The Food Coma Round-Up

by Brian Michael Foote

Hello Commons!

Normally Thanksgiving week is pretty sleepy around here.  I was planning on coming back this weekend and having to scrape together some posts for everyone but it looks like the blogging community had their plates parked right next to the computer.  The week opened up with students at Baruch getting kicked around while trying to protest the proposed tuition hikes.   Once again eagle eye Tony Picciano was on it with good post outlining what the protest were about and how it went down.  Luke Waltzer chipped in with some video of the protests in the comments.  Tensions were high on the part of the students and security as everyone remained mindful of the events at UC Davis last week.  Occupy movements at Wall Street and elsewhere remain a big part of the conversation in the blogs here.

George Otte had a great post over at Tributaries about the steps and missteps being made on the march towards better online learning.  I think it’s safe to say that if you’re on the Commons then online learning is something near and dear to your heart.  If you missed George’s post I highly recommend you circle back and take a read.  Right on the heels of that post was our own Matt Gold’s huge announcement about the CUNY Academic Commons Sloan Foundation grant and our subsequent partnership with the MLA to develop a Commons-In-A-Box.  The news went right to the Chronicle’s Wired Campus beat and we couldn’t be more excited.  Let a million pizza loving groups flourish.  In a one-two punch for all of us open access/open source lovers at CUNY Jill Cirasella blogged over at Open Access that CUNY’s University Faculty Senate passed a resolution in support of the creation of a CUNY-wide institutional repository.

To wrap it up I’ll repeat what I’ve been saying for a while now: If you aren’t reading Campaign2012 you’re missing some of the best blogging around CUNY.

Till next week.