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    How Will New York City’s Budget Cuts Affect CUNY And Our Community

    The COVID-19 pandemic that has taken over our nation has caused a decline in our economy by disrupting the city’s businesses, and more importantly, our schools and public services. For months, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and state budget officials have warned that New York and local governments would have to make extreme cuts to essential services including law enforcement, fire departments, and schools due to lack of additional federal stimulus money. Within these cuts, primary education is the most recent victim of the cutbacks, causing local school districts to announce possible layoffs and moving to more remote learning in order to save money. The City University of New York schools…

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    CUNY Budget Cuts Affect Office of Student Development and Leadership

    As if the CUNY budget cuts weren’t bad enough, its impact has spiraled to all corners of the CUNY community. One in particular is the office of Student Development and Leadership here at Queens College. The Knight News was informed via an anonymous source that the budget for four positions within the Office of Student Development and Leadership (OSDL) has been cut. Ordinarily, the OSDL would be staffed with an office manager, an assistant director, two associate directors and one director. At the present day, Dwayne D. Jones, Director for Student Life, stands as the sole member of his department. Jones is currently responsible for serving as an advisor to…