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Herman Badillo Appointed to Head CUNY Board of Trustees

This clip from a May 1999 NY1 news broadcast features the announcement of Herman Badillo's appointment to lead CUNY's Board of Trustees. Initially appointed to the Board by Giuliani as part of the Mayor's efforts to place allies critical of the CUNY system in control of its governing body, Badillo's appointment to lead the Board was at the behest of Republican Governor George Pataki. The move was criticized by many as overtly political without any regard for the university's academic future. The video features statements from Badillo, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and CUNY professors Sandi Cooper and Kenneth Sherrill in response to Badillo's elevation.
Source | Cooper, Sandi
Creator | NY1
Date Created | May 1999
Item Type | Moving Image (VHS)
Cite This document | NY1, “Herman Badillo Appointed to Head CUNY Board of Trustees,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 22, 2019, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/8482.

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