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New York Times: "CUNY To Tighten Admissions Policy At 4-Year Schools," May 27, 1998

This article from The New York Times reviews the decision made by CUNY’s Board of Trustees on May 26, 1998 to end the nearly three decade-long open admissions standards that had shaped the university system since 1970. The new plan, to shift remedial education away from the system’s senior colleges to its community colleges and to raise admissions standards, pleased many of the university’s critics, including Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who had long sought changes to CUNY’s enrollment practices. The decision made by the trustees was not one supported by all however, and the article considers many of the concerns of those opposed to the changes that were set to be phased in over three years.

Creator | Arenson, Karen W.
Date Created | May 27, 1998
Rights | Copyright New York Times
Item Type | Text (Article / Essay)
Cite This document | Arenson, Karen W. , “New York Times: "CUNY To Tighten Admissions Policy At 4-Year Schools," May 27, 1998,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 18, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/471.

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