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New Analytics

For several months now the CUNY Academic Commons has offered serialized email reports via Google Analytics for our blogging community.  These email reports  include detailed information about the amount of traffic your blog receives including; how many hits occur in a given time window, how long visitors are on your site, and how many pages […]

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Commons In A Box Released

In November of 2011 the CUNY Academic Commons announced that it would begin work on creating a standalone version of the Commons.  With generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the encouragement of our friends and colleagues, the CUNY Academic Commons team is delighted to announce that Commons In A Box is now […]

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Occupy Sandy: What You Can Do

As we slowly recover from Hurricane Sandy, the need for volunteers has increased. If you are interested in volunteering time, food or other resources, there are many ways you can help.
Occupy Sandy Recovery
Several different organizations involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement have coordinated their efforts to help those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. […]

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Hurricane Sandy Services & Resources

The Commons team wants to acknowledge efforts made throughout the CUNY community to come together in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, from helping to prepare shelters for the imminent storm, to spreading information and resources through various social media channels. We would like to further extend these efforts and help connect members of the CUNY […]

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Boone Joins the BuddyPress Core Team

We’re very proud to announce that CUNY Academic Commons Lead Developer Boone Gorges has been named a core committer on the BuddyPress project, along with Paul Gibbs. Congratulations to both Boone and Paul!
As Boone explains in his post about the promotion, this means that he has been “handed the keys” to the software; […]

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One Week | One Tool: The Reveal

I’m very proud to announce that Boone Gorges, Lead Developer of the CUNY Academic Commons, recently took part in a remarkable summer institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities. Titled “One Week | One Tool: A Digital Barn Raising,” the program gathered twelve participants from across the country […]

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CUNY Academic Commons: Off and Running

The Academic Commons is still in its gestation phase — we haven’t announced it publicly, and we’ve only invited the 40-odd members of the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology to join (in fact, we’ve asked several interested parties to wait before participating) — but we’re already seeing the power of the website to make connections […]

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New Blogs, New Wiki Resources

We’re still in an Alpha version of the Academic Commons, but we’ve already received some wonderful contributions to the site. Here are some of the activities we’ve noted:
On the Blogs
The Bleeding Edge by Bruce Naples — check out “Online Safety Tips for Facebook Fogeys,” which provides some important guidance to newbie Facebook users.
Purely Reactive, […]

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