October 7, 2011, Manhattan. A conference organized by the CUNY Graduate Center to explore what is happening to public higher education across the country and why – the challenges and opportunities that CUNY currently faces – and what individual faculty, staff and students can do to support quality education for all. FPI’s Frank Mauro and Barbara Bowen of the Professional Staff Congress spoke on Austerity and Its Consequence: Public Higher Education in New York City and New York State. Listen to the presentation and the discussion that followed, moderated by Joe Wilson.