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 windows — 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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HETS Commons Is Up And Running!

Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) has added a social layer to its site based on the CUNY Academic Commons model. The purpose of HETS Commons is to provide a social-networking platform that seeks to establish and provide a space for collaboration and exchange of ideas, knowledge, and best practices among all HETS member institutions. HETS appreciates […]

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WP Tavern Recognizes Commons Registration Plugin

Sarah Gooding, writing for WP Tavern, one of the largest WordPress news blog, praised our BP Restrict Signup by Email Domain plugin: “The plugin was created by BuddyPress contributing developer Ray Hoh for the CUNY Academic Commons. It’s part of a suite of plugins recommended by the Commons In A Box (CBOX) free software project. The university […]

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Social Paper in the Classroom

The CUNY Academic Commons is proud to announce a writing tool conceived of by CUNY graduate students for CUNY graduate  students. Social Paper was conceived of by two GC students, Jennifer Stoops and Erin Glass. Housed within the CUNY Academic Commons, it enjoys all the features and protections available to Commons groups. Groups can be started with any Commons members, […]

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Navigating CUNY

Back in the summer of 1997 I was a strapping 26 year old with nary a gray hair. I was also on the cusp of matriculating into the CUNY Graduate Center’s English Ph.D. program. It was an exciting prospect to move back to NYC from Los Angeles, and I remember surfing the web during my […]

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The Underwater World of Networks

While exploring CUNY’s Academic Commons, I came across an announcement on the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative blog about an upcoming talk at the Grad Center: At the Edge of the Network: A Talk with Nicole Starosielski The post immediately caught my attention because I had seen announcements of Nicole Starosielski‘s book The Undersea Network on Twitter, and her work inhabits […]

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