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El Coquí, Volume 8, Number 1, October 1977

El Coquí was a college newspaper published monthly by the Office of College Relations and Development at Hostos Community College. This October 1977 issue featured stories on the new agenda of the incoming Acting President of the college Anthony Santiago, in the wake of Candido Antonio de Leon’s resignation. Additionally, this issue described the failure of the school to secure federal funds for the renovation of the 500 Grand Concourse building through the Local Public Works Program. The school had hoped that an application for federal assistance would bring the college needed funding to move forward on its expansion.

By 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos Community College had picked up momentum. Having extremely poor facilities, the college had acquired a second building across the street from its original location that would allow Hostos to expand. However, the 500 Grand Concourse building needed renovations to be useable but the college had been denied the funds necessary to prepare and occupy their second building. A fresh wave of organizing by students and faculty drove efforts to enable Hostos to continue to be a hub of opportunity for residents of the South Bronx.

Source | Hostos Community College Archive
Creator | El Coquí, a News Publication of Hostos Community College of the City University of New York
Date Created | October 1977
Rights | Obtain From El Coquí, a News Publication of Hostos Community College of the City University of New York
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | El Coquí, a News Publication of Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, “El Coquí, Volume 8, Number 1, October 1977,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed October 15, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4562.

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