Higher Ed

Graduation rates in New York City ticked up to 81% last school year, about 2 percentage points higher than the previous year.
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.
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.
Soon-to-be-unemployed dorm workers facing decision deadline say they’re not sure they can afford to accept the state college’s offer meant to ease the pain of a Manhattan pandemic pushout.
At the State University of New York campus in Manhattan, 13 FIT residence hall employees will have a place to call home through at least May, even after they lose their jobs next month.
Cutbacks at the Manhattan SUNY design school will force 13 workers out of housing by year’s end. Meanwhile, college chief Joyce Brown remains in a full-floor 4,000-square-foot-plus apartment atop a now-empty residence hall.
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.
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.
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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.