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el Coquí, Volume 8, Number 8, May 1978

El Coquí was a college newspaper published monthly by the Office of College Relations and Development at Hostos Community College. This May 1978 issue featured a story announcing that Deputy Mayor Badillo had written a letter that offered some cause for optimism regarding the efforts to secure funding for the renovation of 500 Grand Concourse, a second building for the college. It also announced that the City University Master Plan recommended that the plans for a permanent Hostos campus be deferred to account for broader revitalization plans for the South Bronx.

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 Archives
Creator | El Coquí, A News Publication of Hostos Community College of the City University of New York
Date Created | May 1978
Rights | Obtain From 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 8, May 1978,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 19, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4672.

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