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CUNY Teachers Can't Call Students 'Mr' or 'Ms'

New rule in effect for correspondence at Graduate Center

(Newser) - In what appears to be a first-of-its kind policy, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York has told its staffers not to address students in written correspondence as "Mr.," Mrs.," or "Ms.," reports the Wall Street Journal . The school says the move...

College Students Protest New Professor—David Petraeus

CUNY lecture picketed by students, staff

(Newser) - The City University of New York may have dropped the salary of its new "visiting professor" David Petraeus from $200,000 to $1 , but that hasn't silenced critics of his appointment. Petraeus' teaching appearance at the uni last week drew some 100 protestors, reports the Guardian . "A...

Petraeus Takes a Pay Cut: $200K to $1

CUNY revises his 'visiting professor' salary amid criticism

(Newser) - David Petraeus and the City University of New York have been embroiled in a minor scandal this month, after it was revealed the former CIA chief was going to be paid $200,000 a year to teach at the college part-time. Now CUNY has revised his "visiting professor" salary—...

Playwright Kushner Likely to Get Honorary Degree After All

CUNY will reconsider controversial move

(Newser) - CUNY officials will meet Monday to try to end the PR disaster that has erupted in a normally uncontroversial realm—the awarding of an honorary degree. The board of trustees at City University of New York made the surprise move Tuesday of withholding such a degree from Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony...

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