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This dossier is broken into three sections: (1) a set of articles and primary documents depicting struggle at CUNY for open admissions, free speech, equal rights, and against downsizing and privatization; (2) a set of reports and plans commissioned by CUNY's administration and the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank; and (3) a list of frequently updated web sites and web resources.

The Politics of Race and Class at CUNY
Invest in CUNY Find all about the direct links between the power elite in NYC and CUNY; philanthropy abounds and is shaping the future of CUNY.
Frequently Updated Web Resources
CUNY Board of Trustee Minutes. From 1940 through today.
CUNY facts. Great resource for data on enrollment, admissions, degrees granted, race/ethnicity, SEEK/Discovery.
The Chancellor. Find out the Chancellor’s take on CUNY, his plans for its future, and his understanding of CUNY’s role in the future of NYC.
CUNY Budget. Information on the CUNY master plan, capital budget, CUNY compact, and numerous other finance and budget reports.
CUNY Matters Magazine of CUNY.
PSC Clarion Great for stats and information on CUNY, both present and historically. [Paper of the CUNY PSC Union]
GC Advocate Helpful for stats and back information on CUNY. [Student Paper of the CUNY Graduate Center]
New York Times: Articles on CUNY. Subpage of NY Times articles on CUNY dating back to 1980s - if you don't have a subscription.
Management’s Perspective
Articles by the Manhattan Institute – a conservative free-market think thank — calling for transformation from "remedial backwater" to " "elite institution" Merit Pay for CUNY’s Profs "Here’s how CUNY can spruce up its medocre faculty" by Heather Mac Donald
Articles by the Manhattan Institute – a conservative free-market think thank — calling for transformation from "remedial backwater" to " "elite institution" Room for Excellence?
Articles by the Manhattan Institute – a conservative free-market think thank — calling for transformation from "remedial backwater" to " "elite institution" City Journal Interview: Setting a High Standard
Articles by the Manhattan Institute – a conservative free-market think thank — calling for transformation from "remedial backwater" to " "elite institution" Downward Mobility
Articles by the Manhattan Institute – a conservative free-market think thank — calling for transformation from "remedial backwater" to " "elite institution" CUNY Could Be Good Again
Documents and Reports commissioned by CUNY The City University of New York: An Institution Adrift THE MASTER PLAN to restructure—that is, neoliberalize—CUNY, 1999
Documents and Reports commissioned by CUNY The Governance of the City University of New York: A System at Odds with Itself Report commissioned by the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on the City University of New York
Documents and Reports commissioned by CUNY Issue of Tuition and Funding at the City University of New York Discusses the history of Tuition at CUNY and the role of tuition at CUNY in the context of the overall funding of CUNY, numbers galore, 2003
Documents and Reports commissioned by CUNY CUNY Compact Chancellor Goldstein’s public-private partnership and financing plan to deal with ‘too little investment and too little revenue.’ In other words, how Goldstein and the trustees are going to neoliberalize CUNY. This is the promotional flyer.
Documents and Reports commissioned by CUNY CUNY Master Plan 2008-12 Still adrift?
Documents and Reports commissioned by CUNY CHANCELLOR GOLDSTEIN REPORTS CHANCELLOR GOLDSTEIN PODCASTS
On Manhattan Institute’s rise to power in NYC Conservatives plant a seed in NYC: Think tank helps Giuliani set his agenda Think tank helps Giuliani set his agenda
On Manhattan Institute’s rise to power in NYC The Manhattan Institute Nudges New York Rightward
Struggle at CUNY
download pdf CUNY TIME! 2008 Zine
download pdf CUNY TIME! 2010 Zine
Articles from Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation (1997) [good short articles on CUNY] Students Fight Educational Apartheid
Articles from Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation (1997) [good short articles on CUNY] Hunter Students SEEK Justice
Articles from Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation (1997) [good short articles on CUNY] United Front Builds then Shuts Down Bridges
Articles from Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation (1997) [good short articles on CUNY] Hostos Students Under Attack in NYC
CUNY's history of struggle, ordered chronologically The Struggle for Free Speech at CCNY, 1931-42. Textual and visual analysis.
CUNY's history of struggle, ordered chronologically Demands of the BPRSC of Harlem University (April-May 1969) What started the push for open admissions.
CUNY's history of struggle, ordered chronologically The Struggle for CUNY Chritopher Gunderson’s narrative and analysis of student struggle at CUNY from 1969 and 1999.
CUNY's history of struggle, ordered chronologically The History of the City College of New York: 1969-1999 A web page on the history of student struggle at City College.
CUNY's history of struggle, ordered chronologically Hostos Community College: Battle of the Seventies. A personal-historical account of the 1975-76 financial crisis by the Coordinator of the Coalition to Save Hostos Community College, Ramon J. Jimenez.
CUNY's history of struggle, ordered chronologically Save Hostos: Politics and Community Mobilization to Save a College in the Bronx, 1973-1978. A personal account by Gerald Meyer of the struggle to save Hostos College.
Open Admissions and Civil Rights at CUNY The Struggle at CUNY: Open Admissions and Civil Rights 1992 article by Ron McGuire, who was expelled during the open admissions strike at CCNY in 69.
Open Admissions and Civil Rights at CUNY An Open Admissions Program For a Democratic City University This 10 point program was put out by Hostos Students for Open Admissions and the Hostos Student Government in Spring 1998.
Open Admissions and Civil Rights at CUNY The CUNY Struggle: Class & Race In Public Higher Education. 1999 article by Nancy Romer, taken from the New Politics.
Open Admissions and Civil Rights at CUNY Smash Racist Purge of CUNY– Fight for Open Admissions, Free Tuition! Article on the 1999 Student Protests.
Open Admissions and Civil Rights at CUNY CLOSING CUNY’S DOORS. On the end of open admissions and what it means for people of color and the working class.
Open Admissions and Civil Rights at CUNY Estan Cerrando Las Puertas En espanol: On the end of open admissions and what it means for people of color and the working class
Open Admissions and Civil Rights at CUNY Some Thoughts on the History of CUNY SLAM the collectively written and spoken history of the Student Liberation Action Movement (SLAM), founded in 1996 at the City University of New York
Privatization, austerity, and Governance Another University is Possible: Academic Labor, the Ideology of Scarcity, and the Fight for Workplace Democracy. Discusses the PSC struggle to win a new contract during 2005-6 and situates it within the history of CUNY
Privatization, austerity, and Governance Turning back the right-wing attack on education: NYC ruling class targets Black, Latino City University students (only available in article form) Short history of struggle against educational apartheid at CUNY, written in 2006.
Privatization, austerity, and Governance CUNY Rising: College Activists Mobilize Campus-Wide 3-Day Social Forum Good Stats on CUNY
Privatization, austerity, and Governance Occupy the Octopi Poster of CUNY being strangled by a Neoliberal mollusc and all that's sacrificed through privatization.
Privatization, austerity, and Governance The Free Academy No More: Restoring CUNY’s Promise In the financial capital of the world, what better investment could there be than in higher education for all?
Privatization, austerity, and Governance The Crisis at CUNY: Privatization and Downsizing by Gerald Meyer (Hostos Community College)
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