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A Public School Teacher Was Asked to Take Off His Keffiyeh by Administrators. Is That City Policy?

Free speech advocates say that New York City Public Schools are "systematically trying to suppress and censor pro-Palestine student and teacher speech."

June 5, 2024

New York City Council Accuses Mayor Adams of ‘Cowardice’ and ‘Contempt’ as Municipal Power Struggle Enters Strange New Phase

A spicy City Council hearing revealed the rift between Mayor Eric Adams and City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams.

‘The Arab Students of Wagner Would Like to Be Heard’

Six months after October 7, a rift between students and administrators has rocked a Staten Island high school.

May 29, 2024

Scenes From a Public University Now Occupied by a Private Security Company

"It feels like admin really cares more about keeping some sort of appearance of order up, rather than actually caring about listening to what their students have to say."

May 23, 2024

CUNY Gave $4 Million Contract to Security Firm That Claims Protesters Are Using ‘Guerrilla Warfare Tactics’

Strategic Security Corp announced the contract in a press release that used the #StoptheSteal hashtag and warned that campus protesters are working to “instigate violence and chaos.”

New School Faculty Follow Students as Campus Occupiers Against Gaza War: ‘The Blood Is on Our Hands’

With police arresting and dispersing their students, faculty said, it is time for faculty to escalate their own calls for divestment from the war on Gaza.

Why Are Columbia Protesters Charged With Misdemeanors and City College Protesters Charged with Felonies?

Prosecutors and school officials aren’t saying much about the charges against student protesters.

‘The State Troopers Charged In’: An Eyewitness Account From Stony Brook Professor Arrested at Raid of SBU Pro-Palestine Encampment

"I’ve done civil disobedience before, but I’ve never seen the police arrest a peaceful group like this. This was like a military formation."

May 3, 2024

Inside the NYPD’s ‘Dystopian’ Raid on Columbia Student Protesters

Columbia admin and the NYPD tried to keep the press from seeing Tuesday night's massive raid up close. They didn’t quite succeed.