Academic Commons Survey Results

We would like to offer our thanks to the CUNY Academic Commons Community for your great response to our April Survey. We thought you would like to see a summary of the feedback we received. Take a look to see how people are using the Academic Commons and what features they use most plus lots […]

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Graphic Activism: Lesbian Herstory Archives

As I was cruising around the CUNY Academic Commons sites earlier today to see what’s good, I was immediately taken with Shawn(ta) Cruz-Smith’s recent post on the Grad Center’s Library blog, namely “Graphic Activism: Lesbian Graphic Posters Exhibition.” The first few paragraphs of the post say it all: This summer as you walk through the halls of the […]

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Sunset of the Wiki

Early in the life of the CUNY Academic Commons, an important space for collaborative writing and for the sharing of open content was our Wiki – powered by MediaWiki . In recent years, users have preferred newer areas of the Commons – Sites, Group Docs, Social Paper – for this kind of functionality. As a result, we have decided to remove […]

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Verso Tweets Break Windows

Thanks to a retweet from Tressie McMillan Cottom (one of the best academic wranglers of the blue bird), I got transported back to my days as a Ph.D. student at the CUNY Grad Center. The editors of POLICING THE PLANET present their top 5 books on broken windowshttps://t.co/XyfJ0ax1On pic.twitter.com/Qb58meoirR — Verso Books (@VersoBooks) May 25, 2016 […]

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Diss is Open Access

I was trawling through the posts on the CUNY Academic Commons last week and I came across this post celebrating the recently crowned PH.D.’s in the CUNY Grad Center’s English program. This was of particular interest to me because I was once a part of the venerable Ph.D. program in English at the Grad Center. […]

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A DH Start-Up Grant Dynasty

My time at the Grad Center during the late 1990s is pretty closely associated for me with the New York Yankees dynasty from 1996 through 2000. Three world championships in a row (four in five years), and while the Yankees are easy to hate, that squad played like a team and it was a beautiful thing to […]

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