To be clear: I did not bring allegations against Brooklyn College Provost William A. Tramontano. Those complaints were brought by the staff and faculty of Brooklyn College. You can hear Professor Hershey Friedman, Deputy Chair of the Dept. of Finance and Business Management at Brooklyn College discussing the matter in detail in this recorded interview. You can also hear Brooklyn College's Communications Director Jeremy Thompson attempt to defend the allegations against Tramontano in this recorded response.
Twenty of my fellow legislators have asked CUNY Chancellor Mathew Goldstein to look into these charges and, in light of the number of complaints we've received (and how CUNY has not stemmed the tide of these complaints until now) we asked for an independent investigation. Carl Campanile of The New York Post reports that Chancellor Goldstein has now "ordered a legal review of explosive accusations of job discrimination against female Jewish professors at Brooklyn College."
Sadly, my office has now received news of additional bias complaints at the school--this time with regard to Hispanic faculty.
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF RACIAL OR GENDER DISCRIMINATION AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE at 718-853-9616.