the Relationship Business"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We should be in the relationship business, said media guru Jeff Jarvis, suggesting our longstanding mantra that content is king needs revisiting. Cre...

Contemporary Themes in Southern Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

I have dealt with the South and southern politics in previous posts; so we are not going to break major new ground here. But I think it is worthwhile to update what some of today's experts are saying about the South and its role in American democracy and history.

Why Jackie O Still Matters

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Jennifer J. Raab

Growing up at a time when the place of women in American society was undergoing sweeping changes and doors were opening for us into an uncertain future, we could look to her as a role model.

Watch The Rich Take Over New York City In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

New York's billionaire mayor may be gone, but make no mistake: The rich still dominate the Big Apple. The median income of the richest 1 percent of...

Where Mayor de Blasio Can Find Some Real Money

Carol Kellermann | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Mayor de Blasio is already committed to pursuing tax changes in Albany (a millionaires' tax needs State approval), and he should make property tax reforms a key element of advocacy.

This Year Let's Give Thanks for On-Campus Dissent

Julianna Forlano | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Julianna Forlano

How many of our personal rights and freedoms have their roots in campus protest? How many of our children's will be? If the City University of New York (CUNY) has its way, we may never find out.

Silence of Lambs: Adjuncts in Academia

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Khanh Ho

This week, I learned some distressing news -- news that has become all too common in these beleaguered economic times. One of my friends had not been paid for the last two months of labor.

Protesters Heckle Petraeus On The Street

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Protesters harassed retired Gen. David Petraeus before he gave a lecture at The City University of New York (CUNY), Mediaite reported on Monday. T...

David Petraeus Decides Against Massive Salary To Teach One Class

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.16.2013 | College

Four-star general and former CIA director David Petraeus will not accept a six-figure salary to teach one class as a visiting professor at the City Un...

CUNY Is Paying David Petraeus $200,000 To Work Three Hours A Week

Gawker | Posted 07.01.2013 | College

A first-time adjunct professor teaching a full course load at the City University of New York can expect to pull in around $25,000 per year. If you re...

$46,432 vs. $372 -- Community Colleges and Philanthropic Support

Félix Matos Rodríguez | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Félix Matos Rodríguez

Among many significant findings presented in a recent report from The Century Foundation Task Force on Community Colleges, there was one that truly su...

John Celock

Lawmakers: Iraq Anniversary Good Time To Address Sequestration Impact

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers introduced legislation Monday with the hope that the state can become the first to end the effe...

Tyler Kingkade

WATCH: Students March Through New York For Small School's Struggle

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.08.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- When George Caffentzis was teaching philosophy in 1976 at the City University of New York system, none of his students had to pay tuition...

Not All Mexicans In The U.S. Speak Spanish

NBC Latino | Kristina Puga | Posted 11.30.2012 | Latino Voices

No, Latinos don’t speak “Mexican,” and Mexicans don’t all speak Spanish. The City University of New York’s Institute of Mexican Studies i...

NYU Officials: Classes Could Be Canceled For The Rest Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.30.2012 | College

Colleges in New York City reeling from Hurricane Sandy's damage are canceling classes for a third day, and some warn they may stay closed through the ...

Repress U, Class of 2012: 7 Steps to a Homeland Security Campus

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Since 9/11, the homeland security state has come to campus just as it has come to America's towns and cities, its places of work and its houses of worship, its public space and its cyberspace.

Cheating Students Who "Pass" the Test

Alan Singer | Posted 04.11.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Thanks to a recent article in the NYT we now know why students score much better on the English Regents. The exam is much easier than the others. In fact it is so easy that it does not even measure basic student literacy.

Playwright Tony Kushner Defends Criticism of Israel, Announces Plan To Accept CUNY Degree (Exclusive Interview)

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.10.2011 | Arts
Democracy Now!

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner announces he will accept an honorary degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, following a controversy that sparked national attention.

Awarding Honorary Degrees Sometimes Creates Dilemmas: Tony Kushner

Ed Koch | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

It was inappropriate to deny playwright Tony Kushner an honorary degree. Although, in my judgment, he is hostile to the State of Israel, he was not being honored by John Jay College for his views on Israel.

New Book Details Politics Of School Food And Need For Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Jan Poppendieck teaches sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York. Her book Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (University of ...

CUNY-IBM To Open Unique School In NYC

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK — The City University of New York and IBM will open a unique school that merges high school with two years of college, allowing student...

Lesbian and Gay Musical Ambassadors Play Carnegie Hall

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The Big Apple Corps started out as a social organization, and continues today to offer a place where people can make friends -- and even fall in love.

CUNY Implements Waiting Lists For First Time

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For the first time in its history, the City University of New York has created waiting lists to cope with an overabundance of applicants this year. T...

Meet the U.N. Secretary General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Sudanese Diplomat Francis Deng believes genocide can be anticipated and even stopped before it begins.