This is an extract from the April 1976 issue of the York College student-run Spirit Magazine. Each of the selections from this issue: the cover, the editorial, and the letter to the editor, reflect ongoing fears from students regarding the future of the college in the face of tremendous economic instability at the city, state and national levels. As the articles attest, during the turmoil, York College was threatened variously with a demotion to a two-year community college and outright closure. Fortunately, neither outcome came to bear though the college did share in the austerity measures implemented across the CUNY system. At York College, efforts to build a permanent home for the school stalled until the 1980s despite the announcement of construction plans in 1970.
Source | York College Archives Creator | Spirit Magazine Date Created | April 1976 Rights | Obtain From Spirit Magazine Item Type | Text (Article / Essay) Cite This document | Spirit Magazine, “Spirit Magazine, April 1976,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 25, 2021, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5122.