Open Admissions Protest Flier, October 1997
This Halloween themed flier, from October 1997, calls for participation in an October 26th protest at CUNY’s administrative offices at 535 E. 80th Street. Depicted are Rudolph Giuliani, New York’s mayor, and Herman Badillo, the Vice-Chair of CUNY’s Board of Trustees. Both men were vocal critics of CUNY’s policy of open enrollment and consequently received much of the ire from those in support of the policy. In May 1998, Giuliani and Badillo would get their wish however when the Board of Trustees voted to revise admission standards at CUNY’s senior colleges, in so doing they eliminated the nearly thirty year old practice of Open Admissions and removed remedial education from the university’s four year schools.