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A BBC Proposal: "Access ... Access ... Access ..."

Written in 1991 by Sidney Royce of the BCC (Bronx Community College) senate, this detailed proposal called to take student demonstrations off-campus and recruit the whole community to fight against the City University of New York (CUNY) tuition increases. The outlined strategy argued for a shift in focus from what Albany was “giving” CUNY to how the proposed tuition and budget hike would, in actuality, hurt New York’s economy. The document offered a historical background, a comparison of income from BBC entering students to graduating students, and a lobbying plan. Slogans included in the proposal were “Freeze or Free” or “Access … Access …Access.” This item offered a singular perspective that differed from that of many of the CUNY strikers.

Source | McCaffrey, Katherine
Creator | Royce, Sidney
Date Created | 1991 (Circa)
Rights | Copyright McCaffrey, Katherine
Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Cite This document | Royce, Sidney , “A BBC Proposal: "Access ... Access ... Access ..." ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 26, 2024,

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