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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...

2 New York Colleges Draft Rules That Restrict Protests

New York Times | Posted 12.13.2013 | College

At Cooper Union, it was outrage over a new tuition policy. At City College, it was anger over the closing of a community center. At both Manhattan col...

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.

Of Makers and Takers

Martin Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Martin Kleinman

I come from a long line of Takers, in the strict sense of the (idiotic) term. My grandparents, on both sides, came to this country from eastern Europe, in steerage. They lived in the Bronx -- my much maligned New York City borough -- and worked hard all their lives.

Above And Beyond: Raising Retention And Graduation Rates at Community Colleges

Dr. Diane B. Call | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Diane B. Call

Community colleges are a gateway for non-traditional students; many of whom face a diverse set of challenges, and are obliged to balance their studies with the demands of work and family. To help these students maintain momentum, an atmosphere must be established that draws personalized services closer to academic objectives.

Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Building College Pathways From Rikers Island

Aviva Tevah | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Aviva Tevah

What they found was that lack of information and self-confidence are frequent barriers to college success for young men of color in the criminal justice system, who are often deterred by incomplete and inaccurate information about financial aid, admissions, and the benefits of a degree.

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...

Baruch Students Add Social Enterprises to Influence American Behavior

Elischia Fludd | Posted 09.22.2013 | Good News
Elischia Fludd

Five Baruch College students are changing the world as we know it with their innovative approaches to social problems.

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...

Can a Mayor Influence Economic Justice?

Tom Allon | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

For the middle class and upper-middle class, the choice is either to trade off a potentially well-funded retirement or to consign one's children to decades of debt in order to receive a strong education.

The High Costs of Aging Out

Richard Buery | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Richard Buery

Too many youth in foster care spend their 21st birthday packing their bags, finding a place to live and figuring out how they are going to pay the rent and put food in the fridge.

UNICEF Challenges CUNY Students to Save Lives Globally

Mima Stojanovic | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Mima Stojanovic

A few examples of simple, affordable innovations that have already saved millions of lives include bed nets to protect against mosquitos that transmit malaria, oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc to prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea, and low doses of antibiotics to treat pneumonia.

The Future of Medgar Evers College

Ryan Mack | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Ryan Mack

This year, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers. What did he die for? Did he die for us to divide ourselves? Did he die for us to prove that we don't have the ability to run and manage our own institutions effectively? Absolutely not!

Does Austerity In Education Limit Free Speech?

Salon.com | Posted 02.13.2013 | College

On Feb. 6, Yale student activists hosted a panel laying out the case for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement to pressure Israel into recog...

CUNY Professors Call For Halt To Curriculum Redo

The New York World | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

The Faculty Senate of the City University of New York approved a resolution last week calling on Chancellor Matthew Goldstein to halt and review the i...

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 ...

Higher Education for the 21st Century

Alan Singer | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

If higher education is going to prepare Americans for any type of future, reform is desperately needed. These are my short-term and long-range proposals.

The Student Debt Trap

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.19.2012 | New York
Camille Rivera

I shiver with fear when I think about skyrocketing tuition, climbing interest rates for student loans and the crushing debt my daughter and her friends will face after finishing school, especially in the current job market.

10 Professors Behaving Badly

Posted 06.11.2012 | College

It's always best to pay attention to professors, but it's sometimes what they say and do outside of the classroom that attracts the most attention. ...

Are All Jews White? The Woody Allen Syndrome

Diane Tobin | Posted 08.07.2012 | Religion
Diane Tobin

As funny and emblematic of a certain kind of neurotic Jewish mindset as Woody Allen is, what could be more ridiculous than assuming that he represents all Jews.

Young Concert Artists Triumphs at Alice Tully Hall

Jim Luce | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Jim Luce

Last week Young Concert Artists held its annual Gala Concert at Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, presenting the Lincoln Center debuts of three young soloists to a sold out house.