I’ve just released version 1.5.18 of the CUNY Academic Commons. This maintenance release features a number of important platform updates. WordPress has been updated to the latest release version (3.8.1), which boasts a new Dashboard design. BuddyPress has also been updated to the latest version (1.9.2). This release is a major plugin release; see https://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2014/02/06/major-commons-plugin-updates-scheduled-for-2014-2-21/ for a list of plugins that were updated under this policy.
For more details on the release, see the 1.5.18 milestone.