Crisis in Public Higher Education (11/4)

Join us!

Where: The Murphy Institute, 25 W. 43rd St., 18th Floor
When: Friday, November 4th, 8:30am-10:30am


Decades of disinvestment have been dismantling public higher education systems. These institutions have served generations of economically disadvantaged students, often from immigrant and communities of color. How did we get here? What is the path forward?


  • Joseph K. Awadjie, B.S., graduate student at Brooklyn College, Chairperson of the CUNY University Student Senate, CUNY Student Trustee, President of the Graduate Student Government at Brooklyn College, as well as Second Vice President of the Brooklyn College Alumni Association
  • Stephen Brier & Michael Fabricant are City University of New York professors and co-authors of, Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education. Michael Fabricant also serves as the First Vice President of the Professional Staff Congress.
  • Nivedita Majumdar, Associate Professor of English at John Jay College and serves as the secretary of the Professional Staff Congress.
  • Moderated by Penny Lewis, Academic Director and Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the Murphy Institute and serves as a university-wide officer and in the Graduate Center faculty chapter leadership for the Professional Staff Congress.