Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday Morning on the Upper East Side: Student Strike at Hunter College
Arriving on the Hunter College campus for our 11:10 a.m. class in American literature after our crosstown bus ride from Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus, where we'd taught composition starting at 8:30 a.m., we saw a group of Hunter students outside on strike.
Today's CUNY-wide student student activities were protesting budget cuts and tuition hikes and part of the Occupy Wall Street's November 17th Day of Action.
Our faculty union, the Professional Staff Congress, will be at Foley Square at 5 p.m. and asked members to "march with us to demand full funding of CUNY, a renewal of the NYS millionaires’ tax and an end to policies that that have enriched the 1% and impoverished the 99%."