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Revenue Gain Needed To Restore Adjuncts—CUNY

Posted 8/3/20

The City University of New York's Chancellor hopes to bring back many of the almost-2,900 adjuncts who were recently laid off—but would not promise to use Federal coronavirus funding the system received to do so.

At a virtual State Senate and Assembly hearing on how COVID-19 has affected colleges and universities, Chancellor Félix Matos Rodriguez stated that the public-university system intends to use $132 million in CARES Act funding to invest in training and infrastructure for online instruction, to reimburse campuses and for mental-health support—but that it wouldn’t actually be spending the money yet.

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