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A Proposal for the Establishment of Community College Number Seven

This proposal for the founding of Community College Number Seven (later named Medgar Evers College) was put forward by the Board of Higher Education in November 1967. In this excerpt (pages 11-15), the Board establishes their desire to place a new two-year college in or near a low-income community, a first for CUNY, where it will give greater emphasis to "the problems of disadvantaged youth." Consequently, it is stated, the proposed institution will be tasked to experiment with new programs designed to meet the unique needs of the community that it serves. The proposal also discusses the implementation of a common first semester, plans for location and facilities, aims for community involvement, and admissions goals.

Source | CUNY Central Archives
Creator | The Board of Higher Education
Date Created | November 1967 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From CUNY Central Archives
Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Cite This document | The Board of Higher Education, “A Proposal for the Establishment of Community College Number Seven,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 6, 2023,

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