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"Chancellor Goldstein's Wedding Invitation"

This invitation to a mock wedding between Chancellor Goldstein and Kroll Security Group announces the protest in the form of a satirical wedding procession and ceremony, which was held on May 1, 2012.

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein hired Kroll Security Group to conduct an investigatory report about a November 21, 2011 incident at Baruch College. On this date, NYPD and CUNY security violently clashed with protesters (students, faculty, staff, and community members) who were attempting to peacefully enter a Board of Trustees public hearing on a 5-year tuition increase. On May 8, 2012, after the John Jay College Chairman and head of Kroll, Inc., Jules Kroll, donated $2 million to the college, the "Lynn and Jules Kroll Atrium" was unveiled. On January 4, 2013, Kroll, Inc. released a report absolving CUNY of any wrongdoing in the Baruch College incident.

An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy CUNY organized around fighting the militarization of CUNY campuses, and the privatization of education. CUNY students collectively organized pop-up universities, direct action teach-ins, hacking spaces and general assemblies at the Graduate Center and in public spaces. Occupy CUNY also stood in solidarity with Cooper Union students against the implementation of tuition and with Quebec’s student movement.
Source | Reed, Conor Tomas
Creator | Graduate Center General Assembly, Occupy CUNY
Date Created | May 1, 2012
Rights | Copyright Graduate Center General Assembly, Occupy CUNY Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | Graduate Center General Assembly, Occupy CUNY, “"Chancellor Goldstein's Wedding Invitation",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 23, 2023,


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