A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 23, 2004
CUNY (City University of New York)
First there was SUNY ("sue-knee," not "sunny"), the State University of New York.

Then came CUNY ("cue-knee," not "cunny"), the City University of New York. CUNY's colleges are older, however.

21 May 1950, New York Times, pg. 80:
ALBANY, May 20 (AP) - The second largest state university in the United States is only fourteen months old. It has more than 32,000 students, but no central campus or football team.
(...)
The university's abbreviated, coined name is "SUNY," but it is better known as the $200,000,000 State University system, created by the 1948 Legislature on recommendations by a thirty-member state commission headed by Owen D. Young, retired industrialist.

26 December 1965, New York Times, pg. S17:
Last season C.C.N.Y. defeated each of the other municipal colleges during its regular schedule. The Beavers were thus termed "unofficial" champions. This year they need only to defeat two rivals in the tournament to gain formal recognition and the C.U.N.Y. trophy - a Dutch wooden shoe symbolic of the first settlers of the city.

23 January 1966, New York Times, pg. 216:
The most controversial issue at C.U.N.Y. is
whether free tuitions should be continued

23 January 1966, New York Times, pg. 209:
Fight for Dear Old C.U.N.Y.?
(...)
In 1961, when even the smallest of local colleges began to toy with the prestigious transformation into Ph.D.-coining universities, the City University of New York - S.U.N.Y. - came into being.
(...)
ALTHOUGH the youngest of the nation's major universities, C.U.N.Y. is the outgrowth of more than a century of tradition. In 1847, the Free Academy was created, in the words of one of the founders, Townsend Harris, "to let the children of the rich and the poor take their seats together and know of no distinction save that of industry, good conduct and intellect."

In 1866, the institution was re-named College of the City of New York. Slowly, it became the haven of the aspiring lower classes' - especially the immigrants' - education-hungry children. C.C.N.Y. combined stringent entrance requirements with its free-tuition policy.

28 October 1968, New York Times, pg. 38 ad:
CUNY includes
SENIOR COLLEGES--
CITY . BROOKLYN . HUNTER . QUEENS . RICHMOND
LEHMAN . BARUCH . YORK . JOHN JAY

COMMUNITY COLLEGES
NEW YORK CITY . BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN
QUEENSBOROUGH . KINGSBOROUGH
BRONX. STATEN ISLAND

(Trademark)
Word Mark CUNY
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Educational services, namely, providing courses of instruction at the under graduate, graduate, post-graduate, professional, adult and continuing education levels; educational research; and education-related entertainment services, namely, athletic events and tournaments, exhibitions, conferences, and live performances, concerts and lectures.
IRST USE: 19640000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19640000
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76095651
Filing Date July 25, 2000
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition May 29, 2001
Change In Registration CHANGE IN REGISTRATION HAS OCCURRED
Registration Number 2793510
Registration Date December 16, 2003
Owner (REGISTRANT) City University of New York, The CORPORATION NEW YORK Office of the General Counsel 535 E. 80th Street New York NEW YORK 10021
Attorney of Record SCOTT M. KAREFF
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


Posted by Barry Popik
Education/Schools • (1) Comments • Tuesday, November 23, 2004 • Permalink


The Beavers were thus termed unofficial champions. This year they need only to defeat two rivals in the tournament to gain formal recognition and the C.U.N.Y.trophy - a Dutch wooden shoe symbolic of the first settlers of the city..masters thesis

Posted by masters thesis  on  09/11  at  03:42 AM

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