Clarion Masthead

October 2012

A conflict between English department faculty and the administration at Queensborough Community College (QCC) in September, 2012 has grown into a University-wide issue, sparking a new level of resistance by CUNY faculty to the administration’s Pathways initiative.

Barack Obama spent 12 years as a faculty member at the University of Chicago. Mitt Romney spent 18 years as a partner in Bain Capital. Their divergent views on government’s role in college education may in part reflect these personal histories.

CUNY adjuncts are familiar with being economically precarious, but things have taken a turn for the worse this semester at York College.

Why is the CUNY administration risking so much for Pathways? If you accept the premise that Pathways is about “facilitating student transfer,” 80th Street’s position seems inexplicable.