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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In Service to CUNY’s mission as a public university

A couple of months ago Jill Cirasella wrote a post introducing the recently launched Academic Works site on the CUNY Grad Center’s Library blog. Why You Should Ditch Academia.edu and Use CUNY Academic Works Academic Works provides an open repository for access to the research, scholarship and creative work happening around the City University of New York. I […]

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Browse the Social Paper Hub

Social Paper a networked writing environment that enables you to compose, manage, archive, and share all of your writing within a single digital work space. Instead of scattering your writings across a variety of platforms, Social Paper provides a durable networked space where you can develop your writing with helpful feedback from the community. This common space benefits not only […]

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Welcome to WordPress 4.4!

Hello Commons WordPress Users – WordPress 4.4 is now active on the Commons! It offers a bunch of new features, including the new Twenty-Sixteen theme and some revolutionary under the hood functionality for developers. Commons members should be aware of two other great improvements: You can embed an excerpt from another WordPress site by simply […]

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Social Paper: Retooling Student Consciousness

“Social Paper: Retooling Student Consciousness” Scholarly and Research Communication, Vol 6, No 4 (2015) – Erin Glass Glass’ article in Scholarly and Research Communications lays out the initial concepts and goals that later framed Social Paper, the marquee feature of Commons 1.9. Of first importance to SP is the facilitation of student “ownership” of the ongoing […]

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