By Anthony G. Picciano,Chet Jordan
Providing a complete historical past of town college of recent York, this ebook chronicles the evolution of the country’s greatest city college from its inception in 1961 in the course of the tumultuous occasions and regulations that experience formed it personality and neighborhood over the last fifty years. On April eleven, 1961, long island nation Governor Nelson Rockefeller signed the legislation growing town collage of latest York (CUNY). This laws consolidated the operations of 7 municipal colleges—four senior faculties (Brooklyn collage, urban university, Hunter university and Queens collage) and 3 group schools (Bronx neighborhood university, Queensborough group collage, and Staten Island neighborhood College)—under a standard Board of upper schooling. Enrolling on the time nearly 91,000 scholars, CUNY could evolve over the following fifty years into the biggest city college within the kingdom, serving greater than 500,000 students.
Reflecting on its area of expertise and broader position in U.S. better schooling, Picciano and Jordan learn extensive the advance of the CUNY method and all of its constituent faculties, with emphasis on its swift enlargement within the Nineteen Sixties, and the tip of its loose school within the Seventies, and open admissions guidelines within the Nineteen Nineties. whereas a lot of CUNY’s background is marked by means of twists and turns distinct to its locale, some of the matters and reports at CUNY during the last fifty years make clear the bigger national advancements in greater schooling.
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CUNY’s First Fifty Years: Triumphs and Ordeals of a People’s University by Anthony G. Picciano,Chet Jordan