In the middle of a storm that has engulfed CUNY for its antisemitic practices and failure to address hate crimes, the school system has now allocated $1 Million in funds to change and make effective changes.
CUNY will now spend nearly $1 million to address the issues including an online portal to track hate crimes on the system’s 25 campuses, after pressure from Republican City Councilwoman Inna Vernikov and others from the Jewish community.
Classified eight points detailing the university system’s plan to cut down on anti-Jewish attacks, CUNY Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez wrote to Vernikov that CUNY is allocating $750,000 in new funding to counter “antisemitism and other forms of religious or ethnic bigotry.” “We are developing a system-wide web page for reporting campus incidents, including antisemitism, to facilitate and standardize reporting,” Rodríguez wrote in the letter.
The systemwide portal will require college presidents and deans to report incidents on a semi-annual basis. Rodríguez also wrote that CUNY will adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism as part of the systemwide diversity training for staff and students.