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“A startling trend,” says head of a leading anti-poverty organization. Adams and Hochul haven’t detailed how they might help.
Student body has shrunk by 23% at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, one of seven two-year schools struggling to keep high school grads signing up amid pandemic upheaval.
A resolution expressing solidarity with the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement marks the latest example of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict playing out across some of CUNY’s 25 campuses, raising tensions and stoking dissension.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
State works with schools to find alternatives to quarantine-disrupted placements on hospital wards where students get vital training.
Students question why they have to pay fees between $60 to $180 even though in-person activities and group budgets are on hold.
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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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.
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.
Union calls for campus leaders to consider taking pay cuts as part-time profs and students fight for funding to save jobs and classes.
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.
Students are being kicked out at CSI, Hunter and City colleges to make way for “medical emergency centers” in the fight against coronavirus.
The NY DREAM Act opened college help to undocumented students. But the confusing process ended with unexpected — and unexplained — bad news for some.
“It screams for condos” said a rep for one developer eyeing money-making possibilities on prime John Jay College 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.