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Revised and Expanded In-Process Agenda: Cultural Anthropology Meeting

This “Revised and Expanded In-Process Agenda” based on minutes from a May 18th Cultural Anthropology graduate student meeting emphasized that the document was not a manifesto but rather a collection of ideas that were open to discussion and revision. The students called for “a student-run structure to address common problems.” Claiming that the Graduate Center was failing to live up to its “public educational mandate,” the Cultural Anthropology students enumerated the program’s problems: tuition increases, financial stress, a lack of peer-run advocacy procedures, and a misuse of resources. Among other points of contention, the students advocated for more opportunities for students and faculty to communicate, student representation in the admissions process, and a designated student meeting place. This item documented student activism in the Cultural Anthropology program prior to the 1991 City University of New York (CUNY) strikes.

Source | McCaffrey, Katherine
Creator | Students from the Cultural Anthropology department
Date Created | May 18, 1990
Rights | Copyright McCaffrey, Katherine
Item Type | Text (Notes / Minutes)
Cite This document | Students from the Cultural Anthropology department , “Revised and Expanded In-Process Agenda: Cultural Anthropology Meeting,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed April 21, 2024, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/11892.

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