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 to the fray while wishing our founder, Dr. Gregory Donovan, bonne chance in his new position as Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Saint Peter’s University. Laurie Hurson (Environmental Psychology) and Christina Nadler (Sociology) join Maggie Galvan (English) to help grow and innovate OpenCUNY and support and nourish our digital community. You can read our bios and contact us here: http://opencuny.org/coordinators/.
Additionally, another welcome must be made to the newest version of WordPress, 3.6, which we switched to over the summer. With this upgrade comes native video and audio support (no need for a plugin), updated revision information, a whole new default theme (the Tumblr-esque Twenty Thirteen), and more. Read all about the new features here (http://wordpress.org/news/2013/08/oscar/) and don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions.
In 2012-2013, OpenCUNY actively participated in the Internet Research Team (http://internetresearchteam.commons.gc.cuny.edu/), helped sponsor and participate in an #OccupyData hackathon (http://opencuny.org/blog/2013/02/03/occupy-sandy-data-and-open-data-day-223/), organized a panel of Graduate Center students for the Theorizing the Web conference (http://opencuny.org/event/the-cuny-graduate-center-theorizing-a-public-web/), hosted a Cryptoparty (http://opencuny.org/event/cryptoparty/) and Techno Activism Third Monday (http://opencuny.org/blog/2013/06/05/internet-society-posts-video-of-opencuny-openitp-ta3m-event/), and more. We hope to continue such active collaboration this coming year with groups both inside and outside the Graduate Center.
Keep Tabs on the OpenCUNY Community
To stay in the loop with all the exciting work that is going on OpenCUNY, we encourage you to follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/opencuny) and connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/opencuny). Both these outlets share and circulate any new material published publicly on OpenCUNY.
Tips & Tricks if You’re Still New to OpenCUNY/WordPress
- OpenCUNY Basics: the Who, What, When, Where, Why of OpenCUNY: http://opencuny.info/2012/08/22/opencuny-basics/
- WordPress How-to: A curation of WordPress.tv videos about how to use WordPress: http://opencuny.info/2011/09/22/wordpress-how-to/
- GC Mobile Guide: How to digitally connect with active graduate students across the Graduate Center: http://www.opencuny.org/gcmobile
Ideas & Information to Further Your OpenCUNY Vision
- 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Site & Making it Sparkle: http://opencuny.info/2013/08/25/5-tips-for-maintaining-your-opencuny-site-making-it-sparkle/
- 5 Common Plugins: http://opencuny.info/2013/08/25/5-common-plugins/
- How to Choose the Right Privacy Settings: http://opencuny.info/2011/10/13/privacy-levels-2/
- How to Use Your Own Domain with OpenCUNY: http://opencuny.info/2011/10/07/how-to-use-your-own-personal-url-with-an-opencuny-site/
- How to Add Non-GC Participants to our Community: http://opencuny.info/2013/07/10/how-to-add-non-gc-people-to-your-opencuny-site/
Collaborate with us!
Are you organizing events that touch on technology, access, activism, open-source, etc.? We would love to put our heads together and potentially create/host/co-sponsor events with you! Contact us here: http://opencuny.org/event-collaboration/
Chrissy, Laurie, Maggie.
firstname.lastname@example.org, Coordinator for Organizing and Action
email@example.com, Coordinator for Planning and Development
firstname.lastname@example.org, Coordinator for Education and Support