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CUNY Adjunct Alert (March/April 2000)

This March 2000 edition of CUNY Adjunct Alert, in addition to covering late pay and adjunct voting rights, presented a "report card on the Slates and Candidates" of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) union election. The City University Unity [...]

CUNY Adjunct Alert (September 2000)

This September 2000 CUNY Adjunct Alert, announced an "Adjunct Awareness Campaign." in light of the newly-elected Professional Staff Congress (PSC) leadership, who were, according to the newsletter, “following through on their campaign promises to [...]

"Another step in an ongoing international campaign for parity in adjunct pay and working conditions" – Campus Equity Week 2001 Memo

Written by Marcia Newfield, this 2001 memo reported on the "historic" meeting of unions in the USA and Canada to discuss adjunct labor. The Professional Staff Congress (PSC) held a roundtable at the Graduate Center called "Adjunct Equity in the [...]

"How CUUC/Unity Created the Adjunct Problem"

This flyer, produced by the New Caucus and entitled "How the CUUC/Unity Created the Adjunct Problem," highlighted the New Caucus's commitment to part-time adjunct faculty. The flyer claimed that the City University Unity Caucus (CUUC/Unity) slate, [...]

"What the Statistics Say...What the Adjuncts Say"

This April 2001 piece from the Professional Staff Congress's (PSC) New Bulletin gave statistical accounts of the shortcomings in funding for CUNY colleges and the adjuncts who worked there in addition to personal stories that illustrated the [...]

Letter from Dr. Gary Okihiro to Hunter President Jennifer J. Raab

This is a letter written by Dr. Gary Okihiro, dated November 13, 2001, and addressed to Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab. In the letter, Dr. Okihiro urges Raab to invest in Asian American studies faculty, including a stable director, "to [...]

"Mind if We CRAASH Here?"

This article in the Hunter Envoy from October 2007 profiles the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) during the semester of its founding. CRAASH was founded by four Hunter College students—Olivia Lin, [...]

"Asian Studies Crisis?"

This article in the Hunter Envoy from April 2008 covers Dean Shirley Scott's response to claims made by the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) about the lack of financial support from the Hunter [...]

Voicing Student Activism: Bridging Theory and Practice

This poster advertises a panel titled "Voicing Student Activism: Bridging Theory and Practice," which the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter hosted on March 17, 2010, at Hunter College. The panel brought together [...]

"A Full-on CRAASH at Hunter College"

This article profiling the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) appeared in the March/April 2008 issue of Pacific Citizen, the national publication of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). Founded in [...]

Strengthening Education: Empowering Asian American Studies Conference Action Steps

These notes come out of a participant workshop at the Strengthening Education: Empowering Asian American Studies Conference hosted by the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) on April 16, 2008, to address the [...]

Petition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter

This petition was circulated by the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) in the semester of its founding in Fall 2007. The petition outlines the issues facing the program and the reasons around CRAASH's [...]

Letter announcing the Formation of the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH)

In this letter dated October 30, 2007, students announce the formation of the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH). Consisting of eight students, CRAASH organized in immediate response to the inadequate [...]

The Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH), 2007-2008

These are a collection of photographs of members of the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) taken during the club's early years. From top to bottom, CRAASH members are seen tabling and petitioning in Hunter [...]

CUNY Advocate Archives

This item links to the digital archive of The CUNY Advocate. It includes links to issues from 1989 to 2016. The Advocate serves as the newspaper for the students, staff, and faculty of the Graduate Center, CUNY. It is published six times per [...]

COEH & NYCHA Proposal

This document from July 2000 offers the terms for a proposal between Hunter College's Center for Environmental and Occupational Health and New York City's Housing Authority. The plan to train 100 NYCHA residents on environmental clean up included [...]

CUNY Edu-Factory

“CUNY is becoming an Edu-Factory… and we need to be talking about it.” In conjunction with Equity Week, this poster was created as a teaching-resource. Using the factory as a way to visualize the precarity of contingent labor and how it [...]

