In Memory of Thea Hunter: Beloved New Yorker, Scholar, and Adjunct

“To be a perennial adjunct professor is to hear the constant tone of higher education’s death knell. The story is well known—the long hours, the heavy workload, the insufficient pay—as academia relies on adjunct professors, non-tenured faculty members, who are often paid pennies on the dollar to do the same work required of their tenured colleagues,” Adam Harris writes in The Atlantic, eulogizing Thea Hunter. [continue reading]

2 Weeks, 17 Buildings, and 5 Demands

In a time where the racial composition of Harlem was grossly underrepresented at CCNY, the 1969 protests served as a turning point for the university. Due to the activists’ tenacity and boldness in both the demonstrations and negotiations, they pushed CCNY and CUNY to open their doors to thousands of Black and Hispanic students, who earlier would not have qualified for admission. [continue reading]

Jannatul Ferdous Brishty: Fencer, Hijabi, Inspiration

Clothed in a light blue hijab complementing her patterned dress and eye-catching brooch, Jannatul Ferdous Brishty recalled the first time she decided to take the religious head covering. “When you first take hijab you do kinda think of things like ‘Will I take hijab? Will it stop me from doing a lot of things?’ I have had those thoughts,” she recounted. [continue reading]