Warning: Are Parks and Open Spaces Up for Grabs? Are We Slowly Taking the Public Out of the Public Trust?

Posted by Linda Gross | July 15, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

We’ve been working with the many groups and people opposed to NYU’s ridiculous, bloated and unneeded expansion plan for some time now. Our main client, NYUFASP, represents hundreds of professors and faculty within NYU who are also against the plan; … Continued

Shocking Report by Professors at New York University Reveals University Education As Just Another Commodity with Exorbitant Rates, Price Gouging and All

Posted by Linda Gross | July 7, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

I remember a time when providing a good, reasonably priced education for all was an ideal that everyone believed in; it wasn’t particularly left or right wing. Thus, we got terrific public universities like the CUNY system here in New … Continued

Warning Signs: Inoculation Against Action

Posted by Sonya Landau | June 9, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

We all do it. Your mom tells you to clean your room, or take out the trash. You say, “Yeah, I’ll get to that,” then promptly forget to do so. She tells you again; you agree again. Eventually you stop … Continued

On Earth Day: Remembering the First Earth Day and Honoring Its Legacy

Posted by Linda Gross | April 22, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

I remember the very first earth day in 1970.  Although my memories are vague, it made an impression on me. I was a senior in high school, and I remember going down to Earth Day’s NYC headquarters in advance of … Continued

Women on Money…No, Really, Women ON Money

Posted by Linda Gross | March 25, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

I have to admit that it was something I had not noticed until it was pointed out; there are no women on US paper money.  There’s Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea on $1 coins, but when was the last time … Continued

Science and Politics: When Feelings Trump Facts

Posted by Sonya Landau | March 10, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

Looking back on it, there was a time when the US was set on making science a priority in learning. Advancing our technology and teaching our children to strive toward excellence in math and science put us ahead in the … Continued

Have an Intern You’re Not Paying? It’s Wage Theft.

Posted by Linda Gross | February 18, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

When our economy began to tank sometime around 2007, and jobs became more and more scarce, there appeared an incredible spate of “internships.” I use those quotation marks because these “internships” – for all kinds of jobs, in both the … Continued

Virtual Water: With Concern About Future Availability of Fresh Water Worldwide, How Are We Using the Water We Have Now?

Posted by Sonya Landau | January 13, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

Wow, that strawberry shortcake you’re eating sure is delicious. But do you know how much water it took to get those ingredients into the delicacy on your fork? You don’t? If you pay any attention to science news – or … Continued

Fear of Ebola or Fear of Telling the Truth?

Posted by Linda Gross | October 28, 2014 | Under LCG Blog

The biggest word in the news right now is Ebola.  Of course, the right wing has taken despicable advantage of this epidemic to try to strike fear into the hearts of Americans by saying, over and over, that the US … Continued

A Park is a Park, is a Park, or is it? In NYC, the Answer Might Be, “NO”

Posted by Linda Gross | October 6, 2014 | Under LCG Blog

For the past three years or so, a large swath of New York University’s professors (who have formed a group called NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan, a group we proudly represent) and the Greenwich Village community have been in … Continued