Yang Wants CUNY Funding Increase

HUNTER COLLEGE–Students grilled mayoral candidate Andrew Yang on public higher education, police brutality and supporting disabled students at a Zoom event on Monday evening with about 61 CUNY leaders and student-activists.

“I want the funding to go up and the cost to go down” for CUNY, Yang said in a statement whose passivity and vagueness seemed to capture his approach to the issue. On three separate occasions during the 45-minute-long event, students asked him, in one way or another, how he would address tuition hikes.