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Minutes of Proceedings: Establishing Community College Number Seven

In these minutes of proceedings from a January 22, 1968 meeting of the Board of Higher Education, the Board resolves to create the "Committee to Seek Presidents for Community Colleges Seven and Eight." The committee is first tasked with filling the [...]

Handwritten Notes from a September 12, 1968 Meeting

These handwritten notes are from a September 12, 1968 meeting of CUNY officials concerning the creation of Medgar Evers College. The notes suggest that the criteria for presidential candidates be established and that a selection be made by January [...]

25 Years of Progress: Professional Staff Congress/CUNY

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC) published this collection of articles written by Irwin Yellowitz, "professor emeritus of history at City College and a former PSC treasurer." The articles and [...]

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 [...]

LaGuardia Community College Division of Continuing Education: General Statement

This undated document details the accomplishments of the Division of Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College. The division's programs were designed to provide access to higher education for nontraditional learners and to respond to the [...]

A College in the City

This report, commissioned by Dr. William Birenbaum, then the president of the Educational Affiliate of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and later the first president of Staten Island Community College, argues that urban institutions of [...]

The Mayor's Advisory Task Force Report: The City University of New York: An Institution Adrift

The Mayor's Advisory Task Force on the City University of New York issued its report, The City University of New York: An Institution Adrift, to Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on June 7, 1999. Over the course of their investigation, they reported that [...]

Summer 1969 Brooklyn College Faculty Council Resolution Confirming the Establishment of the Puerto Rican and Afro-American Institutes at Brooklyn College

The establishment of both the Puerto Rican and Afro-American Institutes within Brooklyn College (BC), effective September, 1969, was announced in Minutes of the BC Faculty Council, . This document confirms the institutional purpose for both [...]

May 5, 1969 Memo from Brooklyn College Acting President George Peck discussing input from BC student government about student suspensions

This May 5, 1969 memo from Brooklyn College (BC) Acting President George Peck alerted the BC campus about the role and responsibilities of the student government of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) regarding student suspensions. The memo [...]

Minutes of the September 23, 1968, Presidential Search Committee Meeting

On September 3, 1968, the “Presidential Search Committee” comprised of five City University of New York (CUNY) officials and five appointed representatives of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community, met to discuss a new CUNY college planned for [...]

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