Category Archive: Feature

OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future

Join us on May 11th for our Spring event titled, OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future  At this event, we will lead a lively discussion about OpenCUNY’s role in the dynamic digital ecology that has developed at CUNY in the last decade. When OpenCUNY began in 2008, it was the only WordPress installation serving …

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Scott Dexter: Intersections of CUNY History & Open Source Tech.

Since the beginning of the academic year the OpenCUNY community has been discussing the politics of being “Open” as we envision what OpenCUNY can be in the future.  In the Fall semester, on a grey day following the election, we kicked off that discussion with a wonderful talk by Dr. Scott Dexter, Professor of Computer …

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11/9 Event: CUNY History & Open Source Tech

“Free” and “Open”: Intersections of CUNY History and Open Source Technology Free tuition. Open enrollment. Free and Open source software. On November 9th, OpenCUNY will welcome Dr. Scott Dexter (Brooklyn College & The Graduate Center) to discuss connections between the history of the Free Academy and the policy of open admissions at CUNY and the politics of …

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OpenCUNY Spring 2015 Welcome; Come Celebrate with Us This Friday!

To welcome everyone back into the semester and celebrate the hopefully imminent coming of better weather, OpenCUNY is throwing a spring party this Friday, February 27, from 5-8pm in Room 5414. There will be drinks, food, and socializing with OpenCUNY participants (i.e. you and your colleagues!) and coordinators. Even if you haven’t yet joined OpenCUNY, you’re …

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We Need Your Voice: Reviewing, Commenting, and Approving Our Proposed Terms of Participation

Since 2008, OpenCUNY has been the student-organized, open-source, participatory digital media platform for The Graduate Center, CUNY community. In its participatory nature, every person who signs up with OpenCUNY is a participant, not a user. Our guiding policy, the Terms of Participation, aims to empower participants and let them retain the rights to the content …

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OpenCUNY Survey: Looking Forward!

OpenCUNY is launching its first survey (http://opencuny.org/survey/) and wants to know what you think about the current and future OpenCUNY! Background: OpenCUNY was founded in 2008 as a participatory medium. What makes us unique from other digital platforms is that we have a Terms of Participation, not a terms of use. This is not merely …

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OpenCUNY Fall 2014 Welcome

Dearest OpenCUNY participants, OpenCUNY, the student-governed, open source, academic medium for The Graduate Center, CUNY community, where you can build the website of your dreams through a WordPress interface, would like to warmly welcome you back to another academic year here in this Midtown labyrinth (distinctly lacking in David Bowie). It’s been great to meet …

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OpenCUNY Fall 2013 Welcome!

OpenCUNY, the student-governed, open source, academic medium for the CUNY Graduate Center community, would like to warmly welcome you back to another academic year and share some news and information about OpenCUNY. In the past year, OpenCUNY welcomed many new participants and participated in exciting digital initiatives, and this year we welcome two new coordinators …

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2013: Make it an awesome year with OpenCUNY!

In 2012, you were all were integral in helping our system grow bigger and brighter through increased traffic, new themes and plugins (many requested by you!), more social media involvement, etc. We’re looking forward to growing with you this year and wanted to quickly remind you of some of our services: Want a new look …

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Stop Censorship, Oppose SOPA/PIPA

This Wednesday (1/18/12) OpenCUNY.org will be “blocked” from 8AM to 8PM in protest of the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA). TAKE ACTION >> Why are we protesting SOPA/PIPA? “SOPA and Protect-IP create an architecture for internet censorship” … “thousands of commercial ISPs, colleges, small businesses, nonprofits, and other entities that maintain …

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