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‘Fix our schools’: CUNY students, faculty plead for campus fixes

BY CRYSTAL LEWIS clewis@thechiefleader.com
Posted 4/8/22

Rats, broken toilets, crumbling ceilings. Some of the City University of New York's aging campuses are in such dire conditions that they have reached crisis level, according to students and faculty members.

Although the state budget proposal allocates $793 million for the city university system, CUNY Rising Alliance, a coalition of advocates including the Professional Staff Congress, estimated that it would cost an additional $500 million to fully address CUNY’s capital needs. The group called on state legislators, who have yet to pass a budget that was due April 1, to increase funding at CUNY during a March 30 rally at Lehman College.

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