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Issues such as a lack of contract funding for CUNY staff and faculty were brought up at the rallies. Photo by Jayashree Kamble.

CUNY funding crisis prompts rallies

In the face of a funding crisis that has plagued CUNY staff, faculty and students for several years, Professional Staff Congress, along with other unions and organizations, held several events dedicated to bringing awareness to the systematic underfunding of New York City’s public university system. Prior to first lady Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at City...
Nearly 20,000 people were present at the Class of 2016 Commencement. Photo courtesy of Hai Yu

Baruch Commencement hosts 3,000 graduates

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center was filled to capacity on Friday, May 27, as 5,873 students graduated from Baruch College. The 2016 Commencement exercises saw 441 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients from the School of Public Affairs, 1,255 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and 4,177 bachelor’s and master’s degree...
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