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Letter to Brooklyn College President John Kneller on Budget Cuts and Faculty Tenure

During the 1970s, CUNY experienced a fiscal crisis resulting in faculty and staff layoffs, increased tuition, as well as cutbacks in open enrollment. As a result, the coordinators of the Brooklyn College Women's Studies Program drafted this letter [...]

Congresswoman Chisholm Letter to President Kneller on Sex Discrimination

The Brooklyn College Women's Organization (BCWO) was organized in the early 1970s by an interdisciplinary group of faculty across departments to address sex discrimination other issues facing women on campus. This letter from BCWO notifies the [...]

Letter from BCWO to President Kneller on Sex Discrimination

This letter to Brooklyn College president John Kneller informs him of the Brooklyn College Women's Organization's (BCWO) formation of "a Discrimination Committee to investigate charges of sex discrimination against any woman on campus, having [...]

Letter from President Kneller on Daycare Center

This letter from Brooklyn College President John Kneller demonstrates the level of engagement that feminist faculty and staff organizers of the Day Care Collective demanded from university leadership as they experienced dismissal after dismissal. [...]

Response to the Brooklyn College Women's Organization from President Kneller

In this letter addressed "Dear ladies," Brooklyn College President John Kneller's office delivers a dismissive response to complaints of sex discrimination and demands made by the Brooklyn College Women's Organization (BCWO). Kneller's office [...]

BWCO Response to President Kneller on Daycare

Responding to the dismissive tone of a letter from Brooklyn College President John Kneller's office, the Brooklyn College Women's Organization (BCWO) wrote: "The tone and content of the letter...does not convey the cooperative spirit of which you [...]

Letter from President Kneller about Baccalaureate in Women's Studies

More than four years after the first meeting of the Brooklyn College Women's Organization, the Women's Studies Program co-founders received this letter from Brooklyn College President John Kneller. A major victory in securing legitimacy for both the [...]

October24 , 1974 Statement from Brooklyn College President John Kneller detailing his response to the student-led takeover of the BC Registrar's Office

This October 24, 1974 statement sent from President John W. Kneller detailed the steps the BC administration took in response to a student-led, multi-day takeover of the BC Registrars Office. Earlier in the month Puerto Rican and African American [...]

October 24, 1974 Letter from Brooklyn College President John W. Kneller announcing he will take no action regarding the student occupation of the BC Registrar's office

In this October 24, 1975 letter to the Brooklyn College (BC) community BC President John W. Kneller announced that the occupation of the Registrar's Office was "a closed issue" and that he would not enforce disciplinary actions against any students [...]

May 24, 1972 Letter from Brooklyn College President John Kneller Confirming Approval of the Puerto Rican Studies Major at the College

Two years after the official establishment of the Department of Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College (BC), the CUNY Committee on the Academic Program on May 23, 1972 approved BC's proposal for a major in Puerto Rican Studies. This item is part [...]

March 20, 1970 Brooklyn College Faculty-Staff Bulletin Announcing Creation of Three New Departments at the College

Published by the Faculty and Staff of Brooklyn College (BC), this March 20, 1970 bulletin alerted the BC community of founding of three new departments approved at a BC Faculty Council meeting. The three departments--Information Science, [...]

January 29, 1970 Request for Creation of a Department of Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College

This January 29, 1970, letter, written by Professor Josephine Nieves, Director of the Institute for Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College (BC), makes an official request to found a Department of Puerto Rican Studies at the college. The letter [...]


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