Letter to Hostos Community College Students from Professor Diane Penner
In 1975, the New York City fiscal crisis led to efforts by city officials and the CUNY administration to close or merge multiple campuses in order to pay back debt that was owed to major banks. 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, staff, and community groups joined forces to keep Hostos open. The faculty and students at Hostos Community College deployed political and protest strategies to achieve their goals.
Creator | Penner, Diane; Save Hostos Committee
Date Created | March 1, 1976
Rights | Obtain From Hostos Community College Archive
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Penner, Diane; Save Hostos Committee, “Letter to Hostos Community College Students from Professor Diane Penner,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed August 16, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4422.