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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New York, NY — November 19, 2012 2:00 PM EST
Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
Director, CUNY Academic Commons
CUNY ACADEMIC COMMONS LAUNCHES COMMONS IN A BOX & COMMONSINABOX.ORG
The CUNY Academic Commons, an initiative of the City University of New York, is proud to release:
Commons In A Box – A free, open-source platform for community connection, […]
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. […]
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 […]
Today it was announced that Raymond Hoh, a member of the CUNY Academic Commons and Commons In A Box dev teams, was promoted to the BuddyPress core team. This means that he joins a small group of people primarily responsible for maintaning and building BuddyPress, the social networking plugin for WordPress that powers the Commons […]
The marquee feature of Commons 1.4 is the awesome BuddyPress functionality developed by the Commons Dev Team that lets members respond to email notifications directly from their inboxes.
If you wanted to respond to a discussion forum post before Commons 1.4, you’d need to click on the hyperlink in an email notification, log into the Commons, […]
We’re delighted to announce the latest release of the CUNY Academic Commons, version 1.4. The development team has been working feverishly over the past few months, addressing important issues such as profile privacy and group communication in response to feedback and insight from our community. Though the 1.4 milestone includes many new features and bug-fixes, […]
Several bloggers on the Commons contacted us to let us know that they received a flurry of spam comment moderation notifications yesterday, July 8th. WordPress, the platform we use for the Commons, sends such messages to blog owners when it receives spam or spam-like comments; rather than publishing them directly to the site, it puts […]
Have you always wondered how many people are visiting your blog on the Commons? The Commons team is happy to announce that visitor statistics reports are now available to the CUNY Academic Commons community via Google Analytics. New features in Google Analytics have made it possible for the Commons team to provide personalized reports to […]
The Commons In A Box project aims to provide universities and similarly minded organizations with a powerful, professional, free, and easy-to-use platform for community engagement. A central part of any such platform is its interface. CBox is built on BuddyPress and will work with any BP-compatible WordPress theme. Thus, organizations with the right kind of […]