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Advocates Demand State Legislature Return CUNY To Tuition-Free Roots - Gothamist

Updated: Jan 2

By David Cruz |

"CUNY students are far less likely than their counterparts nationally and elsewhere in the state to encounter full time faculty, and CUNY adjunct faculty are grossly underpaid. CUNY students seek mental health counseling and end up on waitlists, and they struggle to make timely appointments with academic advisors," said Brooklyn state Senator Andrew Gounardes, the lead sponsor of the New Deal for CUNY, in a written statement. "Where CUNY was free for more than a century, today the state takes a billion dollars out of their pockets, money they need for rent and groceries."