04/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Spitzer's Plans For SUNY, CUNY In Peril

During Eliot Spitzer's campaign for governor, he often wondered why New York lacked a public university on a par with Berkeley, the University of California's flagship. Once elected, he seemed poised to raise the profile of the state's two huge systems -- the State University of New York and the City University of New York -- and maybe even create a couple of Berkeleys in the process.