Student Government Organization Bilingual Newsletter: Student Government Office Vandalism
The Student Government Organization published this bilingual newsletter in 1975 to publicize that their offices and the offices of fellow student groups had been searched and robbed in the wake of the occupation of Hostos Community College. The occupation of the school was an act of protest to prevent the school from being shut down by the Board of Higher Education. When police finally ended the occupation and arrested 40 activists, the administration regained control of the building and had access to the offices where student groups were housed.
In 1975, in response to the New York City fiscal crisis, Hostos Community College was slated to merge with Bronx Community College in order to dramatically cut spending. It was this threat that led to the second iteration of organizing to save Hostos. Determined to preserve Hostos for the South Bronx as a place for students to pursue a bilingual higher education, students, faculty, and community groups joined forces to keep Hostos open for the community.
Creator | Student Government Organization
Date Created | 1975
Rights | Obtain From SGO Newsletter
Item Type | Text (Article / Essay)
Cite This document | Student Government Organization , “Student Government Organization Bilingual Newsletter: Student Government Office Vandalism ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 22, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4152.