Rather than continue hijacking the comments thread at my IHE column, I'll simply point out here that the crisis in the New York State higher education budget, which pits SUNY vs. CUNY and public colleges and universities vs. privates, is coming to a boiling point.
Here's some testimony from late January that's worth recalling today:
CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, Co-Chair, Commission on Higher Education
Alan Lubin, Executive Vice President, New York State United Teachers
Barbara Bowen, President, Professional Staff Caucus-CUNY (with related materials)
Fred Floss, then-Acting President, United University Professions
And for context, see the report of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities on the Top Ten State Policy Issues for Higher Education.
I wasn't planning to blog on this so soon, but I guess I won't have the luxury of perspective or reflection. More when I get back from a campus event!