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NYPIRG calls for tuition freeze to help CUNY and SUNY students

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a plan that included a “rational tuition” plan for CUNY and SUNY schools in 2011 to increase tuition by $300 every year until 2016. On the same day, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher praised the section of the SUNY2020 plan and said she believed it would provide an “opportunity” for SUNY schools […]

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Queens College joins CUNY 2020 program’s investment plans

An economy bouncing back is ripe for investments; the CUNY 2020 program incentivizes the colleges to create economically stimulating ideas and compete with other CUNY schools. CUNY 2020 is a “Challenge Grant Program” that pushes CUNY schools to come up with long term economic development plans that create jobs, help communities and ensure quality investments. […]

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Cuomo is a no show at fracking protest

Elaborate costumes, catchy signs and an environmental cause joined hundreds of protestors together at Hudson River Park to give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a clear message: “Ban Fracking Now!” Unfortunately, Cuomo wasn’t around to hear it. He skipped out on his evening at the New York City Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 where […]

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Zombie Walk raises awareness about hydrofracking

Ripped shirts, bloody faces, dark stares and pale skin — no, it is not a zombie apocalypse or a scene from “The Walking Dead” — rather, students dressed as zombies as part of New York Public Interest Research Group’s, Zombie Walk against hydrofracking. On Nov. 14, student activists and members of NYPIRG gathered around the […]

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