Cut COVID, Not CUNY, Professors Protest 25% Cut

BROOKLYN COLLEGE — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York State will likely implement budget cuts across state agencies as tax revenues are projected to fall by $13 billion. For CUNY, these budget cuts could lead to fewer available classes for students, an increase in overall class size, and more uncertainty for adjunct lecturers. 

In early May, CUNY spokesperson Frank Sobrino told The Chief Leader that the university has a reduction target of $31.6 million for the next fiscal year. The CUNY administration advised colleges to be prepared for impending financial loss, and that each school should begin to figure out how to close the gap.