James Milliken

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CUNY to eliminate application fees for 37,500 students

Students from low-income families will no longer have to pay the $65 application fee for CUNY schools. The application fee waiver is part of an initiative launched by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and aims to eliminate financial barriers to affordable education. “Eliminating the application fee for low-income […]

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CUNY releases findings of anti-Semitism report

On Sept. 9 CUNY Chancellor James Milliken released a 24-page report concerning allegations of anti-Semitism within the CUNY system. The report looks at specific incidents reported across four CUNY campuses dating back to 2013. According to a letter from Milliken, the report, which was compiled by Paul Shechtman and Barbara Jones of Bracewell LLP, “contains […]

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Charges of anti-Semitism with activist group at CUNY

A year ago, the Zionist Organization of America, a pro-Israel group founded in 1897, received reports of anti-Semitism from Jewish students, Hillel directors and even their own professionals at CUNY. “These Jewish students, they’re afraid to wear yarmulkes [and] Jewish t-shirts,” Morton Klein, national president of ZOA, said. In response, the organization wrote a letter […]

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A cold response from Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his Executive Budget early last month, and the news was not good for CUNY. The Democratic governor wanted to shrink the state’s responsibility over CUNY. In essence, it proposed a cut of $485 million and make New York City pay that gap. But Cuomo backed off from the plan […]

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Chancellor meets with Queens College community on CUNY tour

CUNY Chancellor James Milliken visited QC on Aug. 5 to speak with members of the community. Milliken spoke in The Summit Flex Space with people about their background, particularly what QC meant to them and their suggestions for improving Queens and CUNY in general. Three different groups met with Milliken separately to chat with him. […]

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Board of trustees names new CUNY chancellor

On Jan. 15, the CUNY board of trustees appointed James B. Milliken as permanent chancellor for the university after six months with interim chancellor, William P. Kelly, following the resignation of Matthew Goldstein. Milliken’s selection came from the recommendation of a 16-member search committee comprised of trustees, CUNY college presidents, facility, students and alumni. President […]

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