1982 Interview with CUNY Chancellor Joseph S. Murray

By Danica Savonick|March 25, 2015|Of interest, Reflection|1 comments

Listen to former CUNY Chancellor Joseph S. Murray defend the policy of Open Admissions at CUNY. It’s so brilliant. When asked skeptically about the quality of the students that it would allow to have access to college, he responds: “Harvard took, after all, for three hundred years, the rather dull sons of the very rich and managed to survive and do rather well.” I can’t even. ZING. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLQ3WvdPX2U[/youtube]

Why Graduate Training Must Change If We Want To Reverse Income Inequality #FuturesEd

By Cathy Davidson|March 25, 2015|Class Recap, Reflection|0 comments

Yesterday, in “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education,” a student-led graduate course for Graduate Center students currently teaching in the CUNY system, we had a unit on “Life Circumstances and Pedagogical Ethics.”  As soon as the notes from the session are posted, we’ll tweet them out with the #FuturesEd hashtag. Until then, here’s a punchline:  Less than 23% of CUNY undergraduates come from families with a per capita income of

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