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From Student Activist to Gotham’s Mayor

Nov 15, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The Metropolitan Studies major is now the Metropolitan-in-Chief. Peter Wood takes a look at how perspectives from academia have influenced Bill de Blasio.

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Can Civility and Academic Freedom Coexist?

Sep 25, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Civility calls for restraint, and academic freedom, apparently, for lack of restraint. Colleges and universities strive for academic freedom and civil discourse; can they have both at the same time?

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CUNY Chancellor Defends Academic Freedom

Sep 24, 2013 by NAS |

CUNY's chancellor has made a statement defending the academic freedom of professors to teach without intimidation and harassment, after NAS wrote an open letter urging him to do so.

 

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Re: Petraeus – An Open Letter to CUNY Chancellor William Kelly

Sep 16, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The university must actively stand against threats to academic freedom.

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Counting Jews: CUNY Diversity Report Includes “White/Jewish” Label

Jun 12, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood criticizes CUNY’s use of “White/Jewish” as a separate minority group for diversity planning.

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CUNY Adds Category “White/Jewish” to Diversity Action Plan

Jun 05, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Our New York affiliate weighs in on a controversy of racial and religious labels at the City University of New York.

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CUNY History Professor Urges Trustees: Preserve the Traditional Core

Feb 29, 2012 by David Gordon |

David Gordon, history professor and president of the New York Association of Scholars, gave this address on February 21, 2012, to the CUNY Board of Trustees, asking them to maintain the integrity of a sound core curriculum at CUNY.

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CUNY’s Pathway to Whatever

Dec 27, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood critiques The City University of New York's new "common core" requirements.

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How Central is the Core?

Dec 22, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood says students and faculty typically win when colleges build their curricula around a “common core,” but that the City University of New York’s common core is an exception.

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New York Association of Scholars Statement to the CUNY Board

Jun 09, 2011 by |

NAS’s New York affiliate believes a CUNY resolution intended to help community college students transfer to four-year schools has the unintended consequence of severely undermining academic standards.

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Totems in America

May 23, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood defends the CUNY trustee who opposed an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner.

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CUNY Trustees Stand Up Against Faculty’s Anti-Israel Sentiments - In Vain

May 11, 2011 by NYAS |

A statement of NAS's affiliate the New York Association of Scholars on the Kushner controversy.

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You’re Hired—You’re Fired

Feb 25, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |

Sharad Karkhanis's Patriot Returns newsletter, which goes to 13,000 CUNY faculty and employees, emailed my responses to a number of letters to the editor concerning my article "Freedom and Standards at CUNY: The Case… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

CUNY Affiliate Urges Common Reading Transparency

Sep 20, 2010 by Dorothy Lang |

The CUNY Association of Scholars gives Brooklyn College three recommendations for improving its freshman book assignment.

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Tolerance and Terrorism at Queens College

Nov 23, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

Jeff Wiesenfeld, trustee of the City University of New York, has written a letter to the New York Post concerning an alleged terrorist's appearing as a speaker at Queens College (h/t Sharad Karkhanis).  The PostContinue Reading | 5 Comments >

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