Category Archives: Students

Push Back Against The Austerity Budget

The austerity budget that passed the legislature and was vetoed by the Governor cannot be a starting point for further budget negotiations. To find out if your legislator supported the austerity budget that was vetoed by the Governor, click here. Calls … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Stand up for public higher education in Connecticut!

The budget that passed the Connecticut legislature on September 15, 2017, has the potential to do serious harm to CSU, public higher education, and the State of Connecticut as a whole.  Even if Governor Malloy vetoes this version of the … Continue reading

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CSU-AAUP ACTION ALERT! Help Defend Public Higher Education From Decimating Budget Cuts

Connecticut legislators passed a state budget early Saturday morning that attacks quality public higher education in Connecticut. The budget slashes funding to the CSUs, which will in turn burden students and their families with higher tuition costs, program cuts, and … Continue reading

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Goodbye ugly sweaters; hello ugly session

December’s Union News takes a look at the upcoming legislative session, including a list of pre-filed bills that are anti-worker and anti-immigrant, as well as a letter from the Office of Policy and Management on the burgeoning budget deficit. These … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Day of Action to Defend Public Higher Education Jan. 26, 2017

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Sign the pledge to be a Higher Education Voter

Please click here  and pledge to be a Higher Education Voter and vote for candidates this election year who support quality public higher education. This national pledge drive is brought to you by Faculty Forward. Public higher education has been … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Students from BOR President Mark Ojakian

In the wake of some of the most dire budget predictions and shortfalls coming from the Capitol, Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian on March 23, 2016, issued an open letter to students detailing increases in tuition across the CSCU … Continue reading

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If your legislator is Bob Duff, ask him to stand with working men and women!

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Summit on Inequality in Higher Education Fills the House

The Constitution Room at CCSU’s Memorial Hall was standing-room only throughout CSU-AAUP’s Feb. 10, 2016, Summit on Inequality and the Crisis of Public Higher Education.  Expert panelists, legislators, community leaders and advocates launched an important conversation on the direction public … Continue reading

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Summit on Inequality and Higher Education Feb. 10

Inequality has come to define the state of Connecticut. In 2015, we became the state with one of the largest income gaps between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent. Connecticut also has the highest achievement gap in … Continue reading

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CCSU Student Government Association Resolution

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, the CCSU Student Government Association passed unanimously a Resolution In Support of Quality Higher Education. We applaud their efforts and passion at defending quality public higher education in Connecticut. Contract Resolution  

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Time to step up, not shut up

Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian spoke on WNPR’s “Where We Live” show Monday morning about the AAUP Contract Proposals.  He made it clear that the BOR’s proposals are still on the table. Although one “drafting” error had been corrected, … Continue reading

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A Night with Students and Alumni of the CSU System

On January 23, 2014, eleven students and alumni of the four CSU campuses were invited by CSU-AAUP to speak about the impact of a CSU education on their lives.  Video of the compelling stories the students and alumni shared can be … Continue reading

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