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New York City’s Jobs Picture Grows Cloudier as Fall Approaches

Private sector jobs dropped this summer and the city’s unemployment rate was twice the U.S. average. But bright spots include public sector job growth — and signs that New York women in unions largely kept their jobs, bucking the national "shecession."

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CUNY Insider Sounds Battle Call on Tight Public University Budget

The $26 million in restored state aid to NYC’s public colleges — along with a recent tuition freeze — only "keeps us treading water," warns Trustee Henry Berger. He’s calling for an "organized campaign" to fight for funding, saying it’s time to "yell."

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CUNY Community College Students Need Help Covering Big Costs to Get Back to Class, Study Says

The Center for an Urban Future finds most two-year school students drop out before getting their degrees. A program called ASAP that helps them across the finish line is facing city budget cuts as New York emerges from the pandemic.

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How the Pandemic Is Speeding Up Job Automation for Struggling New Yorkers

Drivers, food preparation workers and more are at risk of seeing their positions go away — and Hispanic New Yorkers could get hit hardest, a new study found. The crisis is spurring calls for ambitious job-training efforts.

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CUNY’s STEM Graduates Nearly Double in a Decade but Disparities Persist, Study Finds

The City University of New York is making enormous strides in preparing students in science, tech, engineering and math, the Center for an Urban Future finds, with more homework to do in getting Black and Hispanic grads in the fields.

College Nursing Programs Change Course to Meet Surging Demand During Pandemic

State works with schools to find alternatives to quarantine-disrupted placements on hospital wards where students get vital training.

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CUNY Charges ‘Activity Fee’ Despite Remote Learning for Most

Students question why they have to pay fees between $60 to $180 even though in-person activities and group budgets are on hold.

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CUNY Fall Semester Enrollment Drops as Financial Outlook Takes Toll on Students and Staff

Student sign-ups decline as the city’s public colleges shed more jobs — including over 2,800 part-time professors their union is fighting to get rehired.

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Staten Island Student Veterans Look to Military Spending Bill for Fairer Housing Aid Deal

Housing stipends leave those studying in the borough shortchanged on rent compared with the rest of New York City. The difference comes out to more than $450 a month.

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In Emptier Manhattan, Low Census Responses Prompt Outreach to Those Who Left

In some wealthy areas like the Upper East Side’s "Gold Coast," Census responses are dragging behind 2010 figures by double digits amid the pandemic.

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Looming CUNY Budget Cuts Have Faculty and Students Fearing for the Future

Union calls for campus leaders to consider taking pay cuts as part-time profs and students fight for funding to save jobs and classes.

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State Asking CUNY Staff for Help Handling Unemployment Applications

Department of Labor staffers are so busy that Albany is recruiting City University of New York employees and other civil servants to pitch in.

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CUNY Online Learning Scramble Heightens Stress for Students and Faculty

Classes delayed a second time as colleges hand out up to 30,000 laptops to students who lack the tech to participate in remote learning.

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CUNY Students Pushed Out of Dorms for Medical Space

Students are being kicked out at CSI, Hunter and City colleges to make way for "medical emergency centers" in the fight against coronavirus.

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Some Undocumented Students Find Letdown at End of NY DREAM Act Rainbow

The NY DREAM Act opened college help to undocumented students. But the confusing process ended with unexpected — and unexplained — bad news for some.

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Big-Time Builders Line Up for Shot at Prime Manhattan CUNY Property

"It screams for condos" said a rep for one developer eyeing money-making possibilities on prime John Jay College real estate.

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CUNY Vies to Cash in on Its Prime West Side Real Estate

A former John Jay College building on Manhattan’s Amsterdam Avenue could make way for a lucrative private tower with new school facilities and more.