Articles from March 2011



NCC Affirmative Action Committee Takes On Bullies!

The focus of this year’s Sexual Harassment Awareness Days is bullying. The NCCFT is proud of the work done by the Sexual Harassment Education subcommittee of the Academic Senate’s Affirmative Action committee in putting together three fabulous programs. These events are free and open to the public. SEXUAL HARASSMENT AWARENESS DAYS MARCH 29-30, 2011 Being […]

NCCFT Members Join Thousands at NYSUT Nassau County Rally

The NYSUT Nassau County Educate New York State Rally at Hofstra University on Thursday, March 24 brought 2800 colleagues from around Long Island to listen to an inspiring slate of educators, parents, grandparents, union leaders and politicians speak about the importance of public education and about their support for education funding. It was a colorful, […]

NCC Fashion Design Students Remember the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

JOIN US IN MEMORY OF 146 GARMENT WORKERS WHO PERISHED IN THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE 100 YEARS AGO. THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 CLUSTER A216 NOON to 12:30 PM Our Fashion Design Students have created a commemorative exhibit of shirtwaist designs. The names of the 146 garment workers will be read out loud by […]

Educate New York State Rally – Please Join Us!

In response to attacks on public education and public workers, NYSUT has been holding rallies across the state. Now it’s our turn! WHEN:  THURSDAY, March 24, 2011 TIME:  6:00 PM WHERE:  HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY PHYSICAL FITNESS SWIM CENTER/PHYSICAL ED BLDG More than ever, we need a show of mass support at public events, and Hofstra couldn’t […]

Fight Unjust Budget Cuts: Join NCCFT and NYSUT in a Rally to Education New York State

Despite overwhelming public support for education funding, Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget will reduce state aid to Nassau Community College by 10%. The New York Times notes that it is apparently easier to make painful cuts to the middle and working classes than to extend relatively painless tax surcharges on the wealthy. These budget cuts are […]

21st Annual Alumni Association Honoree Dinner

JOIN US TO HONOR THESE SPECIAL MEMBERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND OUR  COLLEGE COMMUNITY    FRANCES HILLIARD, Class of 1968 Excellence in College Service Award  PAUL A. SCHMIDT, Class of 1974 Excellence in Education Award  CHERYL SEARS, Class of 1975 Excellence in Community Service Award  JEWEL WEINSTEIN, Class of 1991 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year […]

A Call To The Community: Support NCC and Oppose Cuts to Community Colleges

Nassau Community College is an active participant on the SUNY Faculty Council of Community Colleges. The Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers supports the Faculty Council in urging all members of its faculty, the faculty of the 30 SUNY community colleges, and the members of the communities we serve, to write to their local legislators […]

Attacks on collective bargaining are attacks on our communities

On March 1st the New York State Senate voted 33-27 to allow for NYC teachers to be laid off without regard to seniority. NYSUT President Richard Ianuzzi calls this the “first blow” against collective bargaining in New York. He wrote in a letter to union leaders: NYSUT will not be part of any scheme to […]