Photos from COEH Office

Taken in and around the offices of Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, these photographs capture several lighthearted moments amongst Center staffers in the late 1990s. Pictured from top to bottom are: Bill Capune, Ted [...]

Oral History Interview with Debra Bergen

In this oral history interview Debra Bergen, Director of Contract Administration at the PSC (Professional Staff Congress) from 1991 to 2017, discusses her early influences, the trajectory of her career and her contributions to the PSC. Born into a [...]

Community Health Worker Training Artwork

Created in 2000 by Ted Outwater, then associate director and environmental specialist for Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), these illustrations reflect some of the challenges that faced community health [...]

CLAGS Newsletter: 10 Year Anniversary

This special edition of the CLAGS newsletter, sent to members in 2001, celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the organization as well as the progress that the center has made. The newsletter places the history of CLAGS in the context of the [...]

Item Type: Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Subject: LGBTQ Studies
Survey of LGBT Studies Programs

This survey was created in 2001 by CLAGS as an attempt to compile a comprehensive list of universities, primarily located in the United States that offered programs in LGBT studies. Under the direction of CLAGS executive directory Alisa Solomon, [...]

Item Type: Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Subject: LGBTQ Studies
Judith Butler Kessler Lecture

In her Kessler Award Lecture entitled “Global Violence, Sexual Politics,” famed feminist and queer scholar Judith Butler raises the question of “who counts as human?” Interested in exploring the way in which different lives are valued, [...]

Susan Stryker Kessler Lecture

In her Kessler Award Lecture entitled Ghost Dances: A Trans-movement Manifesto, founding trans-scholar Susan Stryker discusses the concept of trans-movements. Using the Native American tradition of Ghost Dances as an example, Stryker discusses the [...]

Homonationalism Keynote: Jasbir Puar

This keynote address was given by Jasbir Puar as part of the closing events of the Homonationalism and Pinkwashing conference that was held by CLAGS at the CUNY Graduate Center on April 10 and 11, 2013. Homonationalism and pinkwashing are theories [...]

Assembly Update w/ Assembly Member Ed Sullivan featuring "The Friends of CUNY" (1999)

This 1999 roundtable discussion with Assembly Member Ed Sullivan features Drs. Sandi Cooper and Michael Kahan, leaders of "The Friends of CUNY," a group formed in opposition to many of the harmful changes sought by politicians and trustees of CUNY [...]

An Email Thread: Who Actually Was the First Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS)?

This document provides an email thread that began on March 31, 2008, with Anne Humpherys, part of the Graduate Center's External Review Committee for the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS). In her email, Humpherys stated she was [...]

Annual Report for CSWS by Patricia Clough

This report described the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) research and sponsored programs in the 2005-06 fiscal year. It included the Conviction Project Seminar, the College and Community Fellowship Program, the Community [...]

External Review for Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) by Adrienne Munich

This external report on the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) was submitted in May 2008 by Adrienne Munich, interim chair of the Women's Studies Program at the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook University. Munich began [...]

An Overview: The Center for the Study of Women and Society

This document, dated 2008, described the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS), beginning with its history, mission, Advisory Committee, and operating mechanisms. It stated that CSWS was formed in 1977, founded the Women's Studies [...]

2000-05 Awards List for Center for the Study of Women and Society

Compiled in 2008, this list included all the financial awards and grants the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) received for various projects between August 1, 2000, and October 6, 2005. The list contains the names of the people who [...]

Item Type: Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
National Council for Research on Women and the Center for the Study of Women and Society

This October 11, 2006, document provided a description of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) for the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) website. The NCRW had initially sent the CSWS a letter of recognition circa 1992, [...]

External Review and Self-Study of Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP)

This self study was prepared by the Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP) on March 23, 2007. The self study states that WSCP began in 1990 and that its student enrollment had risen steadily from 132 students in the 2001–02 academic year to [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society Brochure

This promotional brochure for the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) began with a brief history of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, founded in 1961. The first page identified CSWS as a center that had supported [...]

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