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“Graduate Center Student Strike Update”: 16 Demands

On April 18th, a "Graduate Center Student Strike Update" document confirmed the students' 16 demands and announced that a negotiation process had begun with Graduate Center administrators.

Some of the demands were tied directly to the building occupation; students demanded that police or CUNY security forces not be brought to campus and that disciplinary action would not be taken against the striking students. Some demands were tied to CUNY budget cuts: They demanded that the CUNY Central administration and Chancellor Ann Reynolds present a plan to immediately put pressure on state legislators to stop the budget cuts. Additional demands targeted inequalities within the Graduate Center itself. Students insisted that the GC recruit new students and faculty "particularly from the CUNY system to reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the City of New York."

Source | McCaffrey, Katherine
Creator | Graduate Center Students
Date Created | April 18, 1991
Rights | Copyright McCaffrey, Katherine
Item Type | Text
Cite This document | Graduate Center Students, ““Graduate Center Student Strike Update”: 16 Demands,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed April 23, 2024,

